Average Bench: 27.7% (810th of 1015)

more Based on 1,139 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500YS-01SHB1, WDC WD2500YS-01SHB0, WDC WD2500YS-06SHB0, WDC WD25 00YS-01SHB0, WDC WD25 00YS-01SHB1, WDC WD2500YS-01S, WDC WD2500YS-00SHB1

Very poor average bench

The WD WD2500YS-01SHB1 251GB averaged 72.3% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.76MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.93MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD2500YS-01SHB1 251GB is 21.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD2500YS-01SHB1 251GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 39.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 45.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,139 samples)
Min Avg Max
17.7 Read 49.5 61.8
20.3 Write 48.6 61
18 Mixed 39.1 52.6
17.9 SusWrite 45.7 61.2
33.9% 45.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.61 0.8
0.67 4K Write 1.93 2.3
0.21 4K Mixed 0.76 1
146% 1.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
45GB free
Firmware: 20.06C03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 55 56 57 57 57 MB/s
Read 56.5
Write 57.2
Mixed 46.7
SusWrite 56.1
40% 54.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.27 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: 20.06C06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 55 55 54 54 54 MB/s
Read 54
Write 52.5
Mixed 40
SusWrite 54.2
37% 50.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20.06C06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 50 49 50 49 51 MB/s
Read 57.6
Write 57.6
Mixed 46.4
SusWrite 49.7
39% 52.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
84GB free
Firmware: 20.06C06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 41 41 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 60.5
Write 59.8
Mixed 49
SusWrite 41.7
39% 52.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.2 MB/s
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20.06C06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 37 38 40 41 46 MB/s
Read 56
Write 51.5
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 41.1
35% 47.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
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Typical WD2500YS-01SHB1 251GB Builds (Compare 8,765 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 (MS-7693) - $72

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $426

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