Average Bench: 27.7% (803rd of 1015)

more Based on 1,229 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 72.2% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.83MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.94MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD2500YS-01SHB1 251GB is 22%. 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 38.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 46.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,229 samples)
Min Avg Max
17.2 Read 49.9 61.7
17.4 Write 48.6 61
16.8 Mixed 38.8 49.5
18.3 SusWrite 46.1 61.3
33.9% 45.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.62 0.8
0.78 4K Write 1.94 2.4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.83 1
154% 1.13 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
95GB free
Firmware: 20.06C06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 60 60 60 60 60 MB/s
Read 63
Write 58.3
Mixed 46.8
SusWrite 60
42% 57 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: 20.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 58 59 59 59 60 MB/s
Read 59.5
Write 59
Mixed 47.5
SusWrite 58.9
42% 56.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
184GB free
Firmware: 20.06C06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 57 57 57 57 MB/s
Read 57.7
Write 54
Mixed 38
SusWrite 56.7
38% 51.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20.06C06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 54 53 54 56 51 MB/s
Read 55.7
Write 57
Mixed 45.8
SusWrite 52.1
39% 52.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
5GB free
Firmware: 20.06C06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 39 34 42 45 MB/s
Read 42
Write 43.5
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 39.5
30% 40.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: 20.06C06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 47 47 47 47 47 MB/s
Read 33.7
Write 33.5
Mixed 31.2
SusWrite 46.7
27% 36.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20.06C06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 8.7 7.6 8.2 24 13 MB/s
Read 9
Write 15.2
Mixed 8.3
SusWrite 12.1
8% 11.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.2
30% 0.17 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,315,352 HDDs tested.

Typical WD2500YS-01SHB1 251GB Builds (Compare 46,771 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $467

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