Average Bench: 93.3% (16th of 984)

more Based on 618 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500HHTZ-04N21V0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-60N21V0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-75N21V0, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-60N21, 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 6.7% 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 3.92MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.31MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 250GB is 35.7%. 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 155MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 143MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 618 samples)
Min Avg Max
130 Read 169 213
124 Write 155 184
99.6 Mixed 143 173
117% 156 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.78 4K Read 1.31 1.77
2.56 4K Write 3.92 4.68
0.31 4K Mixed 0.39 0.45
171% 1.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
232GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 187
Write 168
Mixed 178
134% 178 MB/s
4K Read 1.72
4K Write 4.55
4K Mixed 0.37
197% 2.21 MB/s
114GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 178
Write 163
Mixed 152
124% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.08
4K Write 3.47
4K Mixed 0.38
152% 1.64 MB/s
164GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 160
Write 181
Mixed 145
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 1.22
4K Write 4.54
4K Mixed 0.43
182% 2.06 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: 04.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 162
Write 167
Mixed 148
119% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1.79
4K Write 4.96
4K Mixed 0.4
211% 2.38 MB/s
23GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 183
Write 131
Mixed 128
110% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.17
4K Write 3.95
4K Mixed 0.4
166% 1.84 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 161
Write 135
Mixed 135
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.99
4K Write 3.75
4K Mixed 0.39
154% 1.71 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 145
Write 149
Mixed 86.1
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 4.05
4K Mixed 0.34
188% 2.06 MB/s
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Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus P9X79 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $1,165

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