Average Bench: 28.8% (776th of 1015)

more Based on 9,191 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500BEVT-00ZCT0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-35A23, WDC WD2500BEVT-08A23, WDC WD2500BEVT-00A0R, WDC WD25 00BEVT-26ZCT0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-24A23T0, WD2500BEVT-11ZCT0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-26ZCT, WDC WD2500BEVT-35A23T0, WDC WD2500BEVT-75A23, WDC WD25 00BEVT-08A23T1, WDC WD2500BEVT-75ZCT, WDC WD2500BEVT-16A23T0, WDC WD2500BEVT-80A23T0, WDC WD2500BEVT-75ZCT2, WDC WD2500BEVT-88ZCT0, WDC WD2500BEVT-00A0RT0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-24A23, WDC WD2500BEVT-11A03T0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-00ZCT, WDC WD2500BEVT-00S2MT0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-26A23T0, WDC WD2500BEVT-26ZCT0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-22ZAT0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-75A23T0, WDC WD2500BEVT-22ZCT, WDC WD2500BEVT-00ZCT2, WDC WD2500BEVT-00SCST0, WDC WD2500BEVT-00A1TT0, WDC WD2500BEVT-60ZCT1, WDC WD2500BEVT-22A23, WDC WD2500BEVT-16A23, WDC WD25 00BEVT-00A0RT0, WDC WD2500BEVT-00ZCT, WDC WD2500BEVT-11ZCT0, WDC WD2500BEVT-00A23, WDC WD2500BEVT-22A33TO, WDC WD2500BEVT-11A23T0, WDC WD2500BEVT-22ZCT0, WDC WD2500BEVT-00ERMA0, WDC WD2500BEVT-35ZCT0, WDC WD2500BEVT-35ZCT1, WDC WD25 00BEVT-60ZCT, WDC WD25 00BEVT-60A23, WDC WD2500BEVT-26A23T0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-00ZCT0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-00EGH, WDC WD2500BEVT-24A23, WDC WD25 00BEVT-22ZCT, WDC WD2500BEVT-22A0RT0, WDC WD2500BEVT-0023AT0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-16A23T0, WDC WD2500BEVT-3, WDC WD25 00BEVT-80A23, WDC WD2500BEVT-2, WDC WD2500BEVT-7, WDC WD2500BEVT-6, WDC WD2500BEVT-8, WDC WD25 00BEVT-11ZCT, WD2500BEVT-00A0RT0, WDC WD2500BEVT-00ZAY0, WDC WD2500BEVT-22A0R, WDC WD2500BEVT-08A23T1, WDC WD2500BEVT-24A23T0, WD2500BEVT-22ZCT0, WDC WD2500BEVT-75A23T0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-80A23T0, WDC WD2500BEVT-80HXZT1, WDC WD2500BEVT-60A23, WDC WD2500BEVT-35A23, WDC WD25 00BEVT-08A23, WDC WD2500BEVT-22TCT0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-22A23T0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-22ZCT0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-75A23, WDC WD2500BEVT-00A23T0, WDC WD2500BEVT-00ZAT0, WDC WD2500BEVT-60ZCT, WD2500BEVT-00A23T0, WDC WD2500BEVT-00EGH, WDC WD2500BEVT-26ZCT, WDC WD25 00BEVT-00A23, WDC WD25 00BEVT-75ZCT2, WDC WD2500BEVT-26A23, WDC WD2500BEVT-11A0RT0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-60A23T0, WDC WD2500BEVT-00DD520, WDC WD25 00BEVT-22ZAT, WD2500BEVT-75ZC, WDC WD2500BEVT-35ZCT, WDC WD2500BEVT-0A023T0, WDC WD2500BEVT-1, WDC WD2500BEVT-0, WDC WD2500BEVT-80A23, WDC WD25 00BEVT-35A23T0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-22A23, WDC WD25 00BEVT-00A0R, WDC WD25 00BEVT-11ZCT0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-16A23, WDC WD2500BEVT-22A23T0, WDC WD2500BEVT-00EGHT0, WDC WD2500BEVT-22ZAT0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-60ZCT1, WDC WD2500BEVT-60A23T0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-00A23T0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-75ZCT

Very poor average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 250GB (2009) averaged 71.2% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.59MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.45MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 250GB (2009) is 28%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 2.5" 250GB (2009) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 34.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 46MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 9,191 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.6 Read 53.9 75.2
14.6 Write 50.9 73.6
13.5 Mixed 34.3 46.5
19.2 SusWrite 46 72.5
34.1% 46.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.41 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.45 2
0.1 4K Mixed 0.59 0.8
110% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
44GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 84 82 83 84 85 MB/s
Read 77.5
Write 76.3
Mixed 60.8
SusWrite 83.3
55% 74.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 75 73 76 74 76 MB/s
Read 74.8
Write 72
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 74.4
48% 64.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 40 48 52 59 59 MB/s
Read 63.7
Write 65.5
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 50
41% 55.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 18 9.9 11 37 64 MB/s
Read 64.5
Write 50
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 29.2
35% 46.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 13.01A13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 41 41 43 39 41 MB/s
Read 51
Write 50.2
Mixed 33.5
SusWrite 41.4
32% 44 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
108% 0.9 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 37 37 43 41 44 MB/s
Read 51.2
Write 58
Mixed 40
SusWrite 39.9
35% 47.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
114GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 43 43 43 43 MB/s
Read 43
Write 35.8
Mixed 33
SusWrite 42.5
29% 38.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 1 MB/s
127GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.4 7.1 8.6 5.3 4.9 5.1 MB/s
Read 5.3
Write 3.8
Mixed 4
SusWrite 6.2
4% 4.82 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0
2% 0.03 MB/s
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Workstation 13%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 16% - Very poor Total price: $140

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