Average Bench: 97.1% (256th of 1058)

Based on 19,243 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 2.9% 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 240MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB is 46%. 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 283MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 346MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,243 samples)
Min Avg Max
352 Read 464 511
250 Write 398 480
169 Mixed 283 386
164 SusWrite 346 413
83.6% 373 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 4K Read 32.1 40.6
39 4K Write 79.3 115
22.5 4K Mixed 40.1 53.7
142% 50.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
220 DQ Read 332 380
127 DQ Write 274 334
131 DQ Mixed 240 286
197% 282 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
259GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 416 418 424 410 417 MB/s
Read 513
Write 466
Mixed 377
SusWrite 422
100% 444 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 94.8
4K Mixed 48.3
168% 60 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 284
232% 331 MB/s
382GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 400 398 398 397 396 MB/s
Read 490
Write 421
Mixed 346
SusWrite 400
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 40.7
162% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 287
218% 291 MB/s
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 163 170 125 158 130 MB/s
Read 361
Write 410
Mixed 307
SusWrite 168
70% 311 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 96.2
4K Mixed 39.6
153% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 269
209% 290 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 248 274 184 172 209 213 MB/s
Read 395
Write 340
Mixed 277
SusWrite 217
69% 307 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 59.6
4K Mixed 36.7
123% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 254
211% 305 MB/s
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Typical Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 79,126 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 101%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,062

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