Average Bench: 51.8% (291st of 1015)

more Based on 22,742 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500AAKX-753CA1, WDC WD2500AAKX-07U6A, WDC WD25 00AAKX-603CA0, WDC WD25 00AAKX-083CA, WDC WD2500AAKX-08U6AA0, WDC WD25 00AAKX-753CA, WDC WD2500AAKX-321CA, WDC WD25 00AAKX-00U6AA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-603CA, WDC WD25 00AAKX-08U6A, WDC WD2500AAKX-073CA, WDC WD25 00AAKX-00PWEA0, WD2500AAKX-083CA1, WDC WD25 00AAKX-00U6A, WDC WD2500AAKX-22L7A0, WDC WD2500AAKX-753CA0, WDC WD25 00AAKX-60U6AA0, WD2500AAKX-56M0A0, WDC WD2500AAKX-07U6AA1, WDC WD2500AAKX-07U6AA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-00KJ3A0, WDC WD2500AAKX-00L7A, WD2500AA KX-00ERMA0, WDC WD25 00AAKX-00ERMA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-08ERM, WDC WD2500AAKX-32ERMA0, WD2500AAKX-00ERMA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-00ERM, WDC WD2500AAKX-221CA1, WDC WD2500AAKX-003CA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-75U6AA0, WDC WD25 00AAKX-22ERMA0, WD2500AAKX-001CA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-001CA00, WDC WD25 00AAKX-75U6A, WDC WD25 00AAKX-08U6AA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-2, WDC WD2500AAKX-3, WDC WD2500AAKX-0, WDC WD2500AAKX-60U6A, WDC WD2500AAKX-1, WDC WD25 00AAKX-083CA1, WDC WD25 00AAKX-19U6A, WDC WD2500AAKX-00PWEA0, WDC WD25 00AAKX-083CA0, WDC WD25 00AAKX-75U6AA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-603CA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-22ERMA0, WD2500AAKX-753CA1, WDC WD2500AAKX-00ERMA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-001CA, WDC WD25 00AAKX-193CA, WDC WD2500AAKX-073CA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-073CA1, WDC WD2500AAKX-6, WDC WD2500AAKX-7, WDC WD25 00AAKX-00ERM, WDC WD25 00AAKX-221CA1, WDC WD2500AAKX-221CA, WDC WD2500AAKX-32U6AA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-02V1A2, WDC WD2500AAKX--22V1A0, WDC WD25 00AAKX-193CA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-02V1A0, WDC WD2500AAKX-001CA0, WDC WD25 00AAKX-07U6AA0, WDC WD25 00AAKX-001CA, WDC WD2500AAKX-00PWE, WDC WD2500AAKX-75U6A, WDC WD25 00AAKX-00KJ3A0, WDC WD25 00AAKX-321CA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-22ERM, WDC WD25 00AAKX-073CA, WDC WD2500AAKX-753CA, WDC WD25 00AAKX-07U6A, WDC WD25 00AAKX-001CA0, WD2500AA KX-02V1A2, WDC WD2500AAKX-60U6AA0, WDC WD25 00AAKX-603CA, WDC WD2500AAKX-19U6AA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-08ANV, WDC WD2500AAKX-083CA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-083CA1, WDC WD2500AAKX-22V1A, WD2500AAKX-02V1A2, WDC WD2500AAKX-02V1A, WDC WD25 00AAKX-60U6AA, WDC WD2500AAKX-08ERMA0, WD2500AAKX-00R6A0, WDC WD2500AAKX-08ANVA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-22V1A0, WDC WD25 00AAKX-073CA1, WDC WD2500AAKX-193CA, WDC WD25 00AAKX-753CA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-08U6A, WDC WD25 00AAKX-22ERM, WDC WD2500AAKX-193CA0, WDC WD25 00AAKX-753CA1, WDC WD2500AAKX-00U6A, WDC WD2500AAKX-321CA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-00U6AA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-083CA, WDC WD2500AAKX-19U6A, WDC WD2500AAKX-64QH789, WDC WD25 00AAKX-32U6AA0, WDC WD25 00AAKX-221CA, WDC WD25 00AAKX-60U6A, WDC WD25 00AAKX-08ERMA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-001CAO, WDC WD25 00AAKX-08ERM, WDC WD2500AAKX-003CA

Average average bench

The WD Blue 250GB (2010) averaged 48.1% 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 0.79MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.68MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 250GB (2010) is 46.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 250GB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 60.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 84MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,742 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.4 Read 96.4 126
31.9 Write 93.9 124
24.1 Mixed 60.1 75.7
34.9 SusWrite 84 122
61.5% 83.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.17 4K Read 0.62 0.8
0.6 4K Write 1.68 2.1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.79 1
145% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
176GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 115 116 116 116 116 MB/s
Read 115
Write 112
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 116
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.2 MB/s
144GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 104 99 106 99 95 MB/s
Read 116
Write 118
Mixed 67.8
SusWrite 96.5
73% 99.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 46 82 62 66 77 MB/s
Read 124
Write 124
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 61.6
72% 98.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 79 76 76 77 76 MB/s
Read 74.8
Write 75.7
Mixed 53.9
SusWrite 77.1
52% 70.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 58 42 53 67 65 MB/s
Read 73.3
Write 66.8
Mixed 52
SusWrite 53.9
46% 61.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
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Typical Blue 250GB (2010) Builds (Compare 9,659 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 54%
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Workstation 21%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $219

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