Average Bench: 87.8% (320th of 1030)

Based on 12,992 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 3D 250GB averaged just 12.2% 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 41.9%. 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 250MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,992 samples)
Min Avg Max
345 Read 462 514
190 Write 361 485
167 Mixed 250 344
105 SusWrite 186 225
70.1% 315 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.6 4K Read 32.8 41
39.4 4K Write 81.3 118
23.3 4K Mixed 40.2 52.7
144% 51.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
170 DQ Read 341 381
108 DQ Write 261 328
85 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%
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 230 159 168 117 116 130 MB/s
Read 397
Write 450
Mixed 209
SusWrite 153
68% 302 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 84.5
4K Mixed 47.6
161% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 247
205% 298 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,808,464 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Jul '17
AmazonUS $451 min
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Typical Blue 3D 250GB Builds (Compare 35,349 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $129

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $927

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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

13 months ago.

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


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