Average Bench: 42.1% (473rd of 1015)

more Based on 5,424 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500AAKS-00L6A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-61L9A, WDC WD2500AAKS-001CA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-22L6A, WD2500AAKS-00L6A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-402AA0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00M0A0, 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-00L7A, 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 WD25 00AAKS-61L9A0, WDC WD2500AAKS-00L6A, WDC WD25 00AAKS-00UU3A0, WDC WD25 00AAKS-22B3A0

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 250GB (2008) averaged 57.9% 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 0.84MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.02MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 250GB (2008) is 36.1%. 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 52.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 69.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,424 samples)
Min Avg Max
36.8 Read 77.1 108
27.1 Write 74.1 105
25.5 Mixed 52.8 67.6
32.6 SusWrite 69.1 101
50.3% 68.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.62 0.8
0.7 4K Write 2.02 2.6
0.34 4K Mixed 0.84 1
156% 1.16 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
78GB free
Firmware: 12.01B02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 93 94 95 96 96 MB/s
Read 114
Write 110
Mixed 66.8
SusWrite 94.5
71% 96.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: 3E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 84 86 85 84 83 MB/s
Read 85.3
Write 87.5
Mixed 59.8
SusWrite 84.6
58% 79.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
168GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 83 83 83 83 83 MB/s
Read 83.7
Write 79.2
Mixed 56
SusWrite 82.8
56% 75.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: 12.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 82 82 83 83 83 MB/s
Read 82.1
Write 83.9
Mixed 59.1
SusWrite 82.3
57% 76.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
169% 1.3 MB/s
160GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 81 81 82 81 81 MB/s
Read 79.9
Write 76.2
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 80.6
53% 71.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
217GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 12.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 73 67 61 66 72 MB/s
Read 79.6
Write 70.7
Mixed 44.1
SusWrite 66.4
48% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.2 MB/s
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 48 53 49 50 52 MB/s
Read 87.8
Write 91.7
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 50.5
54% 73.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.7
153% 1.3 MB/s
31GB free
Firmware: 12.01B02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 56 57 53 58 58 MB/s
Read 81.5
Write 73.2
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 56
46% 62.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
95% 0.63 MB/s
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Desktop 50%
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Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 (MS-7817) - $58

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $414

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