Average Bench: 86.3% (46th of 1015)

more Based on 1,729 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-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 13.7% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.52MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.04MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 250GB is 62%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD VelociRaptor 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 95.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 139MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,729 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Read 160 203
72.3 Write 148 181
50 Mixed 95.7 123
53.1 SusWrite 139 181
99.9% 136 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.9 4K Read 1.6 1.9
0.7 4K Write 4.04 4.9
0.66 4K Mixed 1.52 1.8
310% 2.39 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
164GB free
Firmware: 04.06A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 163 168 176 179 179 MB/s
Read 182
Write 176
Mixed 93.8
SusWrite 174
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1.6
344% 2.77 MB/s
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 148 161 176 177 177 MB/s
Read 180
Write 173
Mixed 97.8
SusWrite 165
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 1.7
344% 2.7 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 161 166 174 173 173 MB/s
Read 156
Write 154
Mixed 85.3
SusWrite 168
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1.7
346% 2.73 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 159 158 160 159 158 MB/s
Read 154
Write 138
Mixed 106
SusWrite 159
103% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 1.5
312% 2.5 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 96 105 99 116 160 MB/s
Read 182
Write 166
Mixed 102
SusWrite 115
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 1.7
335% 2.57 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.06A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 94 99 103 106 103 MB/s
Read 130
Write 118
Mixed 60.7
SusWrite 105
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
190% 1.33 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 72 79 80 91 93 MB/s
Read 120
Write 86.8
Mixed 71
SusWrite 83.7
67% 90.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
203% 1.57 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 250GB Builds (Compare 15,086 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $768

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