Average Bench: 101% (202nd of 1011)

Based on 9,967 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 0.7% 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 252MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB is 42.7%. 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 290MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 362MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,967 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 470 513
291 Write 415 485
201 Mixed 290 387
186 SusWrite 362 410
86.3% 385 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.3 4K Read 32.8 41.3
41 4K Write 84.8 123
25 4K Mixed 41.8 54.6
148% 53.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
225 DQ Read 337 380
187 DQ Write 292 335
159 DQ Mixed 252 286
206% 294 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
193GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 409 408 405 401 400 MB/s
Read 516
Write 440
Mixed 262
SusWrite 405
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 40.4
184% 73.1 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 212
196% 304 MB/s
397GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 396 399 410 405 411 MB/s
Read 495
Write 442
Mixed 315
SusWrite 402
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 88.6
4K Mixed 39.4
158% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 282
226% 317 MB/s
326GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 387 399 393 400 403 MB/s
Read 481
Write 456
Mixed 360
SusWrite 380
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 61.2
4K Mixed 38.7
129% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 280
230% 329 MB/s
299GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 311 333 375 362 378 319 MB/s
Read 454
Write 347
Mixed 256
SusWrite 346
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 82.3
4K Mixed 44.6
148% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 256
194% 259 MB/s
432GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 365 375 384 385 386 MB/s
Read 380
Write 454
Mixed 283
SusWrite 376
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 38.3
151% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 186
159% 234 MB/s
352GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 313 397 405 411 408 MB/s
Read 383
Write 406
Mixed 314
SusWrite 388
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 55.2
4K Mixed 35.8
106% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 179
179% 288 MB/s
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Typical Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 27,292 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,569

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