Average Bench: 65.3% (164th of 1002)

more Based on 370 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 34.6% 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 0.39MB/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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 87.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 109MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 370 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.6 Read 119 145
70.9 Write 109 132
15.8 Mixed 87.9 127
78.6% 105 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.27 4K Read 0.85 1.24
0.8 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%
227GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 148
Write 133
Mixed 127
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.17
4K Write 2.52
4K Mixed 0.46
146% 1.38 MB/s
169GB free
Firmware: 01.01S01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 126
Write 134
Mixed 118
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.63
4K Mixed 0.51
132% 1.26 MB/s
172GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 139
Write 121
Mixed 107
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.51
4K Mixed 0.31
118% 1.24 MB/s
129GB free
Firmware: 01.01S01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 136
Write 119
Mixed 107
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.37
108% 1.05 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: 01.01S01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 112
Write 112
Mixed 108
83% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.05
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 0.48
133% 1.16 MB/s
222GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 108
Write 114
Mixed 12.3
56% 77.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.44
4K Mixed 0.4
106% 1.08 MB/s
122GB free
Firmware: 01.01S01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 96.9
Write 97.8
Mixed 98.7
74% 97.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.31
88% 0.87 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 83.1
Write 80.6
Mixed 80.3
61% 81.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 2.68
4K Mixed 0.36
130% 1.34 MB/s
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Typical RE4 250GB (2010) Builds (Compare 5,078 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII RANGER - $283

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,108

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