Average Bench: 87.1% (219th of 956)

Based on 2,488 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 3D 250GB averaged just 12.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Blue 3D 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 234MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 38.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 250GB is 43.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 3D 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 194MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 241MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,488 samples)
Min Avg Max
339 Read 456 510
206 Write 343 475
163 Mixed 241 330
126 SusWrite 194 219
68.7% 308 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.8 4K Read 31.5 41.1
41.9 4K Write 81.9 121
22.7 4K Mixed 38.9 52.2
141% 50.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
162 DQ Read 343 381
110 DQ Write 268 329
74.6 DQ Mixed 234 278
194% 281 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 174 191 176 162 167 MB/s
Read 481
Write 348
Mixed 246
SusWrite 178
70% 313 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 51.8
189% 69.5 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 275
216% 302 MB/s
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 198 208 195 198 197 MB/s
Read 509
Write 354
Mixed 155
SusWrite 202
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 89.4
4K Mixed 48.7
164% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 278
228% 325 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 238 214 210 208 208 204 MB/s
Read 400
Write 340
Mixed 229
SusWrite 214
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 96.3
4K Mixed 44.5
155% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 213
200% 310 MB/s
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 207 200 201 201 206 MB/s
Read 470
Write 299
Mixed 167
SusWrite 204
63% 285 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 73.6
4K Mixed 37.8
136% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 222
175% 243 MB/s
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 179 146 171 149 139 MB/s
Read 384
Write 349
Mixed 186
SusWrite 162
60% 270 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 62.2
4K Mixed 32
111% 39.5 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 194
179% 278 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,977,448 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Jul '17
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Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370 GAMING M5 (MS-7B58) - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,444

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 Comments

Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Memory: SanDisk 3D TLC

Build beyond survival...

Added 8 months ago.

Excellent

2 months ago.

It is good


Excellent

3 months ago.

excellent drive for 64 bucks I scored 4th overall on WD Blue SSD


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