Average Bench: 86.9% (365th of 1058)

Based on 18,859 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 232MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 250GB is 43.7%. 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 185MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 244MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,859 samples)
Min Avg Max
332 Read 459 513
197 Write 339 484
160 Mixed 244 340
95.2 SusWrite 185 223
68.3% 307 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.8 4K Read 32.2 40.8
39.9 4K Write 79.7 116
21.4 4K Mixed 39.7 52.8
142% 50.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
200 DQ Read 345 381
129 DQ Write 260 326
103 DQ Mixed 232 282
192% 279 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 190 193 165 194 192 MB/s
Read 512
Write 340
Mixed 202
SusWrite 190
69% 311 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 95.9
4K Mixed 32.8
142% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 270
215% 303 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 198 167 81 117 112 MB/s
Read 497
Write 334
Mixed 260
SusWrite 143
68% 308 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 60.7
4K Mixed 38.5
129% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 244
206% 302 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,499,898 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $80 @ launch in Jul '17
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Typical Blue 3D 250GB Builds (Compare 100,094 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,018

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 Comments

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

Build beyond survival...

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $67SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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