Average Bench: 96.8% (257th of 1059)

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 Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 342 319 283 260 359 225 MB/s
Read 498
Write 449
Mixed 164
SusWrite 298
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 53.3
188% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 272
215% 299 MB/s
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 454 389 355 254 120 101 MB/s
Read 516
Write 488
Mixed 403
SusWrite 279
95% 421 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 52.5
186% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 267
214% 300 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 286 324 362 370 364 347 MB/s
Read 458
Write 363
Mixed 276
SusWrite 342
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 76.8
4K Mixed 40.2
139% 49.3 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 256
210% 302 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 359 355 343 363 346 MB/s
Read 460
Write 274
Mixed 268
SusWrite 344
75% 337 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 74.2
4K Mixed 34
132% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 229
197% 292 MB/s
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Typical Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 15,771 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 77%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $657

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