Average Bench: 86% (398th of 1080)

Based on 23,658 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 3D 250GB averaged just 13.9% 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 234MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 38.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 250GB is 42.7%. 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 181MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 243MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 23,658 samples)
Min Avg Max
337 Read 456 512
169 Write 340 481
154 Mixed 243 339
88.1 SusWrite 181 223
68% 305 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 4K Read 32.1 40.7
36.6 4K Write 79.2 117
20.7 4K Mixed 38.8 52.1
140% 50 MB/s
Min Avg Max
211 DQ Read 345 380
119 DQ Write 261 328
125 DQ Mixed 234 282
194% 280 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 197 196 201 195 195 MB/s
Read 503
Write 453
Mixed 163
SusWrite 199
73% 330 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 84.1
4K Mixed 43.7
156% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 276
223% 317 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 201 203 203 204 202 MB/s
Read 495
Write 478
Mixed 298
SusWrite 207
83% 369 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 75.9
4K Mixed 42.7
148% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 202
181% 277 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 200 203 203 204 206 MB/s
Read 433
Write 295
Mixed 258
SusWrite 205
66% 298 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 77.1
4K Mixed 42.6
146% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 270
214% 301 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 209 205 205 206 208 MB/s
Read 490
Write 290
Mixed 308
SusWrite 222
73% 328 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 63.4
4K Mixed 38.4
132% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 205
172% 255 MB/s
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 203 202 200 201 201 MB/s
Read 398
Write 268
Mixed 200
SusWrite 202
60% 267 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 38.6
4K Mixed 22.9
88% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 127
DQ Mixed 137
117% 177 MB/s
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excellent drive for 64 bucks I scored 4th overall on WD Blue SSD


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

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