Average Bench: 97.5% (249th of 1058)

Based on 24,682 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 2.4% 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 241MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB is 46.6%. 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 282MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 343MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,682 samples)
Min Avg Max
368 Read 464 512
281 Write 405 480
182 Mixed 282 385
148 SusWrite 343 414
83.7% 373 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.1 4K Read 32.1 40.6
40.3 4K Write 81.3 116
22.3 4K Mixed 40.5 53.5
144% 51.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
220 DQ Read 335 380
119 DQ Write 279 335
128 DQ Mixed 241 286
198% 285 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
317GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 399 397 410 402 408 MB/s
Read 516
Write 464
Mixed 214
SusWrite 404
89% 399 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 49.1
179% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 272
207% 278 MB/s
176GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 306 342 401 367 318 402 MB/s
Read 490
Write 422
Mixed 239
SusWrite 356
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 35.5
160% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 225
198% 295 MB/s
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 364 400 399 365 289 MB/s
Read 486
Write 337
Mixed 223
SusWrite 360
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 91.5
4K Mixed 43.6
153% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 197
166% 242 MB/s
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 403 401 407 422 424 MB/s
Read 488
Write 456
Mixed 360
SusWrite 417
97% 430 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 60.4
4K Mixed 38.2
126% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 275
227% 327 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 380 393 398 395 407 MB/s
Read 468
Write 397
Mixed 283
SusWrite 381
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 60.9
4K Mixed 40
133% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 151
117% 159 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 192 193 164 162 146 MB/s
Read 484
Write 413
Mixed 284
SusWrite 180
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 54.2
4K Mixed 35.6
119% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 276
222% 315 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 378 272 283 214 136 MB/s
Read 450
Write 378
Mixed 254
SusWrite 265
75% 337 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 42.2
4K Mixed 25.8
89% 30 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 116
140% 247 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 264 328 286 319 198 217 MB/s
Read 390
Write 336
Mixed 166
SusWrite 269
65% 290 MB/s
4K Read 16.1
4K Write 36.4
4K Mixed 24
74% 25.5 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 247
195% 273 MB/s
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Typical Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 99,618 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 94%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,006

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