Average Bench: 68.3% (430th of 929)

Based on 1,909 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM

Above average average bench

The WD Blue 3D 250GB averaged 31.7% 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 Read Speed 29.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 474MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 250GB is 36.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 3D 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 30.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 253MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,909 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 474 506
156 Write 254 346
184 Mixed 253 339
71.9% 327 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.8 4K Read 29.2 37.9
26.3 4K Write 52.1 76.8
8.64 4K Mixed 15.9 22.2
92.2% 32.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23 DQ Read 174 356
35.7 DQ Write 136 217
8.07 DQ Mixed 30.4 48.2
56.5% 113 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
79GB free
Firmware: X61130WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 506
Write 348
Mixed 320
86% 391 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 62.2
4K Mixed 21.9
117% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 173
DQ Mixed 44.3
79% 159 MB/s
106GB free
Firmware: X61130WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 496
Write 207
Mixed 238
69% 314 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 57.2
4K Mixed 17.4
98% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 45.8
91% 188 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: X61130WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 499
Write 208
Mixed 198
66% 302 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 76.3
4K Mixed 12.4
99% 38.9 MB/s
DQ Read 39.4
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 33.7
50% 89.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,224,126 SSDs tested.


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Typical Blue 3D 250GB Builds (Compare 1,892 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 91%
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Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370 GAMING M5 (MS-7B58) - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,465

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

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

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