Average Bench: 85.4% (325th of 1003)

Based on 8,900 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 3D 250GB averaged just 14.5% 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 230MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 38.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 250GB is 44.7%. 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 187MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 238MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,900 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 456 510
183 Write 343 478
145 Mixed 238 335
92.4 SusWrite 187 216
68.2% 306 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.9 4K Read 31.4 40.5
40.3 4K Write 78.9 117
20.9 4K Mixed 38.6 52.1
139% 49.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37 DQ Read 329 381
98.3 DQ Write 259 326
51.5 DQ Mixed 230 279
189% 272 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 197 197 199 199 196 MB/s
Read 490
Write 300
Mixed 234
SusWrite 198
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 49.3
176% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 243
204% 298 MB/s
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 119 124 86 131 66 MB/s
Read 491
Write 324
Mixed 247
SusWrite 114
65% 294 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 97.8
4K Mixed 36.1
153% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 262
219% 318 MB/s
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 196 205 204 200 201 MB/s
Read 495
Write 315
Mixed 216
SusWrite 202
68% 307 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 63.9
4K Mixed 38.6
119% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 232
201% 299 MB/s
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 253 212 210 209 208 205 MB/s
Read 470
Write 438
Mixed 314
SusWrite 216
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 47
4K Mixed 31.7
107% 35.3 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 275
220% 310 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,834,531 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Jul '17
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Typical Blue 3D 250GB Builds (Compare 23,509 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $886

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 Comments

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

Build beyond survival...

Added 19 months ago.

Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 days ago.

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


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