Average Bench: 98.6% (194th of 1000)

Based on 12,124 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS5 00G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS500G2B0A-

Excellent average bench

The WD Blue 3D 500GB averaged just 1.3% 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 40.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 500GB is 50.6%. 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 288MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 361MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,124 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 462 512
265 Write 409 486
180 Mixed 288 394
191 SusWrite 361 413
85.3% 380 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 4K Read 31.8 41
41.1 4K Write 81.6 123
21.5 4K Mixed 40.2 54.6
143% 51.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
120 DQ Read 335 380
95.3 DQ Write 292 339
86.1 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%
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 380 395 392 410 409 410 MB/s
Read 516
Write 484
Mixed 255
SusWrite 399
93% 413 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 53.7
174% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 280
228% 324 MB/s
365GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 377 389 376 383 392 MB/s
Read 496
Write 429
Mixed 239
SusWrite 384
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 42.1
150% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 203
191% 298 MB/s
161GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 376 368 367 340 360 382 MB/s
Read 439
Write 402
Mixed 279
SusWrite 365
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 95.1
4K Mixed 47.7
158% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 268
218% 311 MB/s
462GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 394 395 388 395 396 MB/s
Read 498
Write 470
Mixed 375
SusWrite 401
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 73.2
4K Mixed 41.5
142% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 284
231% 329 MB/s
372GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 369 385 395 399 398 398 MB/s
Read 464
Write 437
Mixed 330
SusWrite 391
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 88.6
4K Mixed 38.7
143% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 277
226% 323 MB/s
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 90WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 359 326 324 329 385 MB/s
Read 474
Write 453
Mixed 297
SusWrite 344
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 70.5
4K Mixed 40.4
133% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 276
228% 327 MB/s
322GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 90WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 411 409 412 414 412 MB/s
Read 461
Write 361
Mixed 260
SusWrite 411
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 44.3
4K Mixed 29.6
96% 32.2 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 272
222% 317 MB/s
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Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 83%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 117% - Outstanding Total price: $831

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

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