SeagateST250DM000
WDWD10EZEX

Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,321,261 user samples
13,101 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 232GB free
Worst Bench: 20% 68GB free (System drive)
Poor: 20% Great: 74%
SPEED RANK: 264th / 1015
1,308,160 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 859GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 743GB free
Poor: 50% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 71st / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
54.2 % 81.4 % Much faster effective speed.
+50%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
101 MB/s 151 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+50%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
94.8 MB/s 139 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+47%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.59 MB/s 1.17 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+98%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.32 MB/s 2.46 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+86%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
50.7 MB/s 86.1 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+70%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.7 MB/s 1.07 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+53%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
88.1 MB/s 133 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+51%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
133 MB/s 196 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+47%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
129 MB/s 177 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+37%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.7 MB/s 1.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+114%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
5.01 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+67%
3 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
66 MB/s 111 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+68%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 1.2 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+33%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
132 MB/s 179 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+36%
Market Share
Based on 20,529,265 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.14 % 10.9 % Insanely higher market share.
+7,700%
Value
Value For Money
11.6 % 44 % Hugely better value.
+281%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 84 % Much more popular.
+65%
Price
Price (score)
$23 Much cheaper.
+37%
$37
Age
Newest
69+ Months More recent.
+22%
88 Months
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 1TB
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This is the latest version of Western Digital's mid-range Blue drive. At only one year of age this drive is relatively new and the performance figures reflect this. With maximum sequential speeds of 180 MB/s (both read and write) the Blue is amongst the faster drives currently available and in terms of real world performance it beats its predecessor the 2010 Blue (WD10EALS) by around 18%. The 2012 Blue has a single 1TB platter which combined with its 7200 rotation speed allow for above average performance across the board. In terms of value for money a larger capacity drive will nearly always be a better choice but within the 1TB category as a system drive, the 2012 Blue is a very reasonable, if not the best, option. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

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Intel Core i5-9600K $240Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $107
Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia RTX 2060 $349Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $200
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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $70SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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