Average Bench: 46.1% (415th of 984)

more Based on 3,365 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-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 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, 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, 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 WD25 00AAKS-00UU3A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-22B3A0

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 250GB (2008) averaged 53.8% 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 1.89MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 250GB (2008) is 31.7%. 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 63.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 77.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,365 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.9 Read 82.6 114
51 Write 77.9 109
25 Mixed 63.4 101
55.8% 74.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.29 4K Read 0.54 0.75
1.04 4K Write 1.89 2.45
0.21 4K Mixed 0.34 0.46
95.9% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
24GB free
Firmware: 12.01B02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 106
Write 101
Mixed 70.6
69% 92.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.39
107% 1.03 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: 12.01B02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 96.8
Write 86.9
Mixed 32.9
53% 72.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 0.33
4K Mixed 0.34
70% 0.44 MB/s
103GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 91.6
Write 87.7
Mixed 31
51% 70.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 2.19
4K Mixed 0.3
93% 0.98 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: 12.01B02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 87.2
Write 89.1
Mixed 15.3
46% 63.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 2.07
4K Mixed 0.38
105% 1.01 MB/s
78GB free
Firmware: 12.01B02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 81.2
Write 83.2
Mixed 80.1
61% 81.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.32
102% 1.01 MB/s
203GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 81.2
Write 77
Mixed 81.4
60% 79.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.05
4K Mixed 0.28
90% 0.94 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: 12.01B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 52.6
Write 50.6
Mixed 33.1
34% 45.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.34
100% 0.98 MB/s
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