Average Bench: 86% (389th of 1071)

Based on 23,658 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 3D 250GB averaged just 13.9% 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 42.7%. 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 181MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 243MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,658 samples)
Min Avg Max
337 Read 456 512
169 Write 340 481
154 Mixed 243 339
88.1 SusWrite 181 223
68% 305 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 4K Read 32.1 40.7
36.6 4K Write 79.2 117
20.7 4K Mixed 38.8 52.1
140% 50 MB/s
Min Avg Max
211 DQ Read 345 380
119 DQ Write 261 328
125 DQ Mixed 234 282
194% 280 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
89GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 259 203 205 200 201 200 MB/s
Read 497
Write 470
Mixed 220
SusWrite 211
78% 350 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 41.1
153% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 278
213% 289 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 208 143 92 116 91 MB/s
Read 488
Write 446
Mixed 273
SusWrite 139
75% 336 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 81
4K Mixed 42.8
153% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 266
218% 313 MB/s
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 142 135 133 144 99 MB/s
Read 492
Write 387
Mixed 222
SusWrite 138
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 89
4K Mixed 39.6
152% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 203
158% 218 MB/s
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 200 198 197 200 201 MB/s
Read 462
Write 376
Mixed 179
SusWrite 202
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 47.6
4K Mixed 30.7
103% 34.5 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 231
195% 287 MB/s
99GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 197 197 198 200 201 MB/s
Read 423
Write 331
Mixed 232
SusWrite 205
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 38.5
4K Mixed 15.3
71% 24.8 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 279
230% 329 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 63,161,146 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $80 @ launch in Jul '17
AmazonUS $1009 mins
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Typical Blue 3D 250GB Builds (Compare 18,005 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 78%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $655

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 Comments

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

Build beyond survival...

Added 5 years ago.

Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


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