Average Bench: 99.3% (197th of 1003)

Based on 8,743 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS70, WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS, WDC WDS5 00G2B0B-00YS70

Excellent average bench

The WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB averaged just 0.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 250MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB is 41.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 285MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 368MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,743 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 467 510
308 Write 412 483
193 Mixed 285 384
202 SusWrite 368 412
86% 383 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 4K Read 32 40.3
42.1 4K Write 81.9 120
24.6 4K Mixed 40.2 52.7
143% 51.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
217 DQ Read 334 380
187 DQ Write 290 338
148 DQ Mixed 250 288
204% 291 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
464GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 421 397 399 394 394 MB/s
Read 504
Write 473
Mixed 382
SusWrite 405
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 46.4
173% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 266
207% 283 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 398 414 350 401 412 MB/s
Read 505
Write 417
Mixed 211
SusWrite 398
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 36.8
166% 64.2 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 218
201% 310 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 377 381 365 354 346 MB/s
Read 504
Write 463
Mixed 318
SusWrite 369
93% 413 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 86.8
4K Mixed 42.6
156% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 268
210% 289 MB/s
355GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 361 389 385 376 392 392 MB/s
Read 460
Write 440
Mixed 239
SusWrite 383
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 89.8
4K Mixed 45.6
156% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 211
161% 218 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 366 325 293 205 254 229 MB/s
Read 457
Write 431
Mixed 358
SusWrite 279
86% 381 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 46.5
4K Mixed 26.3
93% 31.8 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 286
233% 331 MB/s
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Typical Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 24,144 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 122%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $119

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $1,435

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