Average Bench: 43.8% (430th of 1015)

more Based on 11,106 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500AAKS-00L6A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-61L9A, WD2500AAKS-00L6A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-402AA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00B3A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00L6A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-0086UA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00UU3, WDC WD2500AAKS-00F0A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00B3A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00VYA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00L7A, WDC WD2500AAKS-00L9A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-6, WDC WD2500AAKS-61L9A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00V6A, WDC WD2500AAKS-2, WDC WD2500AAKS-60L9A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00V1A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-0, WDC WD2500AAKS-22VSA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-001CA, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00WWPA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-60VYA, WDC WD25 00AAKS-22VYA, WDC WD2500AAKS-D3LL98, WD2500AA KS-65M0A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-32V0A, WDC WD2500AAKS-32UU3A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-32WWPA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00VYA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-60VYA1, WDC WD2500AAKS-61L9A, WDC WD2500AAKS-00V1A, WDC WD2500AAKS-32V1A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-60VYA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-60B3A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-32WWPA0, WD2500AA KS-00F0A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00B3A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-60VYA, WD2500AA KS, WDC WD2500AAKS-00VSA, WDC WD2500AAKS-00UU3A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00V6A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-22B3A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-60B3A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00L9A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00WWP, WDC WD25 00AAKS-32V1A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-61L9A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00L6A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00UU3A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-22B3A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-001CA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-22L6A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00V1A, WDC WD2500AAKS-00M0A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00A7B2, WDC WD2500AAKS-32V0A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-60VYA1, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00VSA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-22B3A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-60L9A1, WD2500AAKS-00V7A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-60L9A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-22VSA, WDC WD2500AAKS-22L6A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00A7B0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00L7A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00L6A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00SBA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00VSA, WDC WD2500AAKS-00VYA, WDC WD25 00AAKS-60L9A, WDC WD2500AAKS-00C9A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00V1A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00WWPA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00G3A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00B3A, WDC WD2500AAKS-00SBA, WD2500AAKS-65M0A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-22VYA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00F0A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-22VSA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00L9A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00F0A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-22VSA, WD2500AAKS-00L6A, WDC WD2500AAKS-00VSA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-60L9A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-22B3A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00SBA, WD2500AAKS-001CA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00L9A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00VYA, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00F0A, WDC WD2500AAKS-22VYA, WDC WD2500AAKS-00V6A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00V6A, WDC WD2500AAKS-60B3A, WDC WD2500AAKS-00SBA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00YGA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00UU3, WDC WD2500AAKS-60SBA0

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 250GB (2008) averaged 56.2% 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 0.85MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.05MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 250GB (2008) is 35%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 250GB (2008) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 54.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 72.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,106 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.3 Read 79.4 113
37.4 Write 76.8 108
32.1 Mixed 54.7 69.1
34 SusWrite 72.7 103
52.3% 70.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.64 0.8
0.81 4K Write 2.05 2.6
0.5 4K Mixed 0.85 1
159% 1.18 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: 12.01B02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 111 113 112 113 112 MB/s
Read 105
Write 110
Mixed 71.3
SusWrite 112
73% 99.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
197GB free
Firmware: 12.01B02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 112 112 113 112 113 MB/s
Read 88
Write 85.5
Mixed 61.3
SusWrite 112
64% 86.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 12.01B02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 71 77 61 58 79 MB/s
Read 106
Write 102
Mixed 72.8
SusWrite 71.4
65% 88 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.2 MB/s
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 12.01B02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 79 72 81 96 91 MB/s
Read 90.6
Write 96.3
Mixed 60.1
SusWrite 82.9
61% 82.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
171% 1.2 MB/s
133GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 69 71 71 71 70 MB/s
Read 74
Write 79.1
Mixed 56.2
SusWrite 69.7
52% 69.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 59 46 38 36 38 MB/s
Read 99.3
Write 103
Mixed 61.9
SusWrite 42.8
57% 76.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
14GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 52 52 50 51 50 MB/s
Read 59
Write 63
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 51.3
41% 55.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 51 47 46 47 54 MB/s
Read 56.9
Write 56.6
Mixed 46.3
SusWrite 49.5
39% 52.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.2 MB/s
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $319

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