Average Bench: 98.9% (192nd of 1000)

Based on 8,001 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 1.0% 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 242MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB is 45.4%. 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 289MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 366MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,001 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 462 508
305 Write 413 478
198 Mixed 289 388
182 SusWrite 366 410
85.8% 382 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 4K Read 31.6 40.5
40.3 4K Write 83 118
21.5 4K Mixed 40.3 52.8
144% 51.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
171 DQ Read 329 380
168 DQ Write 289 336
90.1 DQ Mixed 242 288
200% 287 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 490 446 413 398 400 400 MB/s
Read 512
Write 489
Mixed 415
SusWrite 424
104% 460 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 51.1
180% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 290
236% 336 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 402 403 394 407 407 MB/s
Read 381
Write 222
Mixed 320
SusWrite 402
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 57.2
183% 71.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 286
234% 333 MB/s
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 394 398 398 395 331 MB/s
Read 474
Write 430
Mixed 279
SusWrite 383
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 89.6
4K Mixed 44.6
160% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 255
202% 281 MB/s
397GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 374 377 381 378 390 396 MB/s
Read 498
Write 458
Mixed 320
SusWrite 383
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 85.3
4K Mixed 38.4
152% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 256
204% 285 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 383 378 386 381 388 MB/s
Read 491
Write 415
Mixed 268
SusWrite 384
87% 390 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 82.7
4K Mixed 29
125% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 280
230% 330 MB/s
352GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 324 378 365 353 363 350 MB/s
Read 429
Write 328
Mixed 244
SusWrite 356
76% 339 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 62.9
4K Mixed 33.2
114% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 213
193% 296 MB/s
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Typical Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 22,686 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 123%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $1,512

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