Average Bench: 50.3% (306th of 1015)

more Based on 47,309 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500AAKX-753CA1, WDC WD2500AAKX-07U6A, WDC WD25 00AAKX-603CA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-640QH89, WDC WD25 00AAKX-083CA, WDC WD2500AAKX-08U6AA0, WDC WD25 00AAKX-753CA, WDC WD2500AAKX-321CA, WDC WD25 00AAKX-00U6AA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-603CA, WDC WD2500AAKX -083CA1, WDC WD25 00AAKX-08U6A, WDC WD2500AAKX-073CA, WDC WD2500AAKX-00ERMAO, WD2500AAKX-00RKKA0, 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, WD2500AAKX - 193CA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-7, WDC WD25 00AAKX-00ERM, WDC WD25 00AAKX-221CA1, WDC WD25 00AAKX-003CA0, WDC WD2500AAKX-221CA, WDC WD2500AAKX-32U6AA0, WD2500AAKX-003CA0, 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 WD25 00AAKX-07U6AA1, 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 WD2500AAKX-22L7A, 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 WD25 00AAKX-00PWE, 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, WD2500AAKX-001CA

Average average bench

The WD Blue 250GB (2010) averaged 49.6% 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 1.68MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 250GB (2010) is 53%. 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 81.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 47,309 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.7 Read 94.1 128
31.9 Write 90.6 124
24.7 Mixed 60.1 76.6
30 SusWrite 81.2 128
60% 81.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.61 0.8
0.6 4K Write 1.68 2.2
0.16 4K Mixed 0.78 1
143% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 125 125 127 127 127 MB/s
Read 121
Write 122
Mixed 78.7
SusWrite 126
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 112 113 115 115 114 MB/s
Read 113
Write 108
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 113
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 96 101 102 101 102 MB/s
Read 113
Write 113
Mixed 70.8
SusWrite 100
73% 99.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.3 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 93 93 95 94 94 MB/s
Read 95
Write 88.5
Mixed 60.3
SusWrite 93.2
62% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 41 30 47 64 56 MB/s
Read 113
Write 105
Mixed 58.1
SusWrite 44.6
59% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
147GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 97 93 58 19 19 MB/s
Read 93
Write 84.4
Mixed 58.3
SusWrite 63.6
55% 74.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
126% 0.97 MB/s
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 61 32 42 64 72 MB/s
Read 98.8
Write 103
Mixed 63.2
SusWrite 56.9
59% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 70 74 58 49 30 MB/s
Read 97.5
Write 101
Mixed 67.3
SusWrite 49.3
58% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
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Slow and old and small but it works


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