Average Bench: 65.2% (158th of 995)

more Based on 319 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2503ABYX-01WERA0, WDC WD2503ABYX-0, WDC WD2503ABYX-01WER, WDC WD2503ABYX-01WE, WDC WD25 03ABYX-01WER, WDC WD2503ABYX-01WERA2, WDC WD2503ABYX-01WERA1, WDC WD25 03ABYX-01WERA0

Above average average bench

The WD RE4 250GB (2010) averaged 34.7% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.39MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.28MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD RE4 250GB (2010) is 31.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD RE4 250GB (2010) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 87.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 108MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 319 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.3 Read 119 146
70.2 Write 108 132
15.8 Mixed 87.4 127
78.3% 105 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.27 4K Read 0.85 1.25
0.85 4K Write 2.28 3
0.24 4K Mixed 0.39 0.51
121% 1.17 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
141GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 134
Write 125
Mixed 118
94% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.71
4K Mixed 0.49
136% 1.32 MB/s
207GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 125
Write 126
Mixed 119
93% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.28
4K Write 2.48
4K Mixed 0.44
106% 1.07 MB/s
207GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 123
Write 127
Mixed 123
94% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.28
4K Write 2.78
4K Mixed 0.43
153% 1.5 MB/s
216GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 120
Write 117
Mixed 112
87% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.27
80% 0.78 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,300,694 HDDs tested.


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Typical RE4 250GB (2010) Builds (Compare 19,178 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
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Desktop 57%
Workstation 23%

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $410

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