Average Bench: 87.4% (310th of 1016)

Based on 10,451 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 12.6% 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 209MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 37.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB is 45.2%. 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 252MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 275MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,451 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 454 503
286 Write 394 483
190 Mixed 275 352
99.5 SusWrite 252 322
76.9% 344 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 29.2 39.4
34.7 4K Write 77.5 121
22 4K Mixed 37.1 51.6
133% 47.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
144 DQ Read 317 375
113 DQ Write 259 305
49.5 DQ Mixed 209 253
178% 262 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 476 332 311 305 303 305 MB/s
Read 501
Write 484
Mixed 359
SusWrite 338
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 50.7
180% 65.5 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 252
212% 310 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 238 186 37 60 69 53 MB/s
Read 506
Write 481
Mixed 351
SusWrite 107
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 53
191% 70.4 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 250
207% 298 MB/s
81GB free
Firmware: X41000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 273 292 289 288 294 MB/s
Read 344
Write 333
Mixed 243
SusWrite 290
68% 303 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 49.7
153% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 239
202% 297 MB/s
263GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 305 296 294 292 296 MB/s
Read 481
Write 440
Mixed 250
SusWrite 299
82% 368 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 86.4
4K Mixed 43.6
144% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 191
146% 199 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 186 41 43 37 61 MB/s
Read 442
Write 428
Mixed 260
SusWrite 102
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 45
170% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 246
202% 289 MB/s
440GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 316 308 293 296 293 296 MB/s
Read 483
Write 448
Mixed 245
SusWrite 300
83% 369 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 57.9
4K Mixed 32.2
116% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 185
177% 278 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 140 135 134 138 136 MB/s
Read 372
Write 299
Mixed 248
SusWrite 138
59% 264 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 39
4K Mixed 26
82% 27.9 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 220
189% 281 MB/s
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Desktop 64%
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Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

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