Average Bench: 71.6% (357th of 921)

Based on 484 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 28.4% 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 28.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 471MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB is 28.5%. 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 31.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 16.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 484 samples)
Min Avg Max
378 Read 471 507
240 Write 299 349
230 Mixed 287 349
77.9% 352 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.9 4K Read 28.7 37.9
25.7 4K Write 52.6 80.1
9.3 4K Mixed 16.5 23.4
92.5% 32.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.8 DQ Read 182 356
38.4 DQ Write 150 228
8.04 DQ Mixed 31.9 51.7
60.4% 121 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
362GB free
Firmware: X61130WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 495
Write 347
Mixed 350
88% 397 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 85.7
4K Mixed 22.7
122% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 11.1
85% 202 MB/s
210GB free
Firmware: X61130WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 352
Mixed 341
88% 399 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 75.2
4K Mixed 14.8
116% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 39.5
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 14.6
45% 91.1 MB/s
158GB free
Firmware: X61130WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 487
Write 286
Mixed 321
80% 365 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 42.8
4K Mixed 23.7
98% 32.1 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 49.9
100% 205 MB/s
276GB free
Firmware: X61130WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 483
Write 303
Mixed 303
80% 363 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 40.7
4K Mixed 9.16
72% 25.2 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 49.1
95% 193 MB/s
40GB free
Firmware: X61130WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 448
Write 267
Mixed 226
69% 314 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 20
4K Mixed 10.5
48% 15.5 MB/s
DQ Read 18.1
DQ Write 23
DQ Mixed 7.16
9% 16.1 MB/s
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Typical Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 8,327 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 69%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $879

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