Average Bench: 43.3% (451st of 1015)

more Based on 9,227 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, 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 56.7% 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 0.86MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.07MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 250GB (2008) is 36%. 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 53.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 72MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,227 samples)
Min Avg Max
37.8 Read 78.5 108
39.7 Write 76.8 104
28.8 Mixed 53.9 68.3
33 SusWrite 72 104
51.8% 70.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.37 4K Read 0.63 0.8
1 4K Write 2.07 2.6
0.4 4K Mixed 0.86 1
160% 1.18 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
115GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 76 75 76 75 MB/s
Read 90.4
Write 81.7
Mixed 58.2
SusWrite 75.3
56% 76.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
18GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 86 84 79 82 81 MB/s
Read 82.5
Write 85.2
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 82.4
58% 78.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.37 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 61 60 61 61 59 MB/s
Read 89.9
Write 89.1
Mixed 59.8
SusWrite 59.4
55% 74.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.3 MB/s
12GB free
Firmware: 12.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 60 59 60 60 60 MB/s
Read 68.3
Write 70.5
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 59.7
46% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: 3E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 69 70 70 70 MB/s
Read 54.8
Write 57
Mixed 47.5
SusWrite 69.4
42% 57.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
210GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 74 75 76 76 76 MB/s
Read 46.3
Write 41.9
Mixed 31.8
SusWrite 75.2
36% 48.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
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Typical Blue 250GB (2008) Builds (Compare 27,442 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%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $329

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