Average Bench: 96.7% (267th of 1069)

Based on 43,442 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS5 00G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS500G2B0A-

Excellent average bench

The WD Blue 3D 500GB averaged just 3.3% 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 235MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 500GB is 50.8%. 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 284MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 342MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,442 samples)
Min Avg Max
336 Read 455 511
234 Write 395 484
162 Mixed 284 395
158 SusWrite 342 418
82.8% 369 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.8 4K Read 31.8 40.5
37.7 4K Write 80.1 119
21.5 4K Mixed 39.9 53.7
142% 50.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
166 DQ Read 339 380
83.1 DQ Write 280 339
87.1 DQ Mixed 235 288
196% 285 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
164GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 418 413 410 407 418 MB/s
Read 480
Write 411
Mixed 238
SusWrite 412
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 52.4
186% 67.7 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 283
232% 330 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 390 401 291 401 341 MB/s
Read 506
Write 484
Mixed 307
SusWrite 374
94% 418 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 49.1
172% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 284
232% 329 MB/s
293GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 392 407 399 403 401 MB/s
Read 509
Write 441
Mixed 253
SusWrite 402
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 43.7
164% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 288
234% 334 MB/s
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 349 362 370 374 369 MB/s
Read 490
Write 310
Mixed 268
SusWrite 367
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 52.7
4K Mixed 34.2
116% 38.6 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 279
227% 323 MB/s
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 102 112 112 94 80 MB/s
Read 407
Write 364
Mixed 247
SusWrite 115
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 50.2
4K Mixed 32.1
108% 36.2 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 234
201% 298 MB/s
344GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 330 215 292 249 271 227 MB/s
Read 376
Write 357
Mixed 300
SusWrite 264
73% 324 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 29
4K Mixed 23.6
75% 24.1 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 90.2
DQ Mixed 106
80% 107 MB/s
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Desktop 92%
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Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $144

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 111% - Outstanding Total price: $541

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 Comments

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

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1 month ago.

Not competitive with the HP EX920 for the same price.


Excellent

7 months ago.

A solid budget (depends on prices you find) SSD. Fast read/write speeds, and 500GB is pretty good.


Excellent

20 months ago.

Great value! At $54.99, you can't get a much better SATA SSD.


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