Average Bench: 28.4% (785th of 1015)

more Based on 10,868 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 WD25 00BEVT-00SCST0, 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 71.6% 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 0.61MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.48MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 250GB (2009) is 28.3%. 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 34.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 45.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 10,868 samples)
Min Avg Max
14.4 Read 53.1 75.3
18.5 Write 49.9 73.1
14.3 Mixed 34.5 46
19.4 SusWrite 45.6 71.5
33.7% 45.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.41 0.5
0.5 4K Write 1.48 2
0.1 4K Mixed 0.61 0.8
112% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
189GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 62 64 65 65 65 MB/s
Read 63.7
Write 64.3
Mixed 43.3
SusWrite 63.6
43% 58.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.13 MB/s
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 49 61 48 44 45 MB/s
Read 36.3
Write 24.4
Mixed 21.8
SusWrite 45.6
24% 32 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.3
58% 0.5 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 36 39 40 34 33 MB/s
Read 39.1
Write 42
Mixed 26
SusWrite 36.9
26% 36 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.97 MB/s
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 20 21 18 15 24 MB/s
Read 24.2
Write 27.8
Mixed 13.5
SusWrite 19.5
16% 21.2 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0
18% 0.33 MB/s
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Workstation 13%
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System: Dell Inspiron 1545

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $142

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Been Using This Drive Since the day i bought it and have been using it my gaming Laptop. Got it for free because a shop tested it bad. Goes to show that some parts have more integrity than the testers.

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