Average Bench: 84.7% (393rd of 1058)

Based on 5,320 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 15.2% 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 214MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue SATA M.2 500GB is 49.3%. 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 237MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 266MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,320 samples)
Min Avg Max
351 Read 449 502
244 Write 381 479
186 Mixed 266 351
87.1 SusWrite 237 313
74.5% 333 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 4K Read 28.3 38.4
32.8 4K Write 73.2 117
19.7 4K Mixed 35.7 50.4
128% 45.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
220 DQ Read 326 379
118 DQ Write 257 301
141 DQ Mixed 214 252
181% 266 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 209 161 105 132 104 MB/s
Read 442
Write 342
Mixed 198
SusWrite 152
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 45
179% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 225
196% 292 MB/s
216GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 242 237 262 283 280 249 MB/s
Read 463
Write 383
Mixed 256
SusWrite 259
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 37.6
144% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 216
190% 285 MB/s
264GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 332 306 299 291 293 294 MB/s
Read 487
Write 464
Mixed 283
SusWrite 303
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 50.7
4K Mixed 33.3
110% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 229
189% 270 MB/s
272GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 303 293 289 288 280 MB/s
Read 485
Write 460
Mixed 307
SusWrite 292
87% 386 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 49.7
4K Mixed 32.8
109% 36.5 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 200
179% 270 MB/s
302GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 300 292 291 272 282 MB/s
Read 379
Write 348
Mixed 260
SusWrite 290
72% 320 MB/s
4K Read 13.8
4K Write 37.3
4K Mixed 19.7
66% 23.6 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 219
194% 293 MB/s
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 148 56 54 59 54 MB/s
Read 333
Write 308
Mixed 171
SusWrite 88.6
50% 225 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 45.1
4K Mixed 15.8
72% 26.3 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 183
161% 244 MB/s
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Typical Blue SATA M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 8,614 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,178

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