Average Bench: 98.2% (210th of 1011)

Based on 17,446 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS5 00G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS500G2B0A-

Excellent average bench

The WD Blue 3D 500GB averaged just 1.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Blue 3D 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 236MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 500GB is 49.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 3D 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 289MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 354MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,446 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 462 512
243 Write 404 485
190 Mixed 289 391
156 SusWrite 354 412
84.7% 377 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.9 4K Read 31.7 40.6
41.9 4K Write 81.4 118
21.8 4K Mixed 40.5 53
143% 51.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
44.8 DQ Read 331 381
112 DQ Write 291 339
49 DQ Mixed 236 288
197% 286 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
273GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 379 398 395 389 400 MB/s
Read 510
Write 486
Mixed 190
SusWrite 391
88% 394 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 54.6
189% 69.6 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 286
232% 328 MB/s
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 380 395 387 403 405 MB/s
Read 510
Write 487
Mixed 387
SusWrite 401
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 50.7
178% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 212
194% 296 MB/s
440GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 379 384 395 397 393 MB/s
Read 502
Write 466
Mixed 243
SusWrite 389
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 93.1
4K Mixed 48.9
160% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 190
187% 298 MB/s
415GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 445 405 404 412 409 407 MB/s
Read 462
Write 445
Mixed 374
SusWrite 414
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 36.7
152% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 284
232% 330 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 435 327 399 401 406 401 MB/s
Read 458
Write 406
Mixed 351
SusWrite 395
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 56.6
4K Mixed 34.3
117% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 284
228% 322 MB/s
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 381 381 395 399 402 401 MB/s
Read 373
Write 345
Mixed 293
SusWrite 393
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 47.8
4K Mixed 30.5
104% 34.7 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 280
228% 325 MB/s
227GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 332 370 369 375 339 MB/s
Read 343
Write 337
Mixed 297
SusWrite 342
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 16
4K Write 43.2
4K Mixed 33.5
90% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 277
203% 270 MB/s
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Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 69%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $901

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Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Memory: SanDisk 3D TLC

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