Average Bench: 98.2% (250th of 1058)

Based on 26,346 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 1.7% 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 244MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB is 43.6%. 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 285MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 339MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,346 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 465 513
272 Write 402 481
189 Mixed 285 389
138 SusWrite 339 415
83.6% 373 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.8 4K Read 32.8 40.8
39.9 4K Write 81.5 117
24.6 4K Mixed 41.4 53.8
146% 51.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
221 DQ Read 338 380
145 DQ Write 282 336
124 DQ Mixed 244 286
200% 288 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
339GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 395 407 406 350 404 MB/s
Read 511
Write 475
Mixed 389
SusWrite 393
99% 442 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 51.6
184% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 284
232% 330 MB/s
249GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 357 401 403 391 389 407 MB/s
Read 503
Write 480
Mixed 397
SusWrite 391
100% 443 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 90.2
4K Mixed 46.2
162% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 285
232% 329 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 419 421 419 420 427 MB/s
Read 490
Write 205
Mixed 210
SusWrite 418
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 80.3
4K Mixed 42
146% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 263
207% 287 MB/s
420GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 391 392 382 394 395 405 MB/s
Read 510
Write 470
Mixed 366
SusWrite 393
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 91.5
4K Mixed 32.2
147% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 272
213% 294 MB/s
464GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 423 408 367 409 369 418 MB/s
Read 507
Write 448
Mixed 240
SusWrite 399
89% 398 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 69
4K Mixed 42.5
130% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 149
161% 270 MB/s
291GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 353 337 353 383 395 400 MB/s
Read 478
Write 406
Mixed 207
SusWrite 370
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 73.2
4K Mixed 46.7
140% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 179
164% 252 MB/s
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 372 381 337 271 262 177 MB/s
Read 450
Write 396
Mixed 215
SusWrite 300
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 45.5
4K Mixed 31
101% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 271
220% 314 MB/s
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 357 278 323 375 346 341 MB/s
Read 421
Write 366
Mixed 297
SusWrite 336
80% 355 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 44.2
4K Mixed 26.9
95% 31.9 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 275
221% 313 MB/s
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 377 369 370 391 379 401 MB/s
Read 504
Write 315
Mixed 243
SusWrite 381
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 59.6
4K Mixed 20.9
105% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 65.3
DQ Mixed 63.4
60% 96.7 MB/s
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $971

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