Average Bench: 96.2% (258th of 1058)

Based on 31,939 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS5 00G2B0A-00SM50, WDC WDS500G2B0A-

Excellent average bench

The WD Blue 3D 500GB averaged just 3.8% 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 239MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3D 500GB is 46.4%. 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 352MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,939 samples)
Min Avg Max
347 Read 459 511
254 Write 397 479
187 Mixed 286 386
169 SusWrite 352 410
83.8% 373 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.7 4K Read 31.4 40.4
37.4 4K Write 76 115
24.5 4K Mixed 39.1 53
138% 48.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
162 DQ Read 335 380
101 DQ Write 279 337
89.4 DQ Mixed 239 287
197% 284 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
332GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 387 391 402 401 401 MB/s
Read 509
Write 484
Mixed 383
SusWrite 407
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 53.1
188% 68.4 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 287
235% 334 MB/s
190GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 334 406 401 407 405 407 MB/s
Read 511
Write 483
Mixed 401
SusWrite 393
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 91.4
4K Mixed 49.1
168% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 286
233% 332 MB/s
169GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 401 421 424 421 424 MB/s
Read 495
Write 446
Mixed 306
SusWrite 408
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 88.4
4K Mixed 48.5
166% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 165
135% 192 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 353 352 292 182 102 95 MB/s
Read 496
Write 481
Mixed 187
SusWrite 229
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 90.3
4K Mixed 48.4
166% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 275
228% 328 MB/s
281GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 374 390 386 405 395 MB/s
Read 480
Write 371
Mixed 168
SusWrite 380
78% 349 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 53.4
4K Mixed 35.9
116% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 277
224% 318 MB/s
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 136 130 124 137 126 MB/s
Read 507
Write 238
Mixed 135
SusWrite 140
56% 255 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 41
157% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 67.8
116% 229 MB/s
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Gaming 57%
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Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 53%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $920

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

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1 month ago.

Not competitive with the HP EX920 for the same price.


Excellent

20 days ago.

Great value! At $54.99, you can't get a much better SATA SSD.


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