Average Bench: 92.3% (20th of 1010)

more Based on 944 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500HHTZ-04N21V0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-60N21V0, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-60N21, WDC WD2500HHTZ-0, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-04N21V1, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-04N21V0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-7, WDC WD2500HHTZ-6, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-75N21, WDC WD2500HHTZ-75N21V0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-04N21, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-04N21, WDC WD2500HHTZ-04N21V1, WDC WD2500HHTZ-60N21, WD2500HHTZ-04N21V0

Excellent average bench

The WD VelociRaptor 250GB averaged just 7.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD VelociRaptor 250GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.01MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 250GB is 38.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD VelociRaptor 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 143MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 128MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 944 samples)
Min Avg Max
130 Read 169 212
122 Write 155 181
80.8 Mixed 128 172
92.5 SusWrite 143 181
110% 149 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.88 4K Read 1.44 1.9
1.94 4K Write 4.01 4.8
0.31 4K Mixed 0.8 1.7
223% 2.08 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
232GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 196 195 196 196 196 MB/s
Read 217
Write 196
Mixed 130
SusWrite 196
136% 185 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 1.7
361% 2.83 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 130 131 130 129 129 MB/s
Read 200
Write 166
Mixed 104
SusWrite 130
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 1.7
353% 2.77 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 87 84 102 113 127 MB/s
Read 160
Write 158
Mixed 110
SusWrite 102
98% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 1.7
339% 2.6 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,835,526 HDDs tested.


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Typical VelociRaptor 250GB Builds (Compare 1,983 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 59%
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus P8P67 PRO - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $750

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