Average Bench: 98.9% (212th of 1016)

Based on 10,005 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 1.0% 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 41MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB is 47.9%. 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 288MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 354MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,005 samples)
Min Avg Max
351 Read 471 512
271 Write 412 484
182 Mixed 288 389
152 SusWrite 354 413
85.5% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21 4K Read 32.3 41
40.1 4K Write 81.9 121
22.6 4K Mixed 41 54.4
145% 51.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
163 DQ Read 331 380
110 DQ Write 284 336
87.9 DQ Mixed 241 287
199% 285 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
183GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 382 383 372 373 383 MB/s
Read 516
Write 490
Mixed 324
SusWrite 381
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 58.8
214% 80.3 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 280
230% 327 MB/s
309GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 323 366 406 407 397 398 MB/s
Read 483
Write 445
Mixed 385
SusWrite 383
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 57.1
204% 75.2 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 282
232% 332 MB/s
440GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 382 391 403 403 402 MB/s
Read 517
Write 392
Mixed 233
SusWrite 396
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 54.6
193% 70.4 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 286
234% 334 MB/s
148GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 390 395 397 394 397 MB/s
Read 485
Write 409
Mixed 316
SusWrite 395
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 65.6
4K Mixed 40.9
126% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 263
207% 287 MB/s
237GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 71 73 75 71 82 MB/s
Read 306
Write 42.2
Mixed 136
SusWrite 74.6
30% 140 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 6.2
4K Mixed 10.4
73% 18 MB/s
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Typical Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 29,227 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 108%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $165

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,487

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