Average Bench: 100% (203rd of 1011)

Based on 10,690 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS70, WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS, WDC WDS5 00G2B0B-00YS70

Outstanding average bench

The WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB averaged 0.4% higher 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 250MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB is 42.4%. 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 291MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 363MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,690 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 470 513
306 Write 417 484
197 Mixed 291 389
189 SusWrite 363 411
86.4% 385 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.1 4K Read 32.6 41
39.9 4K Write 83.9 120
24 4K Mixed 41.2 54.6
147% 52.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
229 DQ Read 341 381
210 DQ Write 296 335
138 DQ Mixed 250 286
206% 296 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 374 403 401 404 403 MB/s
Read 457
Write 419
Mixed 332
SusWrite 394
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 41
175% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 274
226% 323 MB/s
432GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 408 408 407 409 411 MB/s
Read 500
Write 464
Mixed 210
SusWrite 407
89% 395 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 91.5
4K Mixed 49.5
154% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 270
209% 285 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 394 405 405 418 412 MB/s
Read 434
Write 440
Mixed 313
SusWrite 404
90% 398 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 87
4K Mixed 40.6
152% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 267
199% 266 MB/s
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 392 379 317 251 342 343 MB/s
Read 430
Write 415
Mixed 322
SusWrite 337
85% 376 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 56.4
4K Mixed 34.9
106% 37.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 271
224% 323 MB/s
280GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 393 398 387 383 385 MB/s
Read 338
Write 380
Mixed 236
SusWrite 388
76% 335 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 60
4K Mixed 36.3
110% 39 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 279
224% 316 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 392 406 402 292 210 MB/s
Read 421
Write 397
Mixed 204
SusWrite 348
77% 342 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 58.3
4K Mixed 30.4
106% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 203
194% 304 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 195 182 195 162 165 MB/s
Read 456
Write 352
Mixed 284
SusWrite 184
71% 319 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 61.6
4K Mixed 31.9
119% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 274
214% 294 MB/s
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Typical Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 26,033 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 106%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,548

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