Average Bench: 50.1% (301st of 1015)

more Based on 50,270 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-573CA1, 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, WD2500AAKX-22RMA0, 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-009FA0, 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 WD25 00AAKX-08ANVA0, 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, WD2500AAKX-19U6AA0

Average average bench

The WD Blue 250GB (2010) averaged 49.8% 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 1.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 250GB (2010) is 49.2%. 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 60MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 82.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 50,270 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.6 Read 91.8 124
29.9 Write 91.2 122
20.1 Mixed 60 76.6
32.9 SusWrite 82.7 124
60% 81.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.61 0.8
0.6 4K Write 1.7 2.1
0.2 4K Mixed 0.79 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: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 119 119 119 119 120 MB/s
Read 114
Write 115
Mixed 73.6
SusWrite 119
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
137GB free
Firmware: 18.01H18
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 118 119 119 119 119 MB/s
Read 110
Write 116
Mixed 70.1
SusWrite 119
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.2 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 118 117 118 118 118 MB/s
Read 110
Write 109
Mixed 68
SusWrite 118
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
106GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 112 112 112 111 113 MB/s
Read 115
Write 111
Mixed 69.9
SusWrite 112
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
220GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 120 119 117 116 116 MB/s
Read 107
Write 115
Mixed 75.4
SusWrite 118
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
116GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 94 91 90 90 89 MB/s
Read 100
Write 105
Mixed 66.8
SusWrite 91.2
67% 90.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
23GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 118 119 119 121 121 MB/s
Read 67.8
Write 61
Mixed 47.6
SusWrite 119
54% 73.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
61GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 59 60 59 59 60 MB/s
Read 104
Write 101
Mixed 75.1
SusWrite 59.1
63% 84.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
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Gaming 8%
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Desktop 64%
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Workstation 7%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

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