Average Bench: 43.5% (444th of 1015)

more Based on 8,976 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 56.4% 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 34.8%. 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 54.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 71.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,976 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.4 Read 79.6 113
36.6 Write 76.6 109
32.6 Mixed 54.3 68.7
33.4 SusWrite 71.7 106
52% 70.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.34 4K Read 0.63 0.8
0.9 4K Write 2.07 2.6
0.5 4K Mixed 0.86 1
161% 1.19 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
184GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 103 103 104 104 103 MB/s
Read 95.4
Write 92.8
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 103
65% 88.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
130GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 75 76 76 75 75 MB/s
Read 80
Write 78.4
Mixed 55.9
SusWrite 75
53% 72.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.23 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 51 50 49 49 54 MB/s
Read 66
Write 63.1
Mixed 43.6
SusWrite 50.5
41% 55.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.23 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 50 49 49 49 54 MB/s
Read 60.4
Write 61.2
Mixed 49.1
SusWrite 50.3
41% 55.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.2 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 50 50 49 49 54 MB/s
Read 59.4
Write 62.8
Mixed 47.6
SusWrite 50.5
41% 55.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 17 26 27 35 43 MB/s
Read 71.3
Write 70.5
Mixed 48
SusWrite 27.1
40% 54.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.13 MB/s
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Typical Blue 250GB (2008) Builds (Compare 33,476 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: 68% - Good Total price: $329

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