Average Bench: 40.1% (509th of 1015)

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Below average average bench

The WD Blue 250GB (2007) averaged 59.8% 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 1.84MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 250GB (2007) is 32.6%. 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 48.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 66MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,855 samples)
Min Avg Max
37 Read 73.6 98.9
26.7 Write 71.3 95.6
25.2 Mixed 48.5 62
29.4 SusWrite 66 95.8
47.7% 64.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.59 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.84 2.5
0.3 4K Mixed 0.82 1
150% 1.08 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
224GB free
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 88 89 87 89 89 MB/s
Read 88.7
Write 87.5
Mixed 57.1
SusWrite 88.1
59% 80.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 59 59 61 64 59 MB/s
Read 92.5
Write 92.7
Mixed 58.7
SusWrite 60.1
56% 76 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 54 72 65 78 76 MB/s
Read 78.5
Write 79.8
Mixed 56
SusWrite 65
52% 69.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: 03.03E03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 66 77 69 76 72 MB/s
Read 69.3
Write 75
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 71.9
49% 66.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.07 MB/s
12GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 59 58 55 50 49 MB/s
Read 79
Write 81.5
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 54.9
50% 67.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
171% 1.17 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 03.03E03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 44 45 44 59 54 MB/s
Read 68.6
Write 45.5
Mixed 25.9
SusWrite 48.1
34% 47 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.1
40% 0.43 MB/s
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 49 37 40 43 35 MB/s
Read 59.7
Write 65.7
Mixed 41.7
SusWrite 42
39% 52.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
96% 0.77 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 22 13 17 20 27 MB/s
Read 17
Write 21.8
Mixed 15
SusWrite 18.9
13% 18.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.3
51% 0.33 MB/s
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Typical Blue 250GB (2007) Builds (Compare 2,224 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 44%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $107

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