Average Bench: 73.1% (287th of 873)

Based on 106 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS70, WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS, WDC WDS5 00G2B0B-00YS70

Good average bench

The WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB averaged 26.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 484MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB is 29.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 34.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 17.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 106 samples)
Min Avg Max
396 Read 484 509
240 Write 300 351
232 Mixed 291 353
79.1% 358 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.1 4K Read 28.9 39.8
23.3 4K Write 54.5 82.3
9.21 4K Mixed 17.2 23.9
94.6% 33.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.6 DQ Read 190 360
35.8 DQ Write 155 228
6.85 DQ Mixed 34.1 51.8
63.3% 127 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
258GB free
Firmware: X61130WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 260
Mixed 225
72% 331 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 85.6
4K Mixed 23
135% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 48.4
97% 201 MB/s
282GB free
Firmware: X61130WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 317
Mixed 320
84% 382 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 69.6
4K Mixed 17
115% 41.3 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 13.8
74% 171 MB/s
443GB free
Firmware: X61130WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 398
Write 342
Mixed 290
76% 344 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 58.8
4K Mixed 21.6
110% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 10.3
45% 103 MB/s
428GB free
Firmware: X61130WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 492
Write 318
Mixed 266
79% 359 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 74.9
4K Mixed 11
102% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 27.2
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 10.1
41% 85.1 MB/s
311GB free
Firmware: X61130WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 498
Write 306
Mixed 304
82% 369 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 70.8
4K Mixed 17.1
108% 40 MB/s
DQ Read 37.7
DQ Write 76.7
DQ Mixed 50.5
40% 55 MB/s
213GB free
Firmware: X61130WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 503
Write 195
Mixed 289
72% 329 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 42.8
4K Mixed 22.6
92% 30.7 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 47.7
92% 188 MB/s
256GB free
Firmware: X61130WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 488
Write 302
Mixed 283
79% 358 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 72.9
4K Mixed 11.5
85% 35 MB/s
DQ Read 21
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 8.06
33% 69 MB/s
361GB free
Firmware: X61130WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 498
Write 288
Mixed 260
77% 349 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 41.6
4K Mixed 12.4
82% 27.7 MB/s
DQ Read 29.9
DQ Write 137
DQ Mixed 9.73
29% 58.8 MB/s
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Gaming 69%
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Desktop
Desktop 70%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming 3-CF - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $916

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