Average Bench: 97.1% (227th of 1026)

Based on 25,380 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS5 00G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS500G2B0A-

Excellent average bench

The WD Blue 3D 500GB averaged just 2.8% 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 241MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 500GB is 47.6%. 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 293MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 356MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,380 samples)
Min Avg Max
355 Read 461 512
266 Write 410 487
192 Mixed 293 387
178 SusWrite 356 412
85.3% 380 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 31.2 40.4
37.8 4K Write 78.1 116
21.4 4K Mixed 39.4 53.6
139% 49.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
166 DQ Read 338 380
104 DQ Write 288 339
91 DQ Mixed 241 288
200% 289 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
317GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 377 384 383 390 393 390 MB/s
Read 509
Write 446
Mixed 245
SusWrite 386
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 49.8
176% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 282
229% 325 MB/s
248GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 351 379 393 402 404 MB/s
Read 424
Write 407
Mixed 298
SusWrite 386
85% 379 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 79
4K Mixed 46
156% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 223
204% 313 MB/s
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 283 355 402 406 402 405 MB/s
Read 456
Write 423
Mixed 374
SusWrite 376
92% 407 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 52.9
4K Mixed 34.3
114% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 280
228% 325 MB/s
229GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 335 339 335 337 335 MB/s
Read 343
Write 332
Mixed 190
SusWrite 332
67% 299 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 42.1
4K Mixed 30.4
99% 32.4 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 187
156% 227 MB/s
397GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 295 320 353 360 392 MB/s
Read 420
Write 383
Mixed 244
SusWrite 340
78% 347 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 25.6
4K Mixed 20
68% 21.4 MB/s
DQ Read 123
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 104
81% 111 MB/s
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $118

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $877

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

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Not competitive with the HP EX920 for the same price.


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