Average Bench: 39.2% (525th of 1015)

more Based on 24,970 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500AAJS-22L7A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-60VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-60VWA1, WD2500AAJS-00L7A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-22VTA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-00YZC, WDC WD2500AAJS-00VTA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-08B4A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-41RYA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-60RYA0, WD2500AAJS-00TKA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-08L7A, WDC WD2500AAJS-22VWA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-07B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-08RYA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-00M0A, WDC WD2500AAJS-08VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-75VWA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-19VWA, WDC WD2500AAJS-32RYA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-32VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-75RYA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-61B4A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-60VWA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00YZCA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-08L7A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-22VTA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-55VWA, WDC WD2500AAJS-60B4A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00B4A, WDC WD2500AAJS-00L9A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-98B4A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-55B4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-75B4A, WDC WD2500AAJS-00RYA, WDC WD2500AAJS-75M0A, WDC WD2500AAJS-32YZCA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-98RYA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-22VTA, WDC WD2500AAJS-41RYA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-60Z0A, WDC WD2500AAJS-07B4A, WDC WD2500AAJS-00RYA0 -, WDC WD2500AAJS-40VWA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00L7A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-07VWA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-40RYA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-41RYA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-60B4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00VTA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-60B4A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00V4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-57B4A0, WD2500AAJS-00L9A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-40VWA1, WDC WD2500AAJS-65B4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-40VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-22B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-07M0A, WDC WD2500AAJS-55M0A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-65B4A, WDC WD2500AAJS-55RYA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-00VWA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-65B4A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-75M0A, WDC WD2500AAJS-087LA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-08L7A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-75B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-22VTA, WDC WD2500AAJS-00Z0A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-22VWA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-22B4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-65B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-60B4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-07M0A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-60B4A1, WDC WD2500AAJS-55VWA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-08RYA, WDC WD2500AAJS-00B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-98RYA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-98RYA, WDC WD2500AAJS-98VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-32B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-75B4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-60Z0A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-60Z0A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00VWA, WDC WD2500AAJS-00V4A, WD2500AA JS-606AA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-40RYA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-07VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-40VWA1, WDC WD2500AAJS-40VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-07M0A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00L7A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-55M0A, WD2500AAJS-606AA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-07M0A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-60VWA, WDC WD2500AAJS-00L7A, WDC WD2500AAJS-07VWA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00V4A, WDC WD2500AAJS-32YZC, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00M0A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-75VWA, WDC WD2500AAJS-00V4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-61B4A, WDC WD2500AAJS-60Z0A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-75B4A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-55M0A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-61B4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-55B4A, WD2500AAJS-22L7A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00YZC, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00VTA, WDC WD2500AAJS-65VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-22VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-00YZCA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-62B4A, WDC WD2500AAJS-00VTA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-08B4A, WDC WD2500AAJS-00Z0A, WDC WD2500AAJS-08B4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-22L7A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-65M0A, WDC WD2500AAJS-52B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-07VWA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-75M0A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-22RYA, WDC WD2500AAJS-61B4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-98VWA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00M0A, WD2500AAJS-65M0A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-65VWA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-22B4A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-32RYA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-08L7A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-98RYA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-55RYA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-22RYA0, WD2500AAJS-00WDA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-6, WDC WD2500AAJS-7, WDC WD2500AAJS-00VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-65M0A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-19RYA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-4, WDC WD2500AAJS-5, WDC WD2500AAJS-2, WDC WD25 00AAJS-52B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-32RYA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-22VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-19VWA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-22RYA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-75VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-60M0A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-08B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-22L7A, WD2500AAJS-00PSA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-07B4A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-55RYA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-60M0A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-60M0A1, WDC WD25 00AAJS-62B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-55B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-98B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-00RYA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-60M0A, WDC WD2500AAJS-60M0A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-60M0A1, WDC WD2500AAJS-22B4A, WDC WD2500AAJS-55RYA, WDC WD2500AAJS-00M0A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-32RYA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-55M0A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-00L7A0, WD2500AAJS-60U6AA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00YFA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00RYA, WDC WD2500AAJS-75U6AA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-07B4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-52B4A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-98VWA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00RYA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-32YZC, WDC WD2500AAJS-75VWA, WDC WD2500AAJS-62B4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-65M0A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-65M0A, WDC WD2500AAJS-00B4A, WDC WD2500AAJS-75M0A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-22L7A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-22RYA

Poor average bench

The WD Blue 250GB (2007) averaged 60.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.82MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.82MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 250GB (2007) is 33.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 250GB (2007) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 48.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 63.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,970 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.5 Read 72.5 96.7
27.6 Write 70.5 94.8
22.9 Mixed 48.3 62.3
22.7 SusWrite 63.8 91.3
47% 63.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.58 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.82 2.5
0.3 4K Mixed 0.82 1
149% 1.07 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 89 97 97 95 96 MB/s
Read 99.6
Write 100
Mixed 58.1
SusWrite 95
65% 88.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
169% 1.3 MB/s
217GB free
Firmware: 03.03E03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 87 89 90 90 90 MB/s
Read 88
Write 84.5
Mixed 54.7
SusWrite 88.2
58% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 63 63 66 69 70 MB/s
Read 75
Write 76.2
Mixed 51.8
SusWrite 65.9
50% 67.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 69 85 83 81 75 MB/s
Read 63.5
Write 89.6
Mixed 38.6
SusWrite 77.3
49% 67.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
7GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 51 41 38 61 57 MB/s
Read 80.3
Write 77.1
Mixed 49.6
SusWrite 51
48% 64.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0 29 15 13 45 65 MB/s
Read 84
Write 13.5
Mixed 55.3
SusWrite 27.9
34% 45.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
5GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 39 24 32 22 55 MB/s
Read 72
Write 74
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 37.2
43% 58.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.93 MB/s
7GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 23 24 29 25 25 MB/s
Read 14.3
Write 24.5
Mixed 18.2
SusWrite 24.9
15% 20.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.1
30% 0.33 MB/s
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Typical Blue 250GB (2007) Builds (Compare 8,459 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 42%
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Workstation 18%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

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