Average Bench: 87.1% (355th of 1058)

Based on 9,551 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50

Very good average bench

The WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50 250GB averaged just 12.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 212MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50 250GB is 44.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 201MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 257MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,551 samples)
Min Avg Max
284 Read 427 506
216 Write 337 477
162 Mixed 257 357
109 SusWrite 201 240
68.2% 305 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.8 4K Read 31.7 41
40.8 4K Write 81.9 112
22.1 4K Mixed 40.6 53.3
143% 51.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
111 DQ Read 338 388
99.7 DQ Write 263 329
79.5 DQ Mixed 212 266
183% 271 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
107GB free
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 201 227 224 226 209 MB/s
Read 466
Write 331
Mixed 276
SusWrite 224
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 51.1
184% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 142
151% 254 MB/s
189GB free
Firmware: 401020WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 219 219 217 221 218 MB/s
Read 500
Write 479
Mixed 364
SusWrite 243
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 47.1
163% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 266
223% 324 MB/s
213GB free
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 248 228 215 222 219 222 MB/s
Read 340
Write 289
Mixed 229
SusWrite 226
61% 271 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 87
4K Mixed 33.6
149% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 252
213% 311 MB/s
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401020WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 232 181 243 234 233 234 MB/s
Read 224
Write 321
Mixed 252
SusWrite 226
58% 256 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 39.4
145% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 247
204% 296 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,107,302 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS250G2B0A-00SM50 250GB Builds (Compare 93,660 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,000

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