Average Bench: 86.3% (370th of 1058)

Based on 18,236 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 3D 250GB averaged just 13.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Blue 3D 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 229MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 250GB is 44.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 3D 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 184MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 245MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,236 samples)
Min Avg Max
337 Read 458 513
178 Write 343 482
154 Mixed 245 344
102 SusWrite 184 224
68.5% 308 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.5 4K Read 32.4 40.9
41.6 4K Write 79.6 116
22.4 4K Mixed 39.3 52.5
142% 50.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
163 DQ Read 336 381
106 DQ Write 254 327
76.3 DQ Mixed 229 283
189% 273 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
214GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 203 202 201 204 200 MB/s
Read 518
Write 491
Mixed 353
SusWrite 222
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 53.6
194% 71.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 282
231% 331 MB/s
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 205 201 195 201 206 MB/s
Read 461
Write 402
Mixed 281
SusWrite 206
75% 337 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 76.7
4K Mixed 44.1
150% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 267
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 231
178% 242 MB/s
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 191 200 201 216 216 MB/s
Read 373
Write 350
Mixed 243
SusWrite 208
66% 294 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 56.2
4K Mixed 34.7
116% 39.5 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 257
209% 300 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,556,901 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $80 @ launch in Jul '17
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Desktop 87%
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,070

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 Comments

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

Build beyond survival...

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Buena velocidad de transferencia, superando al Samsung 850 Evo 250Gb en algunos aspectos


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