Average Bench: 85.2% (355th of 1026)

Based on 11,239 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 14.8% 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 214MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB is 45%. 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 249MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 274MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,239 samples)
Min Avg Max
352 Read 449 501
288 Write 388 481
195 Mixed 274 356
101 SusWrite 249 323
76.1% 340 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 4K Read 28.3 37.9
33.4 4K Write 71.4 112
20.6 4K Mixed 35.6 49.1
126% 45.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
202 DQ Read 324 377
101 DQ Write 257 307
110 DQ Mixed 214 252
181% 265 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
157GB free
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 308 303 295 289 292 MB/s
Read 503
Write 485
Mixed 363
SusWrite 285
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 51.6
184% 67.3 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 252
211% 306 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 318 303 303 304 304 304 MB/s
Read 495
Write 472
Mixed 282
SusWrite 306
87% 389 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 51.4
175% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 194
179% 276 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 221 210 141 183 132 MB/s
Read 503
Write 448
Mixed 311
SusWrite 191
81% 363 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 45.7
185% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 241
208% 310 MB/s
195GB free
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 430 310 308 296 293 288 MB/s
Read 462
Write 446
Mixed 336
SusWrite 321
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 80.1
4K Mixed 37.6
133% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 252
205% 291 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 316 310 295 292 298 MB/s
Read 484
Write 356
Mixed 351
SusWrite 305
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 66
4K Mixed 31.9
122% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 231
195% 283 MB/s
202GB free
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 309 304 290 290 294 MB/s
Read 468
Write 456
Mixed 352
SusWrite 318
90% 398 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 48
4K Mixed 31.7
106% 35.3 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 252
208% 298 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 114 117 64 34 48 MB/s
Read 447
Write 280
Mixed 149
SusWrite 84.6
53% 240 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 36.3
159% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 173
154% 236 MB/s
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

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