Average Bench: 87.6% (224th of 959)

Based on 3,322 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 3D 250GB averaged just 12.3% 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 230MB/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 44.7%. 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 192MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 242MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,322 samples)
Min Avg Max
343 Read 461 513
205 Write 357 483
169 Mixed 242 333
130 SusWrite 192 212
69.7% 313 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.6 4K Read 32.1 41.5
40 4K Write 83 121
20.3 4K Mixed 39.3 52.5
143% 51.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
128 DQ Read 337 381
116 DQ Write 266 329
44.2 DQ Mixed 230 280
192% 278 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 225 173 184 131 150 127 MB/s
Read 486
Write 458
Mixed 212
SusWrite 165
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 60.9
4K Mixed 37.1
125% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 252
211% 307 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 191 187 185 182 184 MB/s
Read 432
Write 338
Mixed 228
SusWrite 181
66% 295 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 69.8
4K Mixed 32.7
128% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 224
171% 232 MB/s
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 191 188 131 139 101 MB/s
Read 350
Write 325
Mixed 220
SusWrite 156
59% 263 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 88.7
4K Mixed 33.7
147% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 191
151% 210 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 156 139 146 135 122 MB/s
Read 320
Write 223
Mixed 154
SusWrite 146
47% 211 MB/s
4K Read 14.3
4K Write 68.1
4K Mixed 22.3
86% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 141
125% 188 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,117,614 SSDs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Blue 3D 250GB Builds (Compare 11,057 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 74%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $104

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $918

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 Comments

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

Build beyond survival...

Added 10 months ago.

Excellent

5 months ago.

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


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