Average Bench: 68% (378th of 873)

Based on 294 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM

Above average average bench

The WD Blue 3D 250GB averaged 31.9% 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 Read Speed 29.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 470MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 250GB is 34.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 3D 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 30.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 254MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 294 samples)
Min Avg Max
344 Read 470 504
158 Write 254 346
190 Mixed 254 338
71.7% 326 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.5 4K Read 29.3 39
26.6 4K Write 52.8 78.5
8.76 4K Mixed 15.5 22.2
92.2% 32.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.6 DQ Read 172 356
34.6 DQ Write 137 218
8.24 DQ Mixed 30.2 48.4
56.5% 113 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
135GB free
Firmware: X61130WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 346
Mixed 333
87% 391 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 61.9
4K Mixed 11.8
100% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 28.4
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 10.5
28% 57 MB/s
179GB free
Firmware: X61130WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 501
Write 196
Mixed 265
70% 321 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 40.8
4K Mixed 16.8
87% 28.9 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 173
DQ Mixed 45.5
89% 183 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: X61130WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 501
Write 208
Mixed 277
72% 328 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 41.1
4K Mixed 12.7
84% 27.9 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 46.2
88% 178 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: X61130WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 377
Write 141
Mixed 165
50% 228 MB/s
4K Read 0.06
4K Write 0.15
4K Mixed 0.05
0% 0.09 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,217,022 SSDs tested.

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Desktop 69%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) - $98

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $873

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