Average Bench: 96.2% (243rd of 1040)

Based on 29,467 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS5 00G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS500G2B0A-

Excellent average bench

The WD Blue 3D 500GB averaged just 3.7% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 234MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.4MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 500GB is 51%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 3D 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 286MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 344MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 29,467 samples)
Min Avg Max
346 Read 463 513
242 Write 402 483
179 Mixed 286 392
148 SusWrite 344 414
83.8% 374 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.1 4K Read 31.7 40.2
35.4 4K Write 78.1 117
20.1 4K Mixed 39.4 53.5
140% 49.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
163 DQ Read 333 379
66.1 DQ Write 276 339
87 DQ Mixed 234 288
194% 281 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
422GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 398 375 394 407 388 MB/s
Read 477
Write 442
Mixed 375
SusWrite 359
93% 413 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 53.3
4K Mixed 37
121% 40 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 276
225% 321 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 37,996,341 SSDs tested.


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Gaming 58%
Desktop 94%
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Workstation 54%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $853

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

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9 months ago.

Not competitive with the HP EX920 for the same price.


4 months 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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