Average Bench: 28.5% (781st of 1015)

more Based on 8,587 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-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 71.4% 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 1.47MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 250GB (2009) is 29.5%. 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 45.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 8,587 samples)
Min Avg Max
13.8 Read 53.3 75
18.8 Write 51 72.6
13.8 Mixed 34.5 46
19.4 SusWrite 45.8 71.5
34% 46.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.41 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.47 2
0.1 4K Mixed 0.59 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%
165GB free
Firmware: 11.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 61 61 61 61 61 MB/s
Read 64.8
Write 65.2
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 60.9
43% 58.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.13 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 30 29 31 60 64 MB/s
Read 77.2
Write 75.7
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 41.8
44% 59.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 1 MB/s
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 60 55 59 51 51 MB/s
Read 54.7
Write 59.8
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 55.7
38% 51.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
96% 0.73 MB/s
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 38 25 21 26 56 MB/s
Read 75
Write 48.5
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 31.7
37% 49.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: 1A13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 44 48 47 47 48 MB/s
Read 46.5
Write 48.6
Mixed 36.4
SusWrite 46.5
33% 44.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.07 MB/s
129GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 42 44 41 38 41 MB/s
Read 50.5
Write 35.3
Mixed 30.8
SusWrite 41.7
29% 39.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.87 MB/s
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Workstation 13%
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System: Dell Inspiron 1545

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 16% - Very poor Total price: $140

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