Average Bench: 41.9% (492nd of 1010)

more Based on 4,531 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 WD2500AAKS-00A7B2, 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 WD2500AAKS-00L7A0, 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 WD2500AAKS-001CA, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00B3A, WDC WD2500AAKS-00SBA, WDC WD2500AAKS-22VYA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00WWPA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00F0A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-22VYA, WDC WD2500AAKS-D3LL98, 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-60B3A, WDC WD2500AAKS-60B3A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00L9A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00WWP, WDC WD2500AAKS-00SBA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00YGA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-32V1A, WDC WD2500AAKS-00UU3, WDC WD2500AAKS-60SBA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00L6A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00UU3A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-22B3A0

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 250GB (2008) averaged 58.1% 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 0.81MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.97MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 250GB (2008) is 37.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 250GB (2008) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 52.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 68.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,531 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.6 Read 76.1 109
31.4 Write 75 107
22.4 Mixed 52.9 69.8
30.1 SusWrite 68.9 103
50.3% 68.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.24 4K Read 0.62 0.8
0.7 4K Write 1.97 2.6
0.28 4K Mixed 0.81 1
153% 1.13 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
202GB free
Firmware: 12.01B02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 109 109 110 109 110 MB/s
Read 108
Write 106
Mixed 73.7
SusWrite 110
73% 99.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.4 MB/s
186GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 87 88 89 90 90 MB/s
Read 86.2
Write 86.5
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 85.8
59% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
219GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 70 67 77 75 75 MB/s
Read 80.6
Write 78.3
Mixed 49.3
SusWrite 69.3
51% 69.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 66 55 64 66 72 MB/s
Read 69.3
Write 77.1
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 64.1
49% 66.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
154% 1.07 MB/s
18GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 55 56 56 54 55 MB/s
Read 64.2
Write 63
Mixed 44.4
SusWrite 55.2
42% 56.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.37 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 20 14 17 18 28 MB/s
Read 15.8
Write 83.1
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 18.6
32% 42.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.4
116% 1.13 MB/s
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