Average Bench: 44% (431st of 1015)

more Based on 11,055 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 WD25 00AAKS-60SBA0, 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, WD2500AA KS-00F0A0, 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 56.0% 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 2.06MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 250GB (2008) is 34.6%. 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 55MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 73.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,055 samples)
Min Avg Max
42.2 Read 79.7 113
38.5 Write 77.2 109
32 Mixed 55 70.2
35 SusWrite 73.2 104
52.5% 71.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.64 0.8
0.88 4K Write 2.06 2.6
0.5 4K Mixed 0.85 1
160% 1.18 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
210GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 112 111 112 112 112 MB/s
Read 122
Write 126
Mixed 83
SusWrite 111
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1 MB/s
159GB free
Firmware: 03.03E03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 84 85 85 85 86 MB/s
Read 77.7
Write 79.1
Mixed 50
SusWrite 85.1
54% 73 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 53 53 66 90 90 MB/s
Read 86.5
Write 88.1
Mixed 61.4
SusWrite 67.2
56% 75.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.37 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: 12.01B02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 78 78 77 77 77 MB/s
Read 76.2
Write 76.9
Mixed 56.8
SusWrite 77.4
53% 71.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
171% 1.33 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 80 81 81 80 80 MB/s
Read 70.8
Write 70.4
Mixed 53.6
SusWrite 80
51% 68.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
75GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 76 75 75 75 75 MB/s
Read 73.7
Write 66.2
Mixed 51.6
SusWrite 74.6
49% 66.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.43 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 67 68 68 73 73 MB/s
Read 71.2
Write 66.9
Mixed 53.6
SusWrite 69
48% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.2 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 13 16 15 21 33 MB/s
Read 25
Write 31.3
Mixed 24.6
SusWrite 19.8
19% 25.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.1
57% 0.53 MB/s
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Desktop 61%
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Workstation 2%
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