Average Bench: 85.3% (384th of 1058)

Based on 9,764 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 14.7% 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 38.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 250GB is 39.6%. 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 178MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 241MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,764 samples)
Min Avg Max
359 Read 463 512
166 Write 341 480
145 Mixed 241 337
87.3 SusWrite 178 216
68% 306 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 4K Read 31.9 40.4
41.2 4K Write 76.9 113
20.7 4K Mixed 38.4 51.8
138% 49.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
221 DQ Read 339 381
115 DQ Write 258 322
136 DQ Mixed 233 279
192% 277 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 194 196 187 205 198 MB/s
Read 461
Write 289
Mixed 238
SusWrite 199
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 44.5
171% 63.1 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 255
204% 290 MB/s
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 207 198 174 205 172 MB/s
Read 515
Write 432
Mixed 260
SusWrite 196
78% 351 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 41.6
169% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 147
144% 229 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 199 164 201 206 204 MB/s
Read 511
Write 250
Mixed 270
SusWrite 197
68% 307 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 90.3
4K Mixed 39.8
156% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 264
212% 301 MB/s
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 237 202 212 213 212 212 MB/s
Read 492
Write 453
Mixed 331
SusWrite 214
83% 373 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 75.9
4K Mixed 43.4
149% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 256
204% 285 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 219 212 207 207 201 202 MB/s
Read 499
Write 415
Mixed 243
SusWrite 208
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 30.5
4K Mixed 31.7
110% 32.4 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 72.3
DQ Mixed 129
110% 168 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 197 190 173 195 176 MB/s
Read 486
Write 424
Mixed 334
SusWrite 195
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 24.7
4K Mixed 31
104% 29.7 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 79.6
DQ Mixed 132
113% 172 MB/s
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Gaming 57%
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Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z370-P - $219

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $949

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