Average Bench: 51.5% (292nd of 1015)

more Based on 20,984 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, 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 WD2500AAKX-00PWEA0, WDC WD25 00AAKX-083CA0, WDC WD25 00AAKX-75U6AA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-603CA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-22ERMA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-00ERMA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-001CA, 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 48.5% 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 0.82MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.72MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 250GB (2010) is 49.7%. 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 60.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 82.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,984 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.9 Read 96.6 129
29.5 Write 91.8 125
24.7 Mixed 60.2 76.6
34.4 SusWrite 82.6 126
60.9% 82.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.63 0.8
0.7 4K Write 1.72 2.2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.82 1
149% 1.06 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
224GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 124 128 132 130 130 MB/s
Read 121
Write 118
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 128
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 113 114 115 97 120 MB/s
Read 117
Write 101
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 112
71% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
114GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 79 80 81 81 81 MB/s
Read 95.6
Write 99.3
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 80.2
63% 85.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 97 93 92 94 97 MB/s
Read 74
Write 69.8
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 94
53% 71.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 78 78 79 79 78 MB/s
Read 76.8
Write 74
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 78.3
53% 71.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 35 56 62 58 65 MB/s
Read 97
Write 92.2
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 51.6
56% 75.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
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Typical Blue 250GB (2010) Builds (Compare 8,830 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Workstation 21%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $208

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