Average Bench: 96.9% (226th of 1026)

Based on 15,969 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 3.0% 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 246MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB is 44.9%. 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 286MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 353MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,969 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 465 511
274 Write 405 481
182 Mixed 286 389
164 SusWrite 353 413
84.7% 378 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.5 4K Read 31.5 40.3
37.8 4K Write 77.5 119
22.1 4K Mixed 39.3 53.1
139% 49.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
221 DQ Read 337 380
117 DQ Write 282 335
130 DQ Mixed 246 287
202% 288 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
171GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 448 405 390 387 387 386 MB/s
Read 500
Write 480
Mixed 400
SusWrite 400
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 50
174% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 285
233% 332 MB/s
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 288 334 370 390 396 400 MB/s
Read 510
Write 474
Mixed 394
SusWrite 363
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 93
4K Mixed 46.7
164% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 283
231% 329 MB/s
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 361 385 378 382 405 MB/s
Read 506
Write 348
Mixed 272
SusWrite 383
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 90.3
4K Mixed 46.8
161% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 276
226% 323 MB/s
102GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 438 356 412 415 349 366 MB/s
Read 496
Write 457
Mixed 386
SusWrite 389
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 90.3
4K Mixed 47.9
164% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 270
212% 291 MB/s
423GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 380 373 400 407 408 MB/s
Read 438
Write 416
Mixed 353
SusWrite 395
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 87.1
4K Mixed 46.5
158% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 284
231% 327 MB/s
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 281 338 389 396 410 409 MB/s
Read 489
Write 439
Mixed 332
SusWrite 370
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 43.3
4K Mixed 32.8
111% 35.4 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 149
DQ Mixed 244
186% 257 MB/s
241GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 320 378 408 399 357 MB/s
Read 497
Write 440
Mixed 356
SusWrite 362
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 42.8
4K Mixed 32.6
118% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 92.2
DQ Mixed 191
143% 196 MB/s
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Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 85%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,402

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