Average Bench: 93.2% (20th of 983)

more Based on 463 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500HHTZ-04N21V0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-60N21V0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-75N21V0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-04N21, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-04N21, WDC WD2500HHTZ-04N21V1, WDC WD2500HHTZ-60N21, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-04N21V1, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-04N21V0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-7, WDC WD2500HHTZ-6

Excellent average bench

The WD VelociRaptor 250GB averaged just 6.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD VelociRaptor 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.87MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.34MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 250GB is 35.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD VelociRaptor 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 156MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 143MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 463 samples)
Min Avg Max
130 Read 168 216
125 Write 156 182
98.4 Mixed 143 174
117% 156 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.81 4K Read 1.34 1.77
0.81 4K Write 3.87 4.71
0.31 4K Mixed 0.39 0.46
171% 1.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
134GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 182
Write 166
Mixed 173
131% 173 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.01
4K Mixed 0.39
159% 1.8 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 170
Write 154
Mixed 125
112% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.12
4K Write 3.97
4K Mixed 0.38
162% 1.82 MB/s
501GB free
Firmware: 04.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 165
Write 159
Mixed 144
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.73
4K Write 4.11
4K Mixed 0.36
188% 2.06 MB/s
100GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 155
Write 149
Mixed 82.1
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.03
4K Write 0.88
4K Mixed 0.29
92% 0.73 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 250GB Builds (Compare 1,400 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus P9X79 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,122

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