Average Bench: 51% (296th of 1015)

more Based on 25,205 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 WD25 00AAKX-321CA, 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 WD25 00AAKX-19U6AA0, 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 48.9% 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 0.78MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 250GB (2010) is 49.3%. 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 83.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,205 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.7 Read 94.5 128
30.2 Write 92.8 125
23.7 Mixed 60.2 77
33.7 SusWrite 83.1 125
60.8% 82.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.17 4K Read 0.61 0.8
0.7 4K Write 1.7 2.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.78 1
144% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
232GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 135 135 135 135 134 MB/s
Read 131
Write 130
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 134
88% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 102 111 103 114 113 MB/s
Read 117
Write 115
Mixed 63.4
SusWrite 106
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.17 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 64 68 52 85 105 MB/s
Read 107
Write 115
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 73
67% 91.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
60GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 99 100 99 99 100 MB/s
Read 77
Write 80.5
Mixed 55
SusWrite 98.9
57% 77.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 54 73 76 79 76 MB/s
Read 91.3
Write 97.5
Mixed 63
SusWrite 68.3
59% 80 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
168% 1.1 MB/s
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 51 45 38 43 41 MB/s
Read 15.7
Write 58
Mixed 21.5
SusWrite 43.1
25% 34.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.2
34% 0.23 MB/s
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Typical Blue 250GB (2010) Builds (Compare 10,589 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 46%
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Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $109

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