Average Bench: 87% (310th of 1011)

Based on 10,554 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 228MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.6MB/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.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 185MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 238MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 10,554 samples)
Min Avg Max
348 Read 461 513
179 Write 338 479
154 Mixed 238 334
99.9 SusWrite 185 218
68% 306 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.3 4K Read 32.3 41.3
44.4 4K Write 82.4 121
23 4K Mixed 39.6 52.7
143% 51.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.1 DQ Read 331 380
102 DQ Write 258 324
46.3 DQ Mixed 228 278
189% 272 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 187 195 198 195 202 MB/s
Read 431
Write 249
Mixed 224
SusWrite 197
61% 275 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 45.3
176% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 244
202% 294 MB/s
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 184 188 196 194 189 MB/s
Read 492
Write 443
Mixed 219
SusWrite 192
75% 336 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 72.8
4K Mixed 41.7
143% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 223
176% 246 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 167 162 158 142 160 MB/s
Read 437
Write 350
Mixed 216
SusWrite 166
65% 292 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 61.6
4K Mixed 25.3
106% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 264
212% 300 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,105,495 SSDs tested.


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Gaming 58%
Desktop 83%
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Workstation 68%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $886

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

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Added 23 months ago.


18 months ago.

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


4 months ago.

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

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