Average Bench: 39.6% (519th of 1015)

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Poor average bench

The WD Blue 250GB (2007) averaged 60.3% 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

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 250GB (2007) is 29.6%. 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 47.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 65.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,467 samples)
Min Avg Max
32 Read 72.5 94
27.5 Write 70.4 92.2
21.2 Mixed 47.7 60.5
25.7 SusWrite 65.2 90.2
47.1% 63.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.21 4K Read 0.58 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.82 2.4
0.4 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%
233GB free
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 89 89 90 90 90 MB/s
Read 90.1
Write 90.3
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 88.2
60% 81.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 64 71 70 77 71 MB/s
Read 88.2
Write 88.7
Mixed 54
SusWrite 70.4
55% 75.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 70 68 69 67 66 MB/s
Read 82.9
Write 79.4
Mixed 54.8
SusWrite 68.2
53% 71.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.17 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 64 64 66 67 67 MB/s
Read 82
Write 84
Mixed 52.5
SusWrite 65.7
52% 71.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 66 68 72 72 60 MB/s
Read 74.8
Write 71
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 66.6
48% 65.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 1 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 27 44 59 74 77 MB/s
Read 60
Write 68.7
Mixed 26.5
SusWrite 52.4
38% 51.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.73 MB/s
133GB free
Firmware: 12.01B02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 43 43 43 42 40 MB/s
Read 68.5
Write 65
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 42.5
42% 56.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 11 13 11 15 18 MB/s
Read 33.3
Write 34.8
Mixed 4.7
SusWrite 13.4
16% 21.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.3
41% 0.2 MB/s
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Typical Blue 250GB (2007) Builds (Compare 6,691 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 30%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 31% - Below average Total price: $66

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