Average Bench: 29.7% (783rd of 1002)

more Based on 3,514 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500KS-00MJB0, WDC WD25 00KS-00MJB1, WDC WD25 00KS-00MJB0, WDC WD2500KS-22MJB0, WDC WD2500KS-00MJB1, WDC WD25 00KS-22MJB0, WDC WD2500KS-00M, WDC WD2500KS-22M

Very poor average bench

The WD WD2500KS-00MJB0 250GB averaged 70.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.37MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.67MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD2500KS-00MJB0 250GB is just 14.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD2500KS-00MJB0 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 42.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 51.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,514 samples)
Min Avg Max
34.8 Read 51.9 60.7
35.6 Write 51.1 61.8
16.6 Mixed 42.4 59.7
36.3% 48.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.21 4K Read 0.53 0.73
0.49 4K Write 1.67 2.15
0.15 4K Mixed 0.37 0.51
94.7% 0.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
156GB free
Firmware: 02.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 60.1
Write 61.7
Mixed 57.7
45% 59.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.47
118% 1.06 MB/s
168GB free
Firmware: 02.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 55.9
Write 55
Mixed 52.6
41% 54.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.47
103% 0.87 MB/s
126GB free
Firmware: 02.01C03 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 53.4
Write 50.7
Mixed 36.8
35% 47 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.39
103% 0.98 MB/s
4GB free
Firmware: 1C03
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 40.2
Write 39
Mixed 28.5
27% 35.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.03
4K Write 0.03
4K Mixed 0.02
4% 0.03 MB/s
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 Prices

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Typical WD2500KS-00MJB0 250GB Builds (Compare 21,833 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $380

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