Average Bench: 88.9% (332nd of 1058)

Based on 8,607 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50

Very good average bench

The WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50 250GB averaged just 11.0% 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 213MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 42MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50 250GB is 45%. 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 203MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 258MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,607 samples)
Min Avg Max
297 Read 429 506
219 Write 339 477
162 Mixed 258 361
119 SusWrite 203 239
68.6% 307 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 32.3 41.5
46.4 4K Write 85.6 116
22.5 4K Mixed 42 54.2
148% 53.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
181 DQ Read 343 388
109 DQ Write 265 328
80.5 DQ Mixed 213 267
184% 274 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 226 219 156 211 161 190 MB/s
Read 502
Write 464
Mixed 284
SusWrite 194
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 97.5
4K Mixed 48.8
174% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 246
202% 292 MB/s
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 218 205 207 220 219 MB/s
Read 465
Write 436
Mixed 340
SusWrite 229
82% 367 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 87.4
4K Mixed 46.6
162% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 260
220% 321 MB/s
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 224 147 215 212 207 216 MB/s
Read 497
Write 263
Mixed 202
SusWrite 203
64% 291 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 83.1
4K Mixed 42.5
153% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 246
199% 285 MB/s
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 231 204 193 219 227 218 MB/s
Read 466
Write 366
Mixed 176
SusWrite 216
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 87.3
4K Mixed 47.3
148% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 242
204% 299 MB/s
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 90 70 87 95 131 MB/s
Read 336
Write 320
Mixed 43.6
SusWrite 108
45% 202 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 94.4
4K Mixed 50.1
172% 60.9 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 247
206% 301 MB/s
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 190 192 196 198 216 MB/s
Read 384
Write 216
Mixed 216
SusWrite 198
56% 253 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 41.4
4K Mixed 27.3
94% 31 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 165
131% 182 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,074,098 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS250G2B0A-00SM50 250GB Builds (Compare 61,474 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $69

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $551

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