Average Bench: 90% (23rd of 1015)

more Based on 3,015 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500HHTZ-04N21V0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-60N21V0, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-60N21, WDC WD2500HHTZ-0, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-75N21V0, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-04N21V1, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-04N21V0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-7, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-60N21V0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-6, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-75N21, WDC WD2500HHTZ-75N21, WDC WD2500HHTZ-75N21V0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-04N21, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-04N21, WDC WD2500HHTZ-04N21V1, WDC WD2500HHTZ-60N21, WD2500HHTZ-04N21V0

Very good average bench

The WD VelociRaptor 250GB averaged just 10.0% 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 1.55MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.15MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 250GB is 49.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD VelociRaptor 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 99.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 146MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,015 samples)
Min Avg Max
120 Read 167 204
102 Write 153 184
59.2 Mixed 99.2 129
88.2 SusWrite 146 184
104% 141 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.03 4K Read 1.61 1.9
1.23 4K Write 4.15 5
0.8 4K Mixed 1.55 1.8
316% 2.44 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
78GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 167 163 168 170 161 MB/s
Read 181
Write 160
Mixed 108
SusWrite 166
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 1.6
311% 2.3 MB/s
119GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 146 149 148 147 148 MB/s
Read 157
Write 134
Mixed 106
SusWrite 148
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 1.7
356% 2.73 MB/s
151GB free
Firmware: 04.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 149 154 157 158 161 MB/s
Read 120
Write 117
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 151
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 1.5
300% 2.27 MB/s
88GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 111 105 135 139 138 MB/s
Read 122
Write 139
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 126
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.4
271% 1.97 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,454,816 HDDs tested.


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Typical VelociRaptor 250GB Builds (Compare 430 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 113%
Desktop 90%
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Workstation 114%

Motherboard: Asus TUF X299 MARK 1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,306

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