Average Bench: 87.7% (330th of 1040)

Based on 13,105 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 3D 250GB averaged just 12.3% 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 235MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 250GB is 42.6%. 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 186MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 238MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,105 samples)
Min Avg Max
359 Read 465 513
180 Write 347 482
151 Mixed 238 338
99.8 SusWrite 186 224
68.8% 309 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 32.3 41.2
39.2 4K Write 81.4 117
23.2 4K Mixed 40.2 52.2
144% 51.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
213 DQ Read 344 380
111 DQ Write 259 324
84.9 DQ Mixed 235 281
194% 279 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
37GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 310 215 198 170 160 197 MB/s
Read 517
Write 493
Mixed 338
SusWrite 208
87% 389 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 52.9
190% 69.2 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 283
231% 330 MB/s
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 197 196 204 205 204 MB/s
Read 511
Write 363
Mixed 257
SusWrite 203
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 51.1
183% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 240
201% 293 MB/s
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 197 191 200 196 201 MB/s
Read 503
Write 320
Mixed 221
SusWrite 199
69% 311 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 46.4
181% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 242
208% 307 MB/s
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 201 198 204 205 204 MB/s
Read 499
Write 340
Mixed 254
SusWrite 206
72% 325 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 80
4K Mixed 44.8
153% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 264
210% 297 MB/s
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 154 144 150 157 170 MB/s
Read 517
Write 351
Mixed 276
SusWrite 156
72% 325 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 59
4K Mixed 39.8
144% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 247
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 210
150% 194 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,684,486 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Jul '17
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Desktop 87%
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Workstation 99%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $991

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 Comments

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

Build beyond survival...

Added 2 years ago.

Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

16 months ago.

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


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