Average Bench: 83% (253rd of 955)

Based on 1,075 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS70, WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS, WDC WDS5 00G2B0B-00YS70

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB averaged just 16.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 123MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB is 55.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 284MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 347MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,075 samples)
Min Avg Max
376 Read 467 508
245 Write 347 470
204 Mixed 284 371
265 SusWrite 379 414
82.8% 369 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.5 4K Read 30 39.5
30 4K Write 64.7 113
10.2 4K Mixed 26 50.9
113% 40.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.4 DQ Read 239 379
44.8 DQ Write 206 332
9.67 DQ Mixed 123 287
119% 189 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 450 458 410 411 413 414 MB/s
Read 496
Write 465
Mixed 390
SusWrite 426
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 55.4
198% 73.2 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 290
237% 337 MB/s
324GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 395 404 409 409 408 MB/s
Read 517
Write 392
Mixed 210
SusWrite 402
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 55.9
190% 71.3 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 262
218% 315 MB/s
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 390 392 329 386 399 MB/s
Read 412
Write 398
Mixed 267
SusWrite 381
82% 364 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 85.4
4K Mixed 45
157% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 213
167% 226 MB/s
372GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 390 381 367 384 345 MB/s
Read 496
Write 456
Mixed 298
SusWrite 372
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 59.5
4K Mixed 33.6
120% 41 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 280
228% 325 MB/s
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 348 386 409 411 412 404 MB/s
Read 446
Write 418
Mixed 337
SusWrite 395
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 45.7
4K Mixed 28.6
99% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 271
224% 322 MB/s
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 395 388 394 403 397 MB/s
Read 346
Write 432
Mixed 186
SusWrite 396
77% 340 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 51.4
4K Mixed 32.5
108% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 280
228% 326 MB/s
348GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 380 387 400 401 399 MB/s
Read 443
Write 382
Mixed 280
SusWrite 385
84% 372 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 36.8
4K Mixed 27.3
90% 29.3 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 265
206% 282 MB/s
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,560

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