Average Bench: 64.8% (166th of 1010)

more Based on 412 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, WDC WD25 03ABYX-01WERA1

Above average average bench

The WD RE4 250GB (2010) averaged 35.1% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.44MB/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 33.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD RE4 250GB (2010) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 95.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 87.1MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 412 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.8 Read 118 144
67.6 Write 108 132
17.2 Mixed 87.1 127
29 SusWrite 95.7 133
75.6% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.28 4K Read 0.87 1.27
0.79 4K Write 2.29 3
0.24 4K Mixed 0.44 1
127% 1.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
103GB free
Firmware: 01.01S01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 132 133 132 133 130 MB/s
Read 142
Write 129
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 132
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.53 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 117 123 121 118 122 MB/s
Read 107
Write 107
Mixed 82.6
SusWrite 121
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
211% 1.63 MB/s
122GB free
Firmware: 01.01S01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 13 13 13 13 13 MB/s
Read 134
Write 13.3
Mixed 21
SusWrite 13.1
33% 45.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 0.87 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,225,286 HDDs tested.


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Typical RE4 250GB (2010) Builds (Compare 27,276 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
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Desktop 58%
Workstation 23%

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $368

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