Average Bench: 95.7% (261st of 1058)

Based on 31,319 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS5 00G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS500G2B0A-

Excellent average bench

The WD Blue 3D 500GB averaged just 4.3% 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 230MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.3MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 500GB is 53.5%. 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 284MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 343MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,319 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 456 512
243 Write 395 483
171 Mixed 284 391
142 SusWrite 343 412
82.9% 369 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 4K Read 31.5 40.7
31.1 4K Write 77.2 117
22.5 4K Mixed 39.3 53.9
139% 49.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
161 DQ Read 334 380
85.2 DQ Write 274 339
68.8 DQ Mixed 230 287
193% 280 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 415 420 430 415 420 MB/s
Read 489
Write 424
Mixed 243
SusWrite 400
87% 389 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 83.1
4K Mixed 44.1
152% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 277
225% 319 MB/s
338GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 410 411 418 409 413 MB/s
Read 381
Write 436
Mixed 250
SusWrite 412
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 83.2
4K Mixed 47.4
155% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 186
150% 211 MB/s
362GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 392 391 393 378 343 397 MB/s
Read 503
Write 433
Mixed 316
SusWrite 382
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 85.6
4K Mixed 35.1
136% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 198
150% 201 MB/s
242GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 381 406 371 301 384 405 MB/s
Read 408
Write 280
Mixed 293
SusWrite 374
76% 339 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 32.6
129% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 269
219% 313 MB/s
331GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 330 400 398 402 398 391 MB/s
Read 498
Write 463
Mixed 390
SusWrite 386
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 43.4
4K Mixed 34.7
115% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 232
177% 247 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 364 244 209 180 173 MB/s
Read 365
Write 359
Mixed 190
SusWrite 256
66% 292 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 89.1
4K Mixed 40.7
156% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 189
150% 211 MB/s
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Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $250

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $987

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

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3 months ago.

Not competitive with the HP EX920 for the same price.


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


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