Average Bench: 86.1% (263rd of 964)

Based on 3,683 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 3D 250GB averaged just 13.8% 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 224MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 38.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 250GB is 42%. 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 190MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 241MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,683 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 460 511
211 Write 357 480
161 Mixed 241 336
118 SusWrite 190 215
69.5% 312 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 31.4 40.9
38.7 4K Write 80 121
22.5 4K Mixed 38.5 52.3
139% 50 MB/s
Min Avg Max
83.1 DQ Read 329 381
111 DQ Write 264 329
45.9 DQ Mixed 224 279
187% 272 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 192 196 194 195 196 MB/s
Read 490
Write 464
Mixed 341
SusWrite 212
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 49.4
4K Mixed 33.3
111% 36.8 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 276
228% 328 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,691,821 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Jul '17
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Typical Blue 3D 250GB Builds (Compare 12,204 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $862

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 Comments

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

Build beyond survival...

Added 11 months ago.

Excellent

6 months ago.

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


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