Average Bench: 85.4% (352nd of 1026)

Based on 5,020 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G1B0B-00AS40, WDC WDS500G1B0B-00AS, WD WDS500G1B0B-00AS

Very good average bench

The WD Blue SATA M.2 500GB averaged just 14.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Blue SATA M.2 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 218MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue SATA M.2 500GB is 38.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue SATA M.2 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 246MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 268MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,020 samples)
Min Avg Max
372 Read 453 499
243 Write 387 473
199 Mixed 268 344
101 SusWrite 246 313
75.7% 338 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 4K Read 28.2 38.1
38 4K Write 71 116
22.2 4K Mixed 35.7 49.1
126% 45 MB/s
Min Avg Max
220 DQ Read 330 374
154 DQ Write 267 303
140 DQ Mixed 218 251
185% 272 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
383GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 309 302 295 289 292 287 MB/s
Read 471
Write 445
Mixed 321
SusWrite 296
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 57.6
4K Mixed 34.9
119% 40.4 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 246
208% 306 MB/s
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 352 310 301 289 288 286 MB/s
Read 466
Write 433
Mixed 338
SusWrite 304
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 45.5
4K Mixed 31.2
102% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 225
178% 249 MB/s
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 349 305 302 297 298 297 MB/s
Read 460
Write 425
Mixed 330
SusWrite 308
85% 381 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 44
4K Mixed 31.2
100% 33.2 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 227
180% 249 MB/s
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Typical Blue SATA M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 24,890 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,248

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