Average Bench: 38.9% (528th of 1015)

more Based on 17,703 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500AAJS-22L7A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-60VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-60VWA1, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00L7A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-22VTA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-00YZC, WDC WD2500AAJS-00VTA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-55M0A, WDC WD2500AAJS-08B4A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-41RYA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-60RYA0, WD2500AAJS-606AA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-07M0A0, WD2500AAJS-00TKA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-08L7A, WDC WD2500AAJS-60VWA, WDC WD2500AAJS-22VWA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-00L7A, WDC WD2500AAJS-07VWA, WDC WD2500AAJS-07B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-08RYA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00V4A, WDC WD2500AAJS-32YZC, WDC WD2500AAJS-00M0A, WDC WD2500AAJS-08VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-75VWA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00M0A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-19VWA, WDC WD2500AAJS-32RYA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-75VWA, WDC WD2500AAJS-32VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-00V4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-61B4A, WDC WD2500AAJS-75RYA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-61B4A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-60VWA, WDC WD2500AAJS-60Z0A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-75B4A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-55M0A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-61B4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00YZCA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-55B4A, WD2500AAJS-22L7A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00YZC, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00VTA, WDC WD2500AAJS-65VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-22VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-08L7A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-00YZCA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-62B4A, WDC WD2500AAJS-00VTA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-08B4A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-22VTA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-55VWA, WDC WD2500AAJS-60B4A, WDC WD2500AAJS-00Z0A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00B4A, WDC WD2500AAJS-08B4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-98B4A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-22L7A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-55B4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-65M0A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-75B4A, WDC WD2500AAJS-52B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-07VWA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-75M0A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-22RYA, WDC WD2500AAJS-61B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-00RYA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-98VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-75M0A, WDC WD2500AAJS-32YZCA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-98RYA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00M0A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-22VTA, WDC WD2500AAJS-41RYA0, WD2500AAJS-65M0A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-60Z0A, WDC WD2500AAJS-07B4A, WDC WD2500AAJS-00RYA0 -, WDC WD2500AAJS-65VWA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-22B4A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-32RYA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-08L7A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-98RYA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00L7A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-07VWA, WDC WD2500AAJS-22RYA0, WD2500AAJS-00WDA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-40RYA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-6, WDC WD2500AAJS-7, WDC WD2500AAJS-00VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-65M0A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-41RYA, 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-60B4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00VTA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-22VWA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-60B4A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-22RYA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-75VWA0, 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-60M0A, WDC WD2500AAJS-07M0A, WDC WD2500AAJS-55M0A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-65B4A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-08B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-22L7A, WDC WD2500AAJS-55RYA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-00VWA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-65B4A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-75M0A, WDC WD2500AAJS-087LA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-08L7A0, WD2500AAJS-00PSA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-07B4A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-55RYA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-60M0A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-75B4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-60M0A1, WDC WD2500AAJS-22VTA, WDC WD2500AAJS-00Z0A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-62B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-55B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-98B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-00RYA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-60M0A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-22VWA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-22B4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-65B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-60M0A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-60M0A1, WDC WD2500AAJS-60B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-22B4A, WDC WD2500AAJS-55RYA, WDC WD2500AAJS-00M0A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-07M0A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-32RYA, WDC WD2500AAJS-60B4A1, WDC WD25 00AAJS-55M0A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-00L7A0, WD2500AAJS-60U6AA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-55VWA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00YFA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-08RYA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00RYA, WDC WD2500AAJS-00B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-98RYA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-98RYA, WDC WD2500AAJS-98VWA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-07B4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-52B4A, WDC WD2500AAJS-32B4A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-75B4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-60Z0A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-60Z0A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-98VWA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00VWA, WDC WD2500AAJS-00V4A, WDC WD25 00AAJS-00RYA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-32YZC, WD2500AA JS-606AA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-75VWA, WDC WD2500AAJS-62B4A0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-65M0A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-65M0A, WDC WD2500AAJS-00B4A, WDC WD2500AAJS-75M0A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-40RYA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-07VWA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-22L7A0, WDC WD2500AAJS-40VWA1, WDC WD2500AAJS-40VWA0, WDC WD2500AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD25 00AAJS-22RYA, WDC WD25 00AAJS-07M0A

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 1.75MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 250GB (2007) is 34.1%. 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 46.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 63.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,703 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.5 Read 72.2 95
15.8 Write 68.1 92.8
19.6 Mixed 46.7 60.5
23.4 SusWrite 63.2 91.6
46.1% 62.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.56 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.75 2.41
0.3 4K Mixed 0.8 1
144% 1.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 03.03E03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 53 50 58 48 37 MB/s
Read 82.3
Write 69.8
Mixed 55.5
SusWrite 49.3
48% 64.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 55 69 64 69 65 MB/s
Read 60.8
Write 58.5
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 61.6
40% 55.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
152% 1.03 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: 03.01C03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 61 62 62 62 62 MB/s
Read 60.5
Write 58.5
Mixed 38.8
SusWrite 61.5
40% 54.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.03A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 24 25 26 46 59 MB/s
Read 65.4
Write 58
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 33.2
35% 48.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
132% 1.13 MB/s
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.03A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.2 4.2 16 11 11 13 MB/s
Read 9.7
Write 8.5
Mixed 2.7
SusWrite 9.4
6% 7.58 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
13% 0.07 MB/s
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Typical Blue 250GB (2007) Builds (Compare 5,326 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 29%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $65

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