Average Bench: 39.2% (526th of 1015)

more Based on 41,506 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, WDC WD2500AAJS-56M0A0, 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-56M0A0, 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-75YZCA0, 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-19RYA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-60Z0A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-60Z0A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00VWA, WDC WD2500AAJS-00V4A, WD2500AA JS-606AA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-98B4A, 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-00M0A1, 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 WD2500AAJS-00L7A08, WDC WD25 00AAJS-08L7A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-98RYA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-55RYA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-22RYA0, WD2500AAJS-00WDA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-6, WDC WD2500AAJS-00VWA1, 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-3, 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, WD2500AAJS-75M0A0, 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 0.81MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.81MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 250GB (2007) is 30.9%. 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 48MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 65.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 41,506 samples)
Min Avg Max
35.3 Read 71 92.5
27.3 Write 69.4 93.2
24.1 Mixed 48 60.2
25.6 SusWrite 65.3 90.2
46.8% 63.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.59 0.7
0.8 4K Write 1.81 2.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.81 1
148% 1.07 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
165GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 109 107 107 104 111 MB/s
Read 118
Write 125
Mixed 65.3
SusWrite 107
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
199GB free
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 89 88 88 89 89 MB/s
Read 80.9
Write 81.5
Mixed 55.2
SusWrite 88.1
56% 76.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.17 MB/s
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 67 81 66 81 82 MB/s
Read 73.8
Write 80
Mixed 54.3
SusWrite 74
52% 70.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 74 70 68 72 72 MB/s
Read 77.3
Write 76
Mixed 52
SusWrite 70.4
51% 68.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 76 76 74 80 72 MB/s
Read 70.6
Write 83
Mixed 38.6
SusWrite 74.9
49% 66.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
158% 0.97 MB/s
228GB free
Firmware: 12.01B02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 73 74 75 60 23 MB/s
Read 69.9
Write 70.2
Mixed 51.6
SusWrite 62.1
47% 63.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
157GB free
Firmware: 12.01B02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 53 56 57 56 56 MB/s
Read 72.8
Write 72
Mixed 53
SusWrite 55.5
47% 63.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.4 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 59 60 51 66 67 MB/s
Read 21.1
Write 51.6
Mixed 60.1
SusWrite 57.1
36% 47.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.1
34% 0.4 MB/s
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 18 20 22 32 14 MB/s
Read 54.8
Write 46.7
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 20.5
29% 39.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
72% 0.47 MB/s
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Typical Blue 250GB (2007) Builds (Compare 4,224 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 4%
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Desktop
Desktop 45%
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Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $100

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