Average Bench: 45.4% (456th of 1002)

more Based on 4,092 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500AAKS-00L6A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-61L9A, WDC WD2500AAKS-001CA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-22L6A, WD2500AAKS-00L6A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-402AA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00B3A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00L6A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-32V0A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-0086UA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-60VYA1, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00VSA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-22B3A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00UU3, WDC WD2500AAKS-00F0A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00B3A, WDC WD2500AAKS-60L9A1, WD2500AAKS-00V7A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00VYA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-60L9A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-22VSA, WDC WD2500AAKS-22L6A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00L6A, WDC WD2500AAKS-00L9A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00SBA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00VSA, WDC WD2500AAKS-00VYA, WDC WD25 00AAKS-60L9A, WDC WD2500AAKS-6, WDC WD2500AAKS-00C9A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-61L9A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00V6A, WDC WD2500AAKS-00V1A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-2, WDC WD2500AAKS-60L9A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00V1A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00WWPA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00G3A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-22VSA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00B3A, WDC WD2500AAKS-00SBA, WDC WD2500AAKS-22VYA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00WWPA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00F0A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-22VYA, WDC WD25 00AAKS-22VSA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-32V0A, WDC WD2500AAKS-32UU3A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-32WWPA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00VYA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-60VYA1, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00L9A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00F0A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-22VSA, WD2500AAKS-00L6A, WDC WD2500AAKS-61L9A, WDC WD2500AAKS-00VSA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-60L9A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-32V1A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-60VYA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-22B3A, WDC WD2500AAKS-60B3A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-32WWPA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00SBA, WD2500AAKS-001CA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00L9A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00VYA, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00F0A, WDC WD2500AAKS-22VYA, WDC WD2500AAKS-00B3A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-60VYA, WDC WD2500AAKS-00V6A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00V6A, WDC WD2500AAKS-00VSA, WDC WD2500AAKS-00UU3A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00V6A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-22B3A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00L9A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00WWP, WDC WD2500AAKS-00SBA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00YGA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00UU3, WDC WD2500AAKS-60SBA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00UU3A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-22B3A0

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 250GB (2008) averaged 54.5% 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 0.34MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.84MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 250GB (2008) is 34.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 250GB (2008) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 62.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 77.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,092 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.9 Read 80.8 112
46.3 Write 77.2 108
22.6 Mixed 62.8 107
55% 73.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.18 4K Read 0.53 0.74
0.5 4K Write 1.84 2.45
0.16 4K Mixed 0.34 0.45
93.5% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
58GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 115
Write 119
Mixed 110
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.45
111% 1.01 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 101
Write 92.8
Mixed 86.5
70% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.26
4K Mixed 0.41
114% 1.1 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 103
Write 89.5
Mixed 88.4
70% 93.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 2.19
4K Mixed 0.41
117% 1.11 MB/s
167GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 97.2
Write 91.1
Mixed 85
68% 91.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 2.26
4K Mixed 0.31
96% 1.01 MB/s
192GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 89.2
Write 85.6
Mixed 81.4
64% 85.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.44
109% 0.96 MB/s
203GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 83.1
Write 81
Mixed 76.6
60% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.08
4K Write 0.74
4K Mixed 0.25
45% 0.36 MB/s
185GB free
Firmware: 21.02E25 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 74.3
Write 71.7
Mixed 76.2
56% 74.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.36
102% 1 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

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