Average Bench: 87.5% (278th of 992)

Based on 6,483 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 3D 250GB averaged just 12.5% 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 39.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 250GB is 42.2%. 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 245MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 6,483 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 462 513
205 Write 359 484
162 Mixed 245 337
124 SusWrite 192 218
70% 314 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 4K Read 32 41
42.3 4K Write 81.5 122
22.4 4K Mixed 39.5 52.1
142% 51 MB/s
Min Avg Max
39.7 DQ Read 336 380
105 DQ Write 267 326
47 DQ Mixed 234 280
194% 279 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 192 190 188 186 188 MB/s
Read 507
Write 475
Mixed 275
SusWrite 197
81% 364 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 45.7
171% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 279
222% 311 MB/s
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 193 199 203 200 204 MB/s
Read 490
Write 328
Mixed 212
SusWrite 204
68% 309 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 34.4
147% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 220
193% 289 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 201 197 204 202 205 MB/s
Read 432
Write 148
Mixed 184
SusWrite 201
53% 241 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 31.2
4K Mixed 22.5
74% 24.3 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 262
209% 294 MB/s
6,483 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,031,166 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Jul '17
EbayUS $4519 mins
OutletPCUS $503 hrs
AmazonUS $5010 mins
NeweggUS $505 hrs
Send price feedback
Typical Blue 3D 250GB Builds (Compare 19,106 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $107

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $857

Popular Blue 3D 250GB compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your SSD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2019 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

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

Build beyond survival...

Added 15 months ago.

Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Your
opinion?
992 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different SSDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $75
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $122Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $105SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $716SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $110SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback