Average Bench: 201% (84th of 1058)

Based on 1,653 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0C

Outstanding average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0C 500GB averaged 101.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC WDS500G2B0C 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 853MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,064MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0C 500GB is 99.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC WDS500G2B0C 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 474MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 47.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,653 samples)
Min Avg Max
751 Read 1,446 1,595
651 Write 1,480 1,717
636 Mixed 1,170 1,338
349 SusWrite 474 514
256% 1,142 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.9 4K Read 47.3 54.9
76.5 4K Write 150 219
46 4K Mixed 67.8 82.6
238% 88.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
531 DQ Read 1,064 1,262
321 DQ Write 781 1,174
429 DQ Mixed 853 991
656% 899 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
420GB free
Firmware: 211210WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 931 437 430 426 427 428 MB/s
Read 1,542
Write 1,735
Mixed 1,286
SusWrite 513
285% 1,269 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 253
4K Mixed 64
279% 120 MB/s
DQ Read 1,247
DQ Write 1,504
DQ Mixed 982
849% 1,244 MB/s
248GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 929 428 388 371 386 385 MB/s
Read 1,596
Write 1,609
Mixed 1,265
SusWrite 481
277% 1,238 MB/s
4K Read 55.6
4K Write 213
4K Mixed 81.7
302% 117 MB/s
DQ Read 1,262
DQ Write 1,005
DQ Mixed 968
769% 1078 MB/s
378GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 494 431 363 428 428 MB/s
Read 1,580
Write 1,714
Mixed 1,339
SusWrite 423
283% 1,264 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 69.9
242% 90 MB/s
DQ Read 1,244
DQ Write 987
DQ Mixed 992
776% 1,074 MB/s
244GB free
Firmware: 211210WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 926 426 430 431 430 429 MB/s
Read 1,549
Write 1,728
Mixed 1,307
SusWrite 512
286% 1,274 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 67.4
236% 88.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,180
DQ Write 831
DQ Mixed 975
736% 995 MB/s
369GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 781 418 419 426 424 425 MB/s
Read 1,554
Write 1,617
Mixed 1,235
SusWrite 482
274% 1222 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 67.3
233% 86.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,191
DQ Write 894
DQ Mixed 982
751% 1,023 MB/s
309GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 925 429 430 430 433 433 MB/s
Read 1,568
Write 1,630
Mixed 1,258
SusWrite 513
278% 1,242 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 67.6
229% 82.6 MB/s
DQ Read 944
DQ Write 622
DQ Mixed 792
588% 786 MB/s
315GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 704 468 429 428 430 427 MB/s
Read 1,575
Write 1,598
Mixed 1,235
SusWrite 481
274% 1,222 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 64.7
217% 77.5 MB/s
DQ Read 847
DQ Write 506
DQ Mixed 722
526% 692 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 51,170,732 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS500G2B0C 500GB Builds (Compare 6,925 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING II

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $758

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