Average Bench: 28.8% (772nd of 1015)

more Based on 17,566 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500BEVT-00ZCT0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-35A23, WDC WD2500BEVT-08A23, WDC WD2500BEVT-00A0R, WDC WD25 00BEVT-26ZCT0, WDC WD2500BEVT-22A23TO, 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 WD2500BEVT-00A0RT1, 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, WD2500BE VT-00A23T0, WDC WD2500BEVT-00A1TT0, WDC WD2500BEVT-60ZCT1, WDC WD2500BEVT-22A23, WDC WD2500BEVT-16A23, WDC WD25 00BEVT-00A0RT0, WD2500BEVT-80HX7T1, WDC WD2500BEVT-00ZCT, WDC WD2500BEVT-11ZCT0, WD2500BEVT-26VAT0, 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 WD2500BEVT-22ZAT, WDC WD25 00BEVT-00ZCT0, WDC WD25 00BEVT-35ZCT0, 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 0.58MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.46MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 250GB (2009) is 31%. 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 34.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 46.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 17,566 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.1 Read 53.7 74.9
15.9 Write 49.3 72.1
14.6 Mixed 34.9 46.2
15.5 SusWrite 46.2 72.7
33.9% 46 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.41 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.46 2
0.1 4K Mixed 0.58 0.8
108% 0.81 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
194GB free
Firmware: 01.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 71 76 74 71 76 MB/s
Read 72.2
Write 73.7
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 73.5
49% 66.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.97 MB/s
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 60 68 71 64 46 MB/s
Read 74.1
Write 63.1
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 62.8
45% 61.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
133% 0.9 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 67 69 68 68 70 MB/s
Read 67.9
Write 52.4
Mixed 44.8
SusWrite 68.2
43% 58.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.97 MB/s
147GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 60 63 62 63 63 MB/s
Read 61.6
Write 58.2
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 61.2
41% 55.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 61 58 47 46 53 MB/s
Read 59.8
Write 59.7
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 54.1
40% 53.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.93 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 36 29 40 42 51 MB/s
Read 59.9
Write 65.3
Mixed 41.6
SusWrite 37.9
38% 51.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
104% 0.87 MB/s
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 52 39 42 27 30 MB/s
Read 56.3
Write 59.3
Mixed 32.3
SusWrite 38.2
34% 46.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
113% 0.7 MB/s
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 44 47 45 44 51 MB/s
Read 25.9
Write 30.3
Mixed 30.5
SusWrite 46.6
25% 33.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.87 MB/s
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System: Dell Inspiron 1545

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $140

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