Average Bench: 43% (456th of 1015)

more Based on 7,400 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-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 57.0% 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 0.86MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.05MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 250GB (2008) is 37.9%. 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 54.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 71.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,400 samples)
Min Avg Max
37.6 Read 78.2 110
33.7 Write 76.2 108
33.1 Mixed 54.3 69
33.5 SusWrite 71.2 104
51.6% 70 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.63 0.8
0.84 4K Write 2.05 2.6
0.5 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%
187GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 98 99 99 98 97 MB/s
Read 100
Write 97.5
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 98
66% 90 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
54GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 75 76 76 77 77 MB/s
Read 100
Write 101
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 75.9
63% 85.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 12.01B02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 91 93 77 78 73 MB/s
Read 89.3
Write 87.3
Mixed 52.2
SusWrite 84.7
58% 78.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.8
133% 0.77 MB/s
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 12.01B02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 90 78 85 89 85 MB/s
Read 86
Write 47.6
Mixed 60.1
SusWrite 85
52% 69.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.43 MB/s
9GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 86 86 80 81 82 MB/s
Read 86.5
Write 94.4
Mixed 63.3
SusWrite 83.5
60% 81.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.27 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 62 62 63 63 63 MB/s
Read 94.8
Write 93
Mixed 56.3
SusWrite 61.9
56% 76.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
190% 1.3 MB/s
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 37 42 41 40 40 MB/s
Read 91
Write 92.5
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 40.3
53% 71.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
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Typical Blue 250GB (2008) Builds (Compare 60,631 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 34%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $409

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