Average Bench: 43.4% (446th of 1015)

more Based on 8,574 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, 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, 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 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 56.5% 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 2.06MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 250GB (2008) is 34.4%. 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 53.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 72.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,574 samples)
Min Avg Max
44 Read 78.6 108
39.8 Write 76.3 104
30 Mixed 53.5 68.1
34.8 SusWrite 72.4 102
51.7% 70.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.63 0.8
0.7 4K Write 2.06 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%
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 12.01B02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 97 97 100 101 99 MB/s
Read 102
Write 100
Mixed 64.8
SusWrite 97.3
67% 91.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
209GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 87 89 89 89 87 MB/s
Read 99.8
Write 100
Mixed 65.4
SusWrite 87.9
65% 88.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: 02.03A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 80 80 80 79 78 MB/s
Read 69.5
Write 6
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 78.9
39% 52.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: 02.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 61 61 60 59 60 MB/s
Read 61
Write 54.2
Mixed 40.6
SusWrite 60
40% 53.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
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Typical Blue 250GB (2008) Builds (Compare 19,402 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $254

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