Average Bench: 65% (149th of 984)

more Based on 272 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 35.0% 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 2.29MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD RE4 250GB (2010) is 31.9%. 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 86.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 108MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 272 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.5 Read 118 146
70 Write 108 132
12.9 Mixed 86.6 127
77.9% 104 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.32 4K Read 0.86 1.25
0.85 4K Write 2.29 3.03
0.23 4K Mixed 0.39 0.52
121% 1.18 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
206GB free
Firmware: 01.01S01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 143
Write 125
Mixed 114
96% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.26
4K Write 2.56
4K Mixed 0.36
98% 1.06 MB/s
215GB free
Firmware: 01.01S01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 138
Write 125
Mixed 107
92% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.04
4K Write 2.29
4K Mixed 0.1
97% 1.14 MB/s
155GB free
Firmware: 01.01S01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 146
Write 110
Mixed 119
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.34
99% 0.92 MB/s
212GB free
Firmware: 01.01S01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 125
Write 125
Mixed 123
94% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.11
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.35
118% 1.08 MB/s
173GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 130
Write 116
Mixed 109
89% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.99
4K Write 2.87
4K Mixed 0.42
141% 1.43 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 119
Write 116
Mixed 114
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.05
4K Write 2.63
4K Mixed 0.51
150% 1.4 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 99.4
Write 94.9
Mixed 31.5
55% 75.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.28
4K Mixed 0.36
104% 1.05 MB/s
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock 970M Pro3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $690

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