Average Bench: 99% (217th of 1026)

Based on 5,210 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDBNCE5000PNC

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDBNCE5000PNC 500GB averaged just 0.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC WDBNCE5000PNC 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 232MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDBNCE5000PNC 500GB is 50.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WDC WDBNCE5000PNC 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 294MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 358MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,210 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 465 511
253 Write 409 485
177 Mixed 294 395
161 SusWrite 358 425
85.6% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.6 4K Read 32.6 40.1
38 4K Write 82.3 115
21.5 4K Mixed 41 53.3
146% 52 MB/s
Min Avg Max
176 DQ Read 330 380
94.9 DQ Write 279 340
89.1 DQ Mixed 232 289
194% 280 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
400GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 461 402 402 402 403 404 MB/s
Read 508
Write 488
Mixed 389
SusWrite 412
101% 449 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 90.3
4K Mixed 48.4
166% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 289
236% 335 MB/s
266GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 411 411 419 419 419 MB/s
Read 491
Write 458
Mixed 338
SusWrite 410
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 93.7
4K Mixed 46.2
164% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 252
213% 311 MB/s
157GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 394 415 423 423 413 MB/s
Read 456
Write 437
Mixed 378
SusWrite 409
95% 420 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 49.3
169% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 276
218% 305 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 360 327 256 307 217 MB/s
Read 487
Write 448
Mixed 314
SusWrite 303
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 79.5
4K Mixed 40.2
148% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 282
229% 325 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,418,669 SSDs tested.

Typical WDBNCE5000PNC 500GB Builds (Compare 70,328 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $129

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $579

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