Average Bench: 99.3% (226th of 1040)

Based on 16,623 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 245MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB is 45.4%. 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 287MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 347MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,623 samples)
Min Avg Max
368 Read 472 514
281 Write 410 483
185 Mixed 287 392
158 SusWrite 347 412
85% 379 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21 4K Read 32.7 41
41.3 4K Write 83.3 119
24.2 4K Mixed 41.4 54
147% 52.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
220 DQ Read 337 381
156 DQ Write 287 335
146 DQ Mixed 245 286
202% 290 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
353GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 387 388 394 390 389 MB/s
Read 498
Write 477
Mixed 393
SusWrite 396
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 54
190% 68.8 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 283
231% 329 MB/s
355GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 407 405 409 399 410 MB/s
Read 512
Write 474
Mixed 320
SusWrite 405
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 89
4K Mixed 46.6
164% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 284
231% 328 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 420 418 413 410 427 MB/s
Read 502
Write 466
Mixed 281
SusWrite 418
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 87.3
4K Mixed 50.2
154% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 262
205% 283 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 405 405 406 408 318 MB/s
Read 504
Write 338
Mixed 314
SusWrite 390
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 46.6
165% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 188
145% 197 MB/s
307GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 255 373 387 399 387 396 MB/s
Read 414
Write 266
Mixed 218
SusWrite 366
71% 316 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 45.2
4K Mixed 28
92% 31.6 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 266
203% 277 MB/s
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Typical Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 66,033 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $987

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