Average Bench: 86.6% (318th of 1011)

Based on 8,949 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 13.4% 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 210MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB is 44.2%. 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 256MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 268MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 8,949 samples)
Min Avg Max
343 Read 449 501
287 Write 391 479
180 Mixed 268 351
106 SusWrite 256 321
76.3% 341 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 4K Read 28.7 38.2
35.1 4K Write 75.3 118
21.8 4K Mixed 36.3 50.2
130% 46.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.6 DQ Read 315 372
108 DQ Write 263 307
43.7 DQ Mixed 210 252
179% 263 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
273GB free
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 392 309 303 297 299 298 MB/s
Read 500
Write 481
Mixed 358
SusWrite 316
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 83.1
4K Mixed 45.3
155% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 251
210% 304 MB/s
241GB free
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 281 306 297 296 295 MB/s
Read 439
Write 364
Mixed 240
SusWrite 292
75% 334 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 74.9
4K Mixed 38.9
129% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 232
202% 301 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 238 234 200 85 140 87 MB/s
Read 476
Write 406
Mixed 247
SusWrite 164
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 88.1
4K Mixed 47.4
156% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 192
149% 204 MB/s
39GB free
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 247 71 90 44 51 MB/s
Read 432
Write 351
Mixed 258
SusWrite 137
66% 295 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 68.4
4K Mixed 28
115% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 202
186% 288 MB/s
356GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 252 300 276 272 291 294 MB/s
Read 423
Write 401
Mixed 200
SusWrite 281
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 15
4K Write 39.8
4K Mixed 23.1
73% 26 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 203
177% 266 MB/s
226GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 251 234 236 153 179 200 MB/s
Read 439
Write 362
Mixed 216
SusWrite 209
68% 307 MB/s
4K Read 17
4K Write 32.1
4K Mixed 25
75% 24.7 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 223
196% 293 MB/s
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 152 167 66 100 76 MB/s
Read 436
Write 257
Mixed 156
SusWrite 123
54% 243 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 32.2
4K Mixed 23.8
75% 24.7 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 166
140% 208 MB/s
8,949 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,873,251 SSDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $595 hrs
EbayUS $7017 mins
OutletPCUS $9013 hrs
BHPhotoUS $14416 months
Send price feedback
Typical Blue 500GB Builds (Compare 30,741 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $657

Popular Blue 500GB compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your SSD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 2019 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

1011 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different SSDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
Intel Core i5-9600K $219Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $269Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $102
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $198AMD RX 5700 XT $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $695SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback