Average Bench: 27.8% (800th of 1015)

more Based on 6,894 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500KS-00MJB0, WDC WD25 00KS-00MJB1, WDC WD25 00KS-00MJB0, WDC WD2500KS-22MJB0, WDC WD2500KS-00MJB1, WDC WD25 00KS-22MJB0, WDC WD2500KS-00M, WDC WD2500KS-22M

Very poor average bench

The WD WD2500KS-00MJB0 250GB averaged 72.2% 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 0.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.83MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD2500KS-00MJB0 250GB is 20.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD2500KS-00MJB0 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 46.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 40MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,894 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.6 Read 49.8 61.7
22.4 Write 49.2 61.3
20.2 Mixed 40 48.3
19.4 SusWrite 46.5 61
34.3% 46.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.83 4K Write 1.83 2.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.9 1.1
160% 1.12 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
207GB free
Firmware: 02.01C03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 60 60 61 61 61 MB/s
Read 61.1
Write 61.6
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 60.7
42% 57.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.17 MB/s
152GB free
Firmware: 02.01C03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 61 62 62 62 62 MB/s
Read 60.1
Write 60
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 61.4
42% 57.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.37 MB/s
227GB free
Firmware: 02.01C03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 60 61 61 61 61 MB/s
Read 60.3
Write 55.8
Mixed 47.5
SusWrite 60.2
41% 56 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
198GB free
Firmware: 02.01C03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 53 52 54 55 55 MB/s
Read 55.3
Write 54.8
Mixed 45.6
SusWrite 53.5
39% 52.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.07 MB/s
392GB free
Firmware: 02.01C03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 54 54 54 55 55 MB/s
Read 46.7
Write 46.7
Mixed 40.4
SusWrite 54.2
35% 47 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.2
85% 0.9 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: 02.01C03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 50 50 49 48 47 MB/s
Read 42.1
Write 42.7
Mixed 34.6
SusWrite 48.9
31% 42.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 1.03 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: 02.01C03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 44 44 45 44 45 MB/s
Read 43.3
Write 43.9
Mixed 33.4
SusWrite 44.3
30% 41.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
166% 1.07 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01C03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 34 33 29 36 37 MB/s
Read 40.4
Write 42.2
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 32.2
28% 37.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
168% 1.1 MB/s
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $332

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