Average Bench: 24.4% (901st of 1015)

more Based on 248 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500BB-98DWA0, WDC WD2500BB-00FTA0, WDC WD2500BB-00RDA0, WDC WD2500BB-00GUA0, WDC WD2500BB-22GUA0, WDC WD2500BB-14GUA0, WDC WD2500BB-55GUA0, WDC WD2500BB-22RDA0, WDC WD2500BB-14GUC0, WDC WD2500BB-55RDA0, WDC WD2500BB-98GUC0, WDC WD2500BB-55GUC0, WDC WD2500BB-98GUA0, WDC WD2500BB-98FTA0, WDC WD2500BB-14RDA0, WDC WD25 00BB-22GUA0, WDC WD25 00BB-00RDA0, WDC WD2500BB-22GUC0, WDC WD2500BB-00DWA0, WDC WD2500BB-00R, WDC WD2500BB-00GUC0

Very poor average bench

The WD WD2500BB-98DWA0 250GB averaged 75.6% 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 0.45MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.19MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD2500BB-98DWA0 250GB is 25.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD2500BB-98DWA0 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 29.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 35.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 248 samples)
Min Avg Max
14.1 Read 43.8 58.9
7 Write 42.2 57.9
9.06 Mixed 29.5 49.8
6.24 SusWrite 35.6 59.3
27.9% 37.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.09 4K Read 0.45 0.63
0.16 4K Write 1.19 1.8
0.09 4K Mixed 0.45 0.9
90.5% 0.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
78GB free
Firmware: 020.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 55 56 56 57 56 MB/s
Read 52.2
Write 52.5
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 55.8
36% 49 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
78GB free
Firmware: 020.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 56 56 56 56 56 MB/s
Read 52.2
Write 52.8
Mixed 34.1
SusWrite 55.6
36% 48.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
78GB free
Firmware: 20.00K20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 51 56 56 56 56 MB/s
Read 51.7
Write 50.6
Mixed 30.9
SusWrite 54.5
34% 46.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,766,917 HDDs tested.

Typical WD2500BB-98DWA0 250GB Builds (Compare 4,949 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop 45%
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 R2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $262

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