Average Bench: 98% (214th of 1016)

Based on 18,221 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS5 00G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS500G2B0A-

Excellent average bench

The WD Blue 3D 500GB averaged just 2.0% 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 232MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.4MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 500GB is 51.2%. 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 355MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,221 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 463 512
250 Write 401 484
187 Mixed 286 393
193 SusWrite 355 411
84.4% 376 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 4K Read 32 41
39.1 4K Write 81.4 121
21.8 4K Mixed 40.4 54.1
143% 51.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
95.2 DQ Read 327 380
88.1 DQ Write 281 340
48.4 DQ Mixed 232 287
193% 280 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
282GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 402 394 405 409 399 MB/s
Read 512
Write 488
Mixed 349
SusWrite 401
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 50.6
178% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 276
224% 318 MB/s
307GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 393 398 402 400 403 MB/s
Read 502
Write 457
Mixed 237
SusWrite 401
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 90.3
4K Mixed 46.7
166% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 281
232% 332 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 381 371 385 375 372 MB/s
Read 449
Write 438
Mixed 308
SusWrite 375
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 86.9
4K Mixed 45
157% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 214
198% 307 MB/s
214GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 395 394 403 407 409 MB/s
Read 505
Write 378
Mixed 225
SusWrite 401
84% 378 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 93.5
4K Mixed 44.9
148% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 284
216% 290 MB/s
147GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 393 396 397 401 401 MB/s
Read 470
Write 437
Mixed 245
SusWrite 398
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 86.8
4K Mixed 47.5
144% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 283
217% 292 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 385 385 398 387 383 MB/s
Read 483
Write 445
Mixed 244
SusWrite 389
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 89.4
4K Mixed 31.9
143% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 195
191% 303 MB/s
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 366 374 388 396 322 392 MB/s
Read 484
Write 396
Mixed 267
SusWrite 373
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 51.2
4K Mixed 33
112% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 162
DQ Mixed 247
189% 261 MB/s
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Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 70%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $853

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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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