Average Bench: 87.2% (286th of 1000)

Based on 7,162 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 3D 250GB averaged just 12.8% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 228MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 250GB is 43.3%. 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 190MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 244MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 7,162 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 458 511
209 Write 354 480
167 Mixed 244 338
120 SusWrite 190 218
69.5% 312 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21 4K Read 32.4 40.8
41.3 4K Write 82.1 122
23 4K Mixed 39.8 52.9
143% 51.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.9 DQ Read 325 380
89.9 DQ Write 260 326
46.4 DQ Mixed 228 280
188% 271 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
117GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 342 206 205 206 203 204 MB/s
Read 459
Write 431
Mixed 321
SusWrite 228
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 41.3
4K Mixed 34.7
106% 34.1 MB/s
DQ Read 68.5
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 131
117% 169 MB/s
117GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 318 194 206 202 203 202 MB/s
Read 459
Write 435
Mixed 313
SusWrite 221
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 40.8
4K Mixed 29
98% 32 MB/s
DQ Read 80.6
DQ Write 149
DQ Mixed 108
84% 113 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,375,159 SSDs tested.


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Typical Blue 3D 250GB Builds (Compare 21,389 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 73%
Desktop 90%
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Workstation 81%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $813

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

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

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