Average Bench: 84.8% (392nd of 1058)

Based on 15,189 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 15.2% 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 206MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB is 47.9%. 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 245MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 267MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,189 samples)
Min Avg Max
348 Read 444 502
262 Write 381 480
184 Mixed 267 352
101 SusWrite 245 322
74.7% 334 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 4K Read 28.3 38.4
34.1 4K Write 72.8 115
20.5 4K Mixed 36.4 49.9
128% 45.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
93.5 DQ Read 310 373
95.5 DQ Write 250 305
66.6 DQ Mixed 206 252
174% 255 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
407GB free
Firmware: X41000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 303 302 304 303 303 MB/s
Read 458
Write 466
Mixed 325
SusWrite 318
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 46
170% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 222
194% 289 MB/s
374GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 306 301 298 305 301 MB/s
Read 482
Write 467
Mixed 312
SusWrite 306
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 94.4
4K Mixed 42.8
159% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 214
189% 284 MB/s
277GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 255 265 251 240 241 238 MB/s
Read 484
Write 338
Mixed 204
SusWrite 248
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 39.5
142% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 225
183% 264 MB/s
394GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 306 294 288 283 283 279 MB/s
Read 362
Write 322
Mixed 299
SusWrite 289
72% 318 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 93.9
4K Mixed 32.9
126% 49.8 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 218
194% 294 MB/s
293GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 274 306 307 307 302 MB/s
Read 394
Write 329
Mixed 237
SusWrite 302
71% 315 MB/s
4K Read 17.6
4K Write 37.3
4K Mixed 27.2
81% 27.4 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 226
194% 288 MB/s
135GB free
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 288 305 308 306 288 277 MB/s
Read 472
Write 385
Mixed 242
SusWrite 295
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 43.5
4K Mixed 27.7
89% 30.5 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 194
148% 199 MB/s
360GB free
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 313 305 306 290 302 297 MB/s
Read 462
Write 353
Mixed 245
SusWrite 302
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 50.6
4K Mixed 24.3
86% 31.2 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 192
147% 199 MB/s
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