Average Bench: 86.8% (273rd of 980)

Based on 4,874 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 3D 250GB averaged just 13.1% 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 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 42.5%. 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 244MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,874 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 462 512
199 Write 358 482
166 Mixed 244 336
119 SusWrite 192 221
70% 314 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 4K Read 31.4 40.7
37.1 4K Write 79.5 120
21.2 4K Mixed 38.8 52.4
139% 49.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
162 DQ Read 343 381
132 DQ Write 268 331
72.1 DQ Mixed 234 281
194% 281 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 203 196 204 191 194 MB/s
Read 507
Write 478
Mixed 240
SusWrite 201
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 47.1
178% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 227
192% 284 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 195 195 194 193 193 MB/s
Read 486
Write 239
Mixed 226
SusWrite 206
64% 289 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 97
4K Mixed 49
170% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 263
209% 295 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 194 199 201 201 197 MB/s
Read 434
Write 247
Mixed 275
SusWrite 200
64% 289 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 49
174% 62.6 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 272
218% 307 MB/s
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 287 199 196 195 198 196 MB/s
Read 494
Write 473
Mixed 329
SusWrite 212
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 44.4
160% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 286
231% 328 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 251 199 200 200 200 199 MB/s
Read 432
Write 401
Mixed 271
SusWrite 208
73% 328 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 70.4
4K Mixed 39.3
135% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 241
185% 253 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,409,630 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Jul '17
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Typical Blue 3D 250GB Builds (Compare 16,120 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 73%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 82%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $109

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $884

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 Comments

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

Build beyond survival...

Added 13 months ago.

Excellent

8 months ago.

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


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