Average Bench: 99% (154th of 959)

Based on 2,743 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 253MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB is 48.1%. 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 286MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 377MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,743 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 460 511
300 Write 413 481
197 Mixed 286 385
255 SusWrite 377 411
86.3% 384 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 31.3 40.9
38.3 4K Write 81 121
20.7 4K Mixed 39.4 54.5
141% 50.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
213 DQ Read 340 381
188 DQ Write 293 336
126 DQ Mixed 253 288
207% 295 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
356GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 389 390 383 396 406 407 MB/s
Read 509
Write 464
Mixed 276
SusWrite 395
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 56.9
205% 75.7 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 258
219% 320 MB/s
330GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 371 390 395 405 404 408 MB/s
Read 513
Write 484
Mixed 306
SusWrite 396
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 55.8
198% 72.2 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 278
228% 327 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 391 395 384 348 332 365 MB/s
Read 473
Write 455
Mixed 376
SusWrite 369
94% 418 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 58.4
4K Mixed 37
123% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 278
229% 327 MB/s
259GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 373 390 403 395 398 MB/s
Read 485
Write 424
Mixed 255
SusWrite 394
87% 389 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 8.8
109% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 280
226% 317 MB/s
297GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 353 398 400 402 402 407 MB/s
Read 371
Write 407
Mixed 293
SusWrite 394
83% 366 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 48.1
4K Mixed 29
104% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 264
216% 308 MB/s
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Typical Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 12,512 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
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Desktop
Desktop 96%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z370-A - $134

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,182

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