Average Bench: 43% (459th of 1010)

more Based on 4,474 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500AAKS-00L6A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-61L9A, WDC WD2500AAKS-001CA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-22L6A, WD2500AAKS-00L6A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-402AA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00B3A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00A7B2, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00L6A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-32V0A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-0086UA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-60VYA1, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00VSA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-22B3A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00UU3, WDC WD2500AAKS-00F0A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00B3A, WDC WD2500AAKS-60L9A1, WD2500AAKS-00V7A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00VYA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-60L9A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-22VSA, WDC WD2500AAKS-22L6A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00L7A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00L6A, WDC WD2500AAKS-00L9A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00SBA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00VSA, WDC WD2500AAKS-00VYA, WDC WD25 00AAKS-60L9A, WDC WD2500AAKS-6, WDC WD2500AAKS-00C9A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-61L9A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00V6A, WDC WD2500AAKS-00V1A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-2, WDC WD2500AAKS-60L9A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00V1A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00WWPA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00G3A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-22VSA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-001CA, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00B3A, WDC WD2500AAKS-00SBA, WDC WD2500AAKS-22VYA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00WWPA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00F0A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-22VYA, WDC WD2500AAKS-D3LL98, WDC WD25 00AAKS-22VSA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-32V0A, WDC WD2500AAKS-32UU3A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-32WWPA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00VYA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-60VYA1, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00L9A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00F0A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-22VSA, WD2500AAKS-00L6A, WDC WD2500AAKS-61L9A, WDC WD2500AAKS-00VSA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-60L9A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-32V1A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-60VYA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-22B3A, WDC WD2500AAKS-60B3A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-32WWPA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00SBA, WD2500AAKS-001CA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00L9A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00VYA, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00F0A, WDC WD2500AAKS-22VYA, WDC WD2500AAKS-00B3A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-60VYA, WDC WD2500AAKS-00V6A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00V6A, WDC WD2500AAKS-00VSA, WDC WD2500AAKS-00UU3A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00V6A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-22B3A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-60B3A, WDC WD2500AAKS-60B3A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00L9A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00WWP, WDC WD2500AAKS-00SBA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00YGA0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-32V1A, WDC WD2500AAKS-00UU3, WDC WD2500AAKS-60SBA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00L6A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00UU3A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-22B3A0

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 250GB (2008) averaged 57.0% 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 0.85MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.01MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 250GB (2008) is 39.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 250GB (2008) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 53.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 70.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,474 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.4 Read 78.7 111
32.9 Write 76.3 108
27.5 Mixed 53.2 68.8
30.9 SusWrite 70.7 107
51.4% 69.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.64 0.8
0.7 4K Write 2.01 2.6
0.4 4K Mixed 0.85 1
159% 1.17 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
174GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 84 84 84 85 81 MB/s
Read 86.7
Write 87.8
Mixed 56
SusWrite 83.5
58% 78.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.2 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: 12.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 69 69 68 69 63 MB/s
Read 57
Write 61.9
Mixed 42
SusWrite 67.5
42% 57.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
160% 1.3 MB/s
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 34 20 25 33 28 MB/s
Read 77.5
Write 35.3
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 30.3
37% 49.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21.02E53
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 25 36 39 40 43 MB/s
Read 61
Write 60.5
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 35.6
37% 50.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.07 MB/s
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 42 38 40 43 43 MB/s
Read 45.2
Write 40.3
Mixed 27.5
SusWrite 40.6
28% 38.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 10 11 10 10 11 11 MB/s
Read 17
Write 10.3
Mixed 11
SusWrite 10.5
9% 12.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
90% 0.53 MB/s
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Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 (MS-7817) - $46

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