Average Bench: 376% (8th of 1058)

Based on 4,244 user benchmarks.  Model: WDS500G1X0E-00AFY0

Outstanding average bench

The WDS500G1X0E-00AFY0 500GB averaged 276.3% 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 1,273MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 3,199MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDS500G1X0E-00AFY0 500GB is 177%. 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 203MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 73.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,244 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,830 Read 3,008 3,790
1,652 Write 3,199 3,984
1,546 Mixed 2,494 2,911
934 SusWrite 1,532 2,253
575% 2,558 MB/s
Min Avg Max
54.2 4K Read 73.3 83.2
112 4K Write 203 282
67.1 4K Mixed 93.5 109
338% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
976 DQ Read 1,496 1,846
448 DQ Write 1,129 1,444
556 DQ Mixed 1,273 1,608
962% 1,299 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
416GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 614600WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4187 4240 1655 784 942 895 MB/s
Read 4,641
Write 4,209
Mixed 3,055
SusWrite 2,117
784% 3,505 MB/s
4K Read 80.9
4K Write 234
4K Mixed 103
379% 139 MB/s
DQ Read 1,596
DQ Write 1272
DQ Mixed 1,411
1,062% 1,427 MB/s
426GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 611100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3902 3962 3186 643 821 815 MB/s
Read 3,702
Write 3,952
Mixed 2,780
SusWrite 2,221
711% 3,164 MB/s
4K Read 82.5
4K Write 282
4K Mixed 109
414% 158 MB/s
DQ Read 1,592
DQ Write 1,416
DQ Mixed 1,547
1,148% 1,518 MB/s
411GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 613000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3809 3969 3033 804 837 888 MB/s
Read 3,144
Write 3,933
Mixed 2,873
SusWrite 2,223
686% 3,044 MB/s
4K Read 79.3
4K Write 226
4K Mixed 102
371% 136 MB/s
DQ Read 1434
DQ Write 1,157
DQ Mixed 1,253
949% 1,281 MB/s
221GB free
Firmware: 611100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1761 1017 713 845 783 745 MB/s
Read 3366
Write 2,083
Mixed 2,201
SusWrite 977
480% 2,157 MB/s
4K Read 65.5
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 75.1
262% 88.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,695
DQ Write 1,430
DQ Mixed 1,532
1,156% 1,552 MB/s
387GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 613200WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3436 1008 912 868 815 816 MB/s
Read 3,103
Write 3,834
Mixed 2,850
SusWrite 1,309
624% 2,774 MB/s
4K Read 72.4
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 87.2
302% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,012
DQ Write 702
DQ Mixed 820
622% 845 MB/s
391GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 613200WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2370 2440 2427 2459 1447 791 MB/s
Read 2,136
Write 2,451
Mixed 1,744
SusWrite 1989
469% 2,080 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 64.3
216% 75.8 MB/s
DQ Read 956
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 248
257% 445 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,301,276 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS500G1X0E-00AFY0 500GB Builds (Compare 73,395 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) - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,062

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