Average Bench: 88.2% (300th of 1016)

Based on 10,695 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS250G2B0A-00SM

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 3D 250GB averaged just 11.8% 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 40.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 250GB is 44.9%. 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 188MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 250MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,695 samples)
Min Avg Max
355 Read 462 513
210 Write 366 483
163 Mixed 250 344
104 SusWrite 188 224
70.5% 316 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 32.6 40.8
38.7 4K Write 83.4 119
23 4K Mixed 40.5 52.7
146% 52.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
86.8 DQ Read 335 381
119 DQ Write 264 329
71.4 DQ Mixed 234 282
193% 278 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 236 199 204 206 209 207 MB/s
Read 516
Write 376
Mixed 260
SusWrite 210
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 55.6
203% 74.9 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 275
221% 313 MB/s
226GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 198 187 187 186 188 MB/s
Read 501
Write 432
Mixed 334
SusWrite 222
83% 372 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 93
4K Mixed 48.2
168% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 259
206% 288 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 175 170 195 214 213 MB/s
Read 438
Write 432
Mixed 275
SusWrite 201
75% 337 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 41.8
4K Mixed 29.5
97% 32 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 243
200% 287 MB/s
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 191 191 199 207 209 MB/s
Read 447
Write 307
Mixed 180
SusWrite 199
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 46.1
4K Mixed 26.5
90% 31.2 MB/s
DQ Read 7.9
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 3.4
45% 98.4 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,628,000 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Jul '17
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Typical Blue 3D 250GB Builds (Compare 30,600 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $105

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $845

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 Comments

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

Build beyond survival...

Added 2 years ago.

Excellent

21 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


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