Average Bench: 97.5% (236th of 1040)

Based on 26,053 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS5 00G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS500G2B0A-

Excellent average bench

The WD Blue 3D 500GB averaged just 2.5% 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 240MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 500GB is 47.1%. 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 280MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 350MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,053 samples)
Min Avg Max
351 Read 460 512
276 Write 405 486
178 Mixed 280 389
165 SusWrite 350 413
83.9% 374 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.9 4K Read 31.2 40.5
42.2 4K Write 81.1 120
22.6 4K Mixed 39.7 53.7
141% 50.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
164 DQ Read 340 380
125 DQ Write 290 339
85.9 DQ Mixed 240 288
201% 290 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
132GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 406 406 403 401 407 MB/s
Read 509
Write 471
Mixed 352
SusWrite 407
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 54.8
193% 70 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 283
231% 330 MB/s
386GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 424 413 407 417 417 416 MB/s
Read 505
Write 472
Mixed 298
SusWrite 416
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 53.1
186% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 284
232% 331 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 382 404 338 389 396 MB/s
Read 352
Write 432
Mixed 262
SusWrite 384
81% 357 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 43.1
182% 69.5 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 284
216% 289 MB/s
227GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 217 246 335 181 121 MB/s
Read 368
Write 340
Mixed 165
SusWrite 210
60% 271 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 82.6
4K Mixed 20.8
118% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 149
DQ Mixed 91.2
101% 175 MB/s
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Gaming 58%
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation 54%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $118

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $809

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 Comments

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

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6 months ago.

Not competitive with the HP EX920 for the same price.


Good

1 month 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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