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%
93GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 165 165 164 165 160 MB/s
Read 205
Write 159
Mixed 124
SusWrite 164
120% 163 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1.7
346% 2.73 MB/s
132GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 169 168 166 167 166 MB/s
Read 188
Write 176
Mixed 125
SusWrite 168
121% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1.6
335% 2.7 MB/s
105GB free
Firmware: 04.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 126 129 125 127 126 MB/s
Read 190
Write 170
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 126
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 1.7
358% 2.87 MB/s
218GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 152 151 152 152 151 MB/s
Read 157
Write 152
Mixed 107
SusWrite 151
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1.7
347% 2.7 MB/s
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 94 101 87 95 104 MB/s
Read 140
Write 137
Mixed 77.4
SusWrite 97.8
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.5
266% 1.83 MB/s
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Desktop 89%
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Workstation 104%

Motherboard: Asus TUF X299 MARK 1

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