Average Bench: 96.9% (252nd of 1058)

Based on 39,299 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS5 00G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS500G2B0A-

Excellent average bench

The WD Blue 3D 500GB averaged just 3.1% 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 39.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 500GB is 47.3%. 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 343MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 39,299 samples)
Min Avg Max
341 Read 460 512
245 Write 401 482
186 Mixed 286 390
144 SusWrite 343 416
83.6% 373 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.7 4K Read 32.2 40.5
42 4K Write 79.5 116
23.1 4K Mixed 39.9 53.7
142% 50.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
164 DQ Read 335 380
110 DQ Write 278 339
82.2 DQ Mixed 234 287
195% 282 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
212GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 405 381 379 381 378 380 MB/s
Read 506
Write 482
Mixed 397
SusWrite 384
100% 442 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 49.3
173% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 284
233% 332 MB/s
273GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 450 400 408 407 408 393 MB/s
Read 507
Write 457
Mixed 365
SusWrite 411
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 88.6
4K Mixed 48.5
166% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 199
151% 203 MB/s
235GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 359 363 357 348 355 349 MB/s
Read 495
Write 374
Mixed 244
SusWrite 355
82% 367 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 33.3
157% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 272
225% 323 MB/s
361GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 309 410 406 413 417 MB/s
Read 450
Write 370
Mixed 326
SusWrite 366
85% 378 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 86.6
4K Mixed 41.4
143% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 286
233% 332 MB/s
361GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 325 403 413 386 399 MB/s
Read 405
Write 418
Mixed 250
SusWrite 358
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 35.4
129% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 285
233% 332 MB/s
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 295 208 191 195 182 158 MB/s
Read 456
Write 404
Mixed 340
SusWrite 205
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 83.5
4K Mixed 44.6
150% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 275
224% 319 MB/s
464GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 282 294 407 409 393 322 MB/s
Read 485
Write 294
Mixed 295
SusWrite 351
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 57.3
4K Mixed 35.9
122% 41.1 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 226
185% 268 MB/s
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $249

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

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10 months ago.

Not competitive with the HP EX920 for the same price.


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10 months ago.

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


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