Average Bench: 94.3% (270th of 1058)

Based on 35,593 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS5 00G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS500G2B0A-

Excellent average bench

The WD Blue 3D 500GB averaged just 5.7% 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 236MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 38.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 500GB is 49.4%. 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 278MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 342MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,593 samples)
Min Avg Max
327 Read 456 510
242 Write 394 480
156 Mixed 278 390
137 SusWrite 342 413
82.4% 367 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 30.9 40.4
35.4 4K Write 73.4 114
21.5 4K Mixed 38.2 52.6
135% 47.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
167 DQ Read 337 380
96.5 DQ Write 272 338
91.9 DQ Mixed 236 288
195% 282 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
461GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 392 402 406 397 399 MB/s
Read 477
Write 461
Mixed 360
SusWrite 386
95% 421 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 94.8
4K Mixed 49.2
172% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 285
232% 330 MB/s
401GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 418 372 372 396 406 371 MB/s
Read 474
Write 447
Mixed 362
SusWrite 389
94% 418 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 70.5
4K Mixed 40
139% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 285
230% 324 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 325 254 313 239 223 MB/s
Read 395
Write 414
Mixed 242
SusWrite 286
75% 334 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 79.3
4K Mixed 33.2
125% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 265
218% 312 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 234 203 170 164 176 MB/s
Read 396
Write 387
Mixed 171
SusWrite 194
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 78
4K Mixed 45.7
135% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 152
168% 283 MB/s
99GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 218 203 202 163 153 MB/s
Read 419
Write 309
Mixed 293
SusWrite 193
68% 304 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 81.1
4K Mixed 31.7
119% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 288
221% 304 MB/s
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Gaming 58%
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 53%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $250

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $992

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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.


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


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