Average Bench: 85.6% (380th of 1058)

Based on 23,942 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 3D 250GB averaged just 14.3% 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 232MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 38.9MB/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 180MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 240MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,942 samples)
Min Avg Max
337 Read 451 512
170 Write 338 480
137 Mixed 240 340
88.3 SusWrite 180 222
67.3% 302 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.5 4K Read 31.8 40.7
35.6 4K Write 79.5 118
20.6 4K Mixed 38.9 52.2
140% 50.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
185 DQ Read 343 380
107 DQ Write 260 328
99.6 DQ Mixed 232 281
193% 278 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 148 185 132 133 111 MB/s
Read 456
Write 360
Mixed 246
SusWrite 150
68% 303 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 70.8
4K Mixed 40.9
139% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 230
197% 293 MB/s
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 186 189 174 180 178 MB/s
Read 426
Write 293
Mixed 187
SusWrite 181
60% 272 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 42.6
4K Mixed 22.1
80% 27.9 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 206
171% 248 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 57,593,158 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $80 @ launch in Jul '17
AmazonUS $7329 secs
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Typical Blue 3D 250GB Builds (Compare 119,596 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $922

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 Comments

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

Build beyond survival...

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


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