Average Bench: 28.7% (776th of 1015)

more Based on 9,846 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 71.3% 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 0.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.47MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 250GB (2009) is 28.1%. 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 34.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 46.1MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 9,846 samples)
Min Avg Max
17.9 Read 53.5 74.8
12.8 Write 50.3 74.3
13.2 Mixed 34.2 46
18.8 SusWrite 46.1 72.4
33.9% 46 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.41 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.47 2
0.1 4K Mixed 0.6 0.8
111% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
232GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 36 69 69 70 69 MB/s
Read 68.3
Write 65.2
Mixed 45.9
SusWrite 58.6
44% 59.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 70 72 69 70 67 MB/s
Read 56.9
Write 47.9
Mixed 38.2
SusWrite 68.6
39% 52.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
109% 0.8 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: 01.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 54 55 52 57 56 MB/s
Read 69.3
Write 69.2
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 55
42% 57.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 1 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 38 33 31 38 37 MB/s
Read 62.2
Write 21.1
Mixed 32.5
SusWrite 35.6
28% 37.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.63 MB/s
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 42 34 47 39 40 MB/s
Read 49.3
Write 43.8
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 39.2
29% 39.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.3
72% 0.67 MB/s
74GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 44 46 46 45 44 MB/s
Read 37.6
Write 37.7
Mixed 26.1
SusWrite 44.8
27% 36.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.87 MB/s
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 35 32 33 36 43 MB/s
Read 42.7
Write 45.2
Mixed 36
SusWrite 35.4
30% 39.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.7 MB/s
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 13.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.5 4.1 4.5 5 5.6 4 MB/s
Read 10.4
Write 2.8
Mixed 4.8
SusWrite 4.6
4% 5.65 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.3
50% 0.27 MB/s
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Workstation 13%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $142

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