Average Bench: 97.5% (249th of 1058)

Based on 23,014 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 2.5% 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 236MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB is 45.9%. 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 287MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 346MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,014 samples)
Min Avg Max
363 Read 467 511
255 Write 403 479
177 Mixed 287 392
152 SusWrite 346 414
84.2% 376 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.9 4K Read 32.3 40.3
38 4K Write 80.3 116
21.9 4K Mixed 40.6 53.4
144% 51.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
164 DQ Read 325 380
87.7 DQ Write 271 334
90.1 DQ Mixed 236 285
194% 277 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
430GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 429 418 413 412 418 360 MB/s
Read 514
Write 470
Mixed 323
SusWrite 408
96% 429 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 51.5
184% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 276
208% 275 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 404 402 400 405 409 MB/s
Read 498
Write 475
Mixed 386
SusWrite 401
99% 440 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 83
4K Mixed 46.6
158% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 285
233% 332 MB/s
108GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 419 410 406 410 399 MB/s
Read 498
Write 456
Mixed 397
SusWrite 414
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 86.1
4K Mixed 47.4
162% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 270
213% 294 MB/s
246GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 406 403 397 393 388 MB/s
Read 507
Write 426
Mixed 239
SusWrite 386
87% 389 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 35.1
153% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 197
191% 302 MB/s
306GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 240 372 385 382 403 359 MB/s
Read 423
Write 376
Mixed 283
SusWrite 357
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 74.2
4K Mixed 39.4
128% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 279
223% 314 MB/s
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Typical Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 89,276 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,078

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