Average Bench: 97.4% (237th of 1040)

Based on 15,428 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 2.6% 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 39.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB is 43.9%. 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 284MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 350MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,428 samples)
Min Avg Max
359 Read 466 511
276 Write 403 481
167 Mixed 284 391
151 SusWrite 350 414
84.2% 376 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.3 4K Read 31.9 40.5
43.8 4K Write 78.7 117
21.5 4K Mixed 39.9 53.7
141% 50.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
220 DQ Read 335 380
168 DQ Write 286 334
133 DQ Mixed 246 287
202% 289 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
398GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 384 389 412 403 410 MB/s
Read 517
Write 423
Mixed 259
SusWrite 391
89% 398 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 56.7
188% 71 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 189
187% 300 MB/s
143GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 415 409 402 401 279 MB/s
Read 510
Write 480
Mixed 401
SusWrite 394
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 54.2
191% 69.6 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 266
208% 286 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 409 416 417 408 408 MB/s
Read 505
Write 479
Mixed 227
SusWrite 409
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 88.3
4K Mixed 47.2
163% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 184
184% 295 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 361 383 389 389 390 MB/s
Read 478
Write 437
Mixed 202
SusWrite 382
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 61.2
4K Mixed 38.7
127% 43.2 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 283
231% 328 MB/s
344GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 353 409 421 418 424 425 MB/s
Read 420
Write 330
Mixed 226
SusWrite 408
78% 346 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 68.6
4K Mixed 39.4
131% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 262
204% 280 MB/s
103GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 350 357 329 314 242 MB/s
Read 458
Write 416
Mixed 235
SusWrite 329
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 76.6
4K Mixed 42.4
146% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 221
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 200
151% 202 MB/s
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Typical Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 47,068 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $121

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $977

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