Average Bench: 87% (308th of 1011)

Based on 9,467 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 3D 250GB averaged just 13.0% 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 231MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 250GB is 44%. 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 186MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 244MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,467 samples)
Min Avg Max
351 Read 460 512
210 Write 354 482
148 Mixed 244 335
103 SusWrite 186 220
69.2% 311 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.9 4K Read 32 41.2
36.8 4K Write 81.5 122
22.6 4K Mixed 39.5 53.1
142% 51 MB/s
Min Avg Max
138 DQ Read 336 381
109 DQ Write 263 326
59.4 DQ Mixed 231 282
192% 277 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 195 197 198 204 196 MB/s
Read 512
Write 484
Mixed 359
SusWrite 215
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 89.5
4K Mixed 47.7
167% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 282
230% 328 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 189 200 196 199 197 MB/s
Read 481
Write 404
Mixed 210
SusWrite 197
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 62.8
4K Mixed 28.9
118% 41 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 233
194% 283 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 236 190 160 174 191 152 MB/s
Read 461
Write 414
Mixed 265
SusWrite 184
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 34.8
4K Mixed 25.8
87% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 278
223% 316 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 236 187 183 182 194 159 MB/s
Read 433
Write 279
Mixed 297
SusWrite 190
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 34.3
4K Mixed 25.9
85% 27.5 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 232
199% 295 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,667,530 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Jul '17
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Typical Blue 3D 250GB Builds (Compare 25,786 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $809

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 Comments

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

Build beyond survival...

Added 21 months ago.

Excellent

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


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