Average Bench: 38.9% (532nd of 1015)

more Based on 20,328 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500AAJS-22L7A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-60VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-60VWA1, 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 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 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 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 61.0% 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 0.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.78MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 250GB (2007) is 33.9%. 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 47.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 63.4MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 20,328 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.6 Read 71.9 97.2
25.9 Write 69 95.4
23.1 Mixed 47.4 62.3
24.1 SusWrite 63.4 91.1
46.4% 63 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.57 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.78 2.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.8 1
145% 1.05 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
130GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 78 80 80 80 80 MB/s
Read 78.9
Write 80.2
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 78.3
54% 72.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 58.01D02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 68 69 69 66 69 MB/s
Read 81.5
Write 82.3
Mixed 54.8
SusWrite 68.2
53% 71.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.37 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 81 64 73 71 75 MB/s
Read 58.5
Write 62.2
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 73.2
44% 59.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.27 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 36 39 40 46 47 MB/s
Read 74
Write 81.3
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 41.6
46% 62.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
133% 1.1 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 43 36 40 45 46 MB/s
Read 73.2
Write 54.9
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 39.7
39% 52.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 19 20 20 20 21 MB/s
Read 50
Write 50.2
Mixed 12.1
SusWrite 19.8
24% 33 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.2
44% 0.33 MB/s
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.6 6.9 5.8 7.1 7.7 5.7 MB/s
Read 4
Write 4.3
Mixed 4
SusWrite 6.8
4% 4.78 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
13% 0.07 MB/s
20,328 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,876,844 HDDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $194 mins
Send price feedback
Typical Blue 250GB (2007) Builds (Compare 6,207 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 15% - Very poor Total price: $94

Popular Blue 250GB (2007) compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2019 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

1015 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different HDDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $60
Intel Core i5-9600K $225Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $278Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $195Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $207
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $64Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback