Average Bench: 63.7% (169th of 1010)

more Based on 463 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2503ABYX-01WERA0, WDC WD2503ABYX-0, WDC WD2503ABYX-01WER, WDC WD2503ABYX-01WE, WDC WD25 03ABYX-01WER, WDC WD2503ABYX-01WERA2, WDC WD2503ABYX-01WERA1, WDC WD25 03ABYX-01WERA0, WDC WD25 03ABYX-01WERA1

Above average average bench

The WD RE4 250GB (2010) averaged 36.2% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.51MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.28MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD RE4 250GB (2010) is 35.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD RE4 250GB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 96.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 87.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 463 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.4 Read 116 143
64.4 Write 107 132
25.8 Mixed 87.3 127
39.4 SusWrite 96.3 133
75.2% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.26 4K Read 0.9 1.3
0.72 4K Write 2.28 3
0.23 4K Mixed 0.51 1
136% 1.23 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
208GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 117 118 119 119 119 MB/s
Read 124
Write 122
Mixed 81.9
SusWrite 118
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.73 MB/s
93GB free
Firmware: 1S01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 103 103 103 103 103 MB/s
Read 102
Write 99
Mixed 70.2
SusWrite 103
69% 93.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
215% 1.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,084,725 HDDs tested.


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Typical RE4 250GB (2010) Builds (Compare 26,979 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 37%
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Desktop 59%
Workstation 24%

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $553

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