Average Bench: 377% (9th of 1058)

Based on 1,478 user benchmarks.  Model: WDS500G1X0E-00AFY0

Outstanding average bench

The WDS500G1X0E-00AFY0 500GB averaged 277.1% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDS500G1X0E-00AFY0 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,261MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 3,173MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDS500G1X0E-00AFY0 500GB is 227%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDS500G1X0E-00AFY0 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 196MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 72.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,478 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,518 Read 3,058 3,781
1,453 Write 3,173 3,982
1,398 Mixed 2,466 2,908
972 SusWrite 1,563 2,411
576% 2,565 MB/s
Min Avg Max
53.5 4K Read 72.3 83.4
87.6 4K Write 196 285
66.1 4K Mixed 92.3 110
332% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
817 DQ Read 1,439 1,842
186 DQ Write 1,137 1,546
306 DQ Mixed 1,261 1,687
951% 1,279 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: 613000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3899 3882 3902 2826 765 705 MB/s
Read 3,066
Write 3,522
Mixed 2,823
SusWrite 2,663
681% 3,018 MB/s
4K Read 78.9
4K Write 258
4K Mixed 106
392% 148 MB/s
DQ Read 1,755
DQ Write 1,230
DQ Mixed 1522
1,129% 1,502 MB/s
406GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 613000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3765 3891 3832 1422 706 720 MB/s
Read 3,134
Write 3,812
Mixed 2,825
SusWrite 2,389
686% 3,040 MB/s
4K Read 80.2
4K Write 258
4K Mixed 109
397% 149 MB/s
DQ Read 1,845
DQ Write 1492
DQ Mixed 1,664
1,247% 1,667 MB/s
379GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 611100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3207 3087 1683 822 826 842 MB/s
Read 3,692
Write 3745
Mixed 2679
SusWrite 1,745
665% 2,965 MB/s
4K Read 81.7
4K Write 282
4K Mixed 109
412% 157 MB/s
DQ Read 1,863
DQ Write 1,495
DQ Mixed 1,636
1,236% 1,664 MB/s
332GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 613000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2694 2211 2078 827 885 946 MB/s
Read 3,159
Write 3,718
Mixed 2,885
SusWrite 1,607
640% 2,842 MB/s
4K Read 80
4K Write 244
4K Mixed 104
384% 143 MB/s
DQ Read 1,366
DQ Write 1,193
DQ Mixed 1,291
964% 1,283 MB/s
177GB free
Firmware: 613000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2498 1871 900 845 711 647 MB/s
Read 3,104
Write 2,467
Mixed 2,468
SusWrite 1,245
519% 2,321 MB/s
4K Read 83.1
4K Write 240
4K Mixed 107
391% 144 MB/s
DQ Read 1,597
DQ Write 1,398
DQ Mixed 1,500
1,124% 1,498 MB/s
380GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 611100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2604 850 865 842 873 671 MB/s
Read 3,190
Write 3,624
Mixed 2,459
SusWrite 1,118
583% 2,597 MB/s
4K Read 68.4
4K Write 190
4K Mixed 85.8
314% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 1,548
DQ Write 1,266
DQ Mixed 1,408
1,054% 1,407 MB/s
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 611100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 790 790 682 674 629 656 MB/s
Read 809
Write 774
Mixed 758
SusWrite 704
172% 761 MB/s
4K Read 63.7
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 86.3
293% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 887
DQ Write 818
DQ Mixed 1,392
896% 1,032 MB/s
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Typical WDS500G1X0E-00AFY0 500GB Builds (Compare 57,573 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 107%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $193

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,087

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