Average Bench: 86.3% (365th of 1053)

Based on 14,508 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 214MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB is 42.4%. 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 248MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 269MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,508 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 451 503
278 Write 388 477
190 Mixed 269 349
101 SusWrite 248 320
75.8% 339 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 28.7 38.8
36.1 4K Write 74.4 117
22.5 4K Mixed 36.7 50.2
130% 46.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
208 DQ Read 325 376
115 DQ Write 261 305
128 DQ Mixed 214 252
182% 267 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
309GB free
Firmware: X41000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 308 304 286 288 282 MB/s
Read 498
Write 482
Mixed 346
SusWrite 314
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 95.6
4K Mixed 48.3
169% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 251
207% 298 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 261 209 285 293 287 122 MB/s
Read 453
Write 429
Mixed 268
SusWrite 243
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 35.5
159% 62.9 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 226
191% 280 MB/s
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 232 203 168 66 171 60 MB/s
Read 453
Write 322
Mixed 194
SusWrite 150
62% 280 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 85.9
4K Mixed 45
155% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 169
DQ Mixed 182
140% 190 MB/s
339GB free
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 265 275 270 267 269 MB/s
Read 369
Write 472
Mixed 349
SusWrite 286
83% 369 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 61.2
4K Mixed 31.8
109% 38.9 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 202
170% 245 MB/s
464GB free
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 294 277 272 277 276 MB/s
Read 457
Write 417
Mixed 334
SusWrite 301
85% 377 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 44.1
4K Mixed 30.3
101% 33.3 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 192
147% 199 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 224 125 97 84 66 MB/s
Read 438
Write 337
Mixed 186
SusWrite 131
61% 273 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 33.2
4K Mixed 25.7
81% 26.3 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 238
202% 297 MB/s
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Typical Blue 500GB Builds (Compare 72,752 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,011

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