Average Bench: 96.8% (269th of 1072)

Based on 27,087 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 3.1% 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 243MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB is 44.7%. 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 276MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 332MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,087 samples)
Min Avg Max
343 Read 458 513
255 Write 393 481
158 Mixed 276 391
139 SusWrite 332 415
81.7% 365 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.6 4K Read 32.4 40.4
41.4 4K Write 81.6 117
22.7 4K Mixed 40.4 53.8
144% 51.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
220 DQ Read 335 380
161 DQ Write 282 336
127 DQ Mixed 243 287
200% 287 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 425 377 373 372 376 MB/s
Read 504
Write 457
Mixed 390
SusWrite 397
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 95.3
4K Mixed 50.6
174% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 218
165% 223 MB/s
167GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 407 407 406 400 403 MB/s
Read 502
Write 416
Mixed 220
SusWrite 406
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 84.8
4K Mixed 47
159% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 260
205% 284 MB/s
236GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 388 400 398 416 412 MB/s
Read 411
Write 433
Mixed 345
SusWrite 403
90% 398 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 50
4K Mixed 30.7
109% 36.3 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 285
231% 328 MB/s
126GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 411 409 390 411 414 MB/s
Read 357
Write 282
Mixed 222
SusWrite 405
71% 317 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 52.1
4K Mixed 34.6
114% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 228
204% 309 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 357 330 319 335 334 MB/s
Read 469
Write 419
Mixed 324
SusWrite 337
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 54.3
4K Mixed 30.1
110% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 256
198% 271 MB/s
409GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 375 398 404 414 410 407 MB/s
Read 440
Write 388
Mixed 283
SusWrite 401
85% 378 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 36.3
4K Mixed 26.7
86% 28.3 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 282
226% 319 MB/s
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 316 257 306 272 241 MB/s
Read 467
Write 356
Mixed 245
SusWrite 281
75% 337 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 51.5
4K Mixed 36.2
111% 37.5 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 258
198% 272 MB/s
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Desktop 87%
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Workstation 74%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $718

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