Average Bench: 369% (16th of 1072)

Based on 15,095 user benchmarks.  Model: WDS500G1X0E-00AFY0

Outstanding average bench

The WDS500G1X0E-00AFY0 500GB averaged 268.9% 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 1,349MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 3,255MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDS500G1X0E-00AFY0 500GB is 261%. 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. Sustained Write Speed 1,372MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,095 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,846 Read 3,046 4,299
1,538 Write 3,255 4,243
1,522 Mixed 2,506 3,047
732 SusWrite 1,372 2,278
571% 2,545 MB/s
Min Avg Max
48.5 4K Read 74.2 87.3
69.2 4K Write 196 325
52.3 4K Mixed 89.3 118
330% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
815 DQ Read 1,570 2,423
230 DQ Write 1,221 2,053
423 DQ Mixed 1,349 2,213
1,022% 1,380 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
277GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 614600WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3692 1233 557 630 533 645 MB/s
Read 4,041
Write 4,023
Mixed 2,876
SusWrite 1,215
680% 3,039 MB/s
4K Read 77.1
4K Write 238
4K Mixed 101
372% 139 MB/s
DQ Read 1,700
DQ Write 1,329
DQ Mixed 1,524
1,138% 1,518 MB/s
278GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 614600WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2330 1093 625 634 705 726 MB/s
Read 4,011
Write 3,983
Mixed 2,840
SusWrite 1,019
662% 2,963 MB/s
4K Read 76
4K Write 239
4K Mixed 103
374% 139 MB/s
DQ Read 1,765
DQ Write 1,315
DQ Mixed 1,526
1,145% 1,535 MB/s
387GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 613200WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3730 2175 1397 1047 1053 1039 MB/s
Read 3,097
Write 3,865
Mixed 2,844
SusWrite 1,740
650% 2,886 MB/s
4K Read 68.4
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 86.7
296% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,757
DQ Write 1,308
DQ Mixed 1,422
1,093% 1,496 MB/s
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 613000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1786 986 924 727 581 478 MB/s
Read 2,237
Write 2,057
Mixed 1,851
SusWrite 914
395% 1,764 MB/s
4K Read 56.7
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 71.9
265% 97.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,658
DQ Write 1,050
DQ Mixed 1,428
1,045% 1,378 MB/s
430GB free
Firmware: 614600WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1079 1096 1085 1094 1098 1102 MB/s
Read 2,202
Write 1,095
Mixed 862
SusWrite 1,092
291% 1,313 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 58.7
208% 74.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,160
DQ Write 924
DQ Mixed 1,060
788% 1,048 MB/s
235GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 613000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 361 379 386 348 352 MB/s
Read 612
Write 539
Mixed 512
SusWrite 362
114% 506 MB/s
4K Read 6.7
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 6
21% 5.97 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,134,089 SSDs tested

Typical WDS500G1X0E-00AFY0 500GB Builds (Compare 19,055 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 200%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 111%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 204%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,020

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