Average Bench: 36.6% (567th of 1015)

more Based on 5,030 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500BEKT-00PVM, WDC WD25 00BEKT-00F3T0, WDC WD2500BEKT-75PVM, WDC WD2500BEKT-11F3T0, WDC WD2500BEKT-60V5T1, WDC WD25 00BEKT-60V5T, WDC WD25 00BEKT-75A25, WDC WD2500BEKT-60F3T, WDC WD2500BEKT-60A25, WDC WD25 00BEKT-00PVM, WDC WD2500BEKT-66PVM, WDC WD2500BEKT-75A25T0, WDC WD2500BEKT-00V5T0, WDC WD2500BEKT-00A25, WDC WD2500BEKT-00F3T0, WDC WD2500BEKT-75F3T0, WDC WD25 00BEKT-60A25, WDC WD25 00BEKT-75A25T0, WDC WD2500BEKT-60A25T1, WDC WD2500BEKT-66A25T1, WDC WD25 00BEKT-60PVMT0, WDC WD2500BEKT-75PVMT0, WDC WD2500BEKT-75PVMT1, WDC WD25 00BEKT-66PVMT0, WDC WD2500BEKT-00F3T, WD2500BEKT-60PVMT0, WDC WD2500BEKT-60F3T1, WDC WD2500BEKT-60F3T0, WDC WD25 00BEKT-66F3T2, WDC WD25 00BEKT-75PVMT1, WDC WD25 00BEKT-75PVMT0, WDC WD2500BEKT-66PVMT0, WDC WD2500BEKT-60PVM, WDC WD2500BEKT-66F3T2, WDC WD2500BEKT-60PVMT0, WDC WD2500BEKT-00A25T0, WDC WD25 00BEKT-75PVM, WDC WD2500BEKT-75A25, WDC WD25 00BEKT-00PVMT0, WDC WD25 00BEKT-60PVM, WDC WD2500BEKT-66F3T, WDC WD2500BEKT-7, WDC WD25 00BEKT-60A25T1, WDC WD2500BEKT-08PVM, WDC WD2500BEKT-6, WDC WD2500BEKT-60V5T, WDC WD2500BEKT-0, WDC WD25 00BEKT-00A25T0, WDC WD25 00BEKT-60F3T1, WDC WD2500BEKT-00PVMT0, WDC WD2500BEKT-60A23T0, WDC WD25 00BEKT-60V5T1

Poor average bench

The WD Black 2.5" 250GB (2010) averaged 63.4% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.44MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2.5" 250GB (2010) is 34.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Black 2.5" 250GB (2010) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 47MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 58.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,030 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.2 Read 69.2 93
22.4 Write 65.5 90.3
19.2 Mixed 47 63.2
27.2 SusWrite 58.1 90.2
44.2% 59.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.54 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.44 2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.68 0.9
125% 0.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
232GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 89 91 91 91 89 MB/s
Read 90.9
Write 87.5
Mixed 59.2
SusWrite 90.1
60% 81.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
187GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 85 84 84 85 83 MB/s
Read 88.2
Write 85.1
Mixed 58.7
SusWrite 84.3
58% 79.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
217GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 52 77 81 90 89 MB/s
Read 93.1
Write 83.1
Mixed 47
SusWrite 72.7
54% 74 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
143% 0.9 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 64 64 64 65 65 MB/s
Read 89.8
Write 85
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 64.6
55% 74.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 59 63 63 72 73 MB/s
Read 84.9
Write 78.3
Mixed 52
SusWrite 64.5
52% 69.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 42 42 45 60 48 MB/s
Read 58.8
Write 48.6
Mixed 24.9
SusWrite 45.3
32% 44.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
96% 0.6 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 34 39 36 47 48 MB/s
Read 62.7
Write 65.5
Mixed 49
SusWrite 39.5
40% 54.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 03.01A03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 22 26 34 28 18 MB/s
Read 33.6
Write 39.3
Mixed 20.2
SusWrite 27.7
22% 30.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.9
127% 0.67 MB/s
187GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 24 25 24 24 24 MB/s
Read 27.4
Write 22.2
Mixed 22.6
SusWrite 24.3
18% 24.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
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Typical Black 2.5" 250GB (2010) Builds (Compare 5,992 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 37%
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Workstation
Workstation 15%
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System: Dell Latitude E6420

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $144

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