Average Bench: 99.4% (204th of 1011)

Based on 13,581 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS5 00G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS500G2B0A-

Excellent average bench

The WD Blue 3D 500GB averaged just 0.6% 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 235MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41.5MB/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.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 284MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 352MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 13,581 samples)
Min Avg Max
348 Read 465 513
280 Write 408 484
179 Mixed 284 392
160 SusWrite 352 410
84.6% 377 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.8 4K Read 32.2 41
40.2 4K Write 84.2 122
23.6 4K Mixed 41.5 54.9
147% 52.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
149 DQ Read 337 380
109 DQ Write 293 338
87.7 DQ Mixed 235 288
198% 289 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 494 446 402 395 396 398 MB/s
Read 512
Write 493
Mixed 404
SusWrite 422
103% 458 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 52.7
183% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 289
236% 335 MB/s
413GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 389 395 390 395 392 MB/s
Read 506
Write 483
Mixed 389
SusWrite 402
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 90.4
4K Mixed 48
166% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 285
232% 330 MB/s
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 394 405 405 344 285 MB/s
Read 484
Write 460
Mixed 386
SusWrite 378
96% 427 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 66
4K Mixed 38.6
132% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 284
228% 321 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,667,174 SSDs tested.


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Workstation 69%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $110

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