Average Bench: 86.2% (324th of 1012)

Based on 9,399 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G1B0A-00H9H0, WDC WDS5 00G1B0A-00H9H0, WDC WDS500G1B0A-00H9, WD WDS500G1B0A-00H9

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 500GB averaged just 13.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Blue 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 207MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 37.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB is 45.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 243MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 265MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,399 samples)
Min Avg Max
352 Read 449 501
278 Write 388 477
179 Mixed 265 348
95.8 SusWrite 243 319
75.2% 336 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.7 4K Read 28.9 38.5
37.2 4K Write 76.8 120
22.9 4K Mixed 37.2 51.7
132% 47.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
137 DQ Read 310 377
105 DQ Write 253 305
51.5 DQ Mixed 207 252
175% 257 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 481 341 312 269 293 300 MB/s
Read 441
Write 423
Mixed 327
SusWrite 333
86% 381 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 52.6
191% 70.7 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 252
204% 289 MB/s
183GB free
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 288 303 286 281 284 MB/s
Read 503
Write 356
Mixed 257
SusWrite 294
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 53.2
188% 71.1 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 36.3
105% 226 MB/s
265GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 264 264 265 260 263 MB/s
Read 455
Write 445
Mixed 293
SusWrite 270
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 87.3
4K Mixed 39.6
146% 53.1 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 244
203% 292 MB/s
237GB free
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 284 305 300 300 275 MB/s
Read 487
Write 362
Mixed 320
SusWrite 300
82% 367 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 60.4
4K Mixed 34.6
124% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 200
186% 289 MB/s
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 179 188 37 52 52 MB/s
Read 500
Write 482
Mixed 369
SusWrite 143
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 84.1
4K Mixed 44.3
154% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 247
204% 292 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 280 236 265 267 284 283 MB/s
Read 486
Write 467
Mixed 226
SusWrite 269
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 61.1
4K Mixed 38.1
128% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 240
197% 283 MB/s
326GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 273 268 267 266 266 265 MB/s
Read 467
Write 436
Mixed 218
SusWrite 268
78% 347 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 52.4
4K Mixed 33.5
111% 37.5 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 202
185% 286 MB/s
15GB free
Firmware: X41000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 176 62 41 55 69 MB/s
Read 421
Write 110
Mixed 204
SusWrite 90.2
45% 206 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 84.5
4K Mixed 38.3
145% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 147
136% 216 MB/s
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Desktop 64%
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Workstation 55%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

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