Average Bench: 96.2% (243rd of 1040)

Based on 29,467 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS5 00G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS500G2B0A-

Excellent average bench

The WD Blue 3D 500GB averaged just 3.7% 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 234MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.4MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 500GB is 51%. 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 286MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 344MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,467 samples)
Min Avg Max
346 Read 463 513
242 Write 402 483
179 Mixed 286 392
148 SusWrite 344 414
83.8% 374 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.1 4K Read 31.7 40.2
35.4 4K Write 78.1 117
20.1 4K Mixed 39.4 53.5
140% 49.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
163 DQ Read 333 379
66.1 DQ Write 276 339
87 DQ Mixed 234 288
194% 281 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
128GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 403 397 403 406 389 MB/s
Read 515
Write 488
Mixed 412
SusWrite 409
103% 456 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 54.5
192% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 288
235% 335 MB/s
121GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 408 415 412 413 411 MB/s
Read 485
Write 439
Mixed 277
SusWrite 412
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 87.1
4K Mixed 40.6
136% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 238
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 221
167% 224 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 388 366 408 370 382 MB/s
Read 487
Write 434
Mixed 280
SusWrite 386
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 51.1
4K Mixed 34.8
117% 38.6 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 279
228% 326 MB/s
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 405 394 386 394 406 414 MB/s
Read 446
Write 400
Mixed 317
SusWrite 400
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 51.7
4K Mixed 34.1
113% 37.8 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 280
226% 319 MB/s
360GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 338 408 411 405 410 395 MB/s
Read 494
Write 463
Mixed 374
SusWrite 394
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 46.5
4K Mixed 33.3
114% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 263
196% 266 MB/s
410GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 378 403 393 393 408 MB/s
Read 447
Write 417
Mixed 327
SusWrite 386
89% 394 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 49.1
4K Mixed 34.2
108% 36.2 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 284
231% 328 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 385 301 292 219 210 MB/s
Read 492
Write 467
Mixed 293
SusWrite 288
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 54.6
4K Mixed 35.5
119% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 278
228% 326 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 4 5 23 3.3 MB/s
Read 499
Write 470
Mixed 355
SusWrite 44.1
76% 342 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 62.8
4K Mixed 38.5
131% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 282
231% 330 MB/s
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $118

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

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9 months ago.

Not competitive with the HP EX920 for the same price.


Good

4 months ago.

It's a very good SSD. It has good read and write speeds with a performance similar to a SanDisk Ultra 3D 500GB for a little lower price.


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