Average Bench: 85.7% (377th of 1058)

Based on 11,443 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS250G2B0B-00YS70, WD WDS250G2B0B-00YS, WDC WDS2 50G2B0B-00YS

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 250GB averaged just 14.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 233MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 38.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 250GB is 41.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 176MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 239MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,443 samples)
Min Avg Max
363 Read 463 511
187 Write 340 472
141 Mixed 239 339
95.3 SusWrite 176 219
67.8% 304 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.1 4K Read 32.1 41
40.9 4K Write 78.3 117
22.1 4K Mixed 38.8 52.1
140% 49.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
220 DQ Read 337 380
119 DQ Write 260 321
117 DQ Mixed 233 277
192% 277 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
205GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 201 200 193 194 192 MB/s
Read 516
Write 474
Mixed 230
SusWrite 205
79% 356 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 51.9
170% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 232
191% 273 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 250 202 207 210 204 201 MB/s
Read 470
Write 431
Mixed 313
SusWrite 212
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 96.6
4K Mixed 47
168% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 236
206% 308 MB/s
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 203 207 206 202 205 MB/s
Read 339
Write 277
Mixed 253
SusWrite 204
60% 268 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 90.1
4K Mixed 38.4
146% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 243
204% 298 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 106 84 82 80 67 MB/s
Read 494
Write 436
Mixed 314
SusWrite 97.9
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 63.4
4K Mixed 38.2
132% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 235
192% 273 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 135 114 125 128 125 MB/s
Read 490
Write 339
Mixed 240
SusWrite 132
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 65.7
4K Mixed 23.7
102% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 158
DQ Mixed 224
169% 231 MB/s
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 157 80 120 99 MB/s
Read 483
Write 294
Mixed 277
SusWrite 128
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 56.5
4K Mixed 18.4
84% 31.7 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 161
DQ Mixed 245
186% 256 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 58%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z370-P - $219

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $951

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