Average Bench: 86.4% (384th of 1072)

Based on 19,345 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 13.6% 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 211MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB is 44.4%. 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 241MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 266MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,345 samples)
Min Avg Max
359 Read 450 502
265 Write 380 482
181 Mixed 266 356
95.8 SusWrite 241 323
74.8% 334 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.3 4K Read 29.1 38.1
35.5 4K Write 77.5 117
22 4K Mixed 36.8 50.3
132% 47.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
151 DQ Read 324 377
104 DQ Write 253 308
114 DQ Mixed 211 252
179% 263 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
340GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 302 262 246 259 255 259 MB/s
Read 485
Write 477
Mixed 241
SusWrite 264
82% 367 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 46.6
164% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 230
196% 287 MB/s
374GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 273 266 271 233 249 250 MB/s
Read 492
Write 477
Mixed 352
SusWrite 257
88% 394 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 81.4
4K Mixed 30.1
135% 48.8 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 230
197% 291 MB/s
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 138 69 46 35 47 MB/s
Read 488
Write 456
Mixed 334
SusWrite 98.9
77% 344 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 87.6
4K Mixed 45.8
159% 56.3 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 228
187% 266 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 196 153 113 88 98 MB/s
Read 464
Write 324
Mixed 262
SusWrite 140
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 91.7
4K Mixed 32
142% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 215
192% 292 MB/s
214GB free
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 279 261 268 236 242 232 MB/s
Read 420
Write 427
Mixed 269
SusWrite 253
77% 342 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 67.3
4K Mixed 31.2
120% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 240
200% 290 MB/s
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 223 173 118 131 170 MB/s
Read 335
Write 329
Mixed 239
SusWrite 172
60% 269 MB/s
4K Read 17.6
4K Write 42.1
4K Mixed 29.7
87% 29.8 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 210
184% 274 MB/s
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Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $114

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