Average Bench: 99.7% (196th of 1003)

Based on 14,374 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS5 00G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS500G2B0A-

Excellent average bench

The WD Blue 3D 500GB averaged just 0.3% 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 243MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 500GB is 49.2%. 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 355MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,374 samples)
Min Avg Max
355 Read 464 512
273 Write 415 486
192 Mixed 289 393
164 SusWrite 355 411
85.4% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.4 4K Read 32.4 40.8
43.8 4K Write 85.3 122
24.8 4K Mixed 41.2 53.5
147% 53 MB/s
Min Avg Max
100 DQ Read 337 380
88.1 DQ Write 292 339
75 DQ Mixed 243 288
202% 291 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
287GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 358 380 383 389 394 MB/s
Read 492
Write 449
Mixed 226
SusWrite 382
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 48.1
168% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 286
232% 330 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 383 371 383 378 366 MB/s
Read 455
Write 441
Mixed 270
SusWrite 378
87% 386 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 65.8
4K Mixed 34.8
126% 43.8 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 284
230% 326 MB/s
424GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 353 360 366 374 369 362 MB/s
Read 371
Write 379
Mixed 321
SusWrite 364
81% 359 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 70.1
4K Mixed 44
146% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 245
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 209
160% 217 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 128 113 114 120 113 MB/s
Read 299
Write 273
Mixed 226
SusWrite 126
52% 231 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 33.7
156% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 281
229% 326 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 134 118 128 137 128 MB/s
Read 366
Write 362
Mixed 252
SusWrite 131
62% 278 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 78.3
4K Mixed 44.3
151% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 197
154% 213 MB/s
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Gaming 73%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 117% - Outstanding Total price: $895

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

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