Average Bench: 97.7% (248th of 1058)

Based on 7,893 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDBNCE5000PNC

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDBNCE5000PNC 500GB averaged just 2.3% 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 40.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDBNCE5000PNC 500GB is 45.8%. 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 288MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 349MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,893 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 463 513
247 Write 403 487
188 Mixed 288 393
153 SusWrite 349 426
84.3% 376 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.6 4K Read 32.2 40.3
37.1 4K Write 80.4 115
23.9 4K Mixed 40.5 53.7
143% 51 MB/s
Min Avg Max
218 DQ Read 333 379
138 DQ Write 276 339
118 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%
272GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 407 403 427 430 425 MB/s
Read 509
Write 474
Mixed 298
SusWrite 408
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 91.5
4K Mixed 47.7
165% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 282
226% 319 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 375 378 384 321 360 309 MB/s
Read 509
Write 398
Mixed 244
SusWrite 354
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 42.4
170% 62.6 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 271
226% 327 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 416 419 421 426 431 MB/s
Read 382
Write 282
Mixed 222
SusWrite 424
74% 327 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 52.6
167% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 265
206% 282 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 409 413 401 403 404 MB/s
Read 490
Write 462
Mixed 351
SusWrite 407
96% 427 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 61.2
4K Mixed 38.6
129% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 261
214% 306 MB/s
320GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 385 384 395 350 388 MB/s
Read 440
Write 349
Mixed 262
SusWrite 379
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 50.6
4K Mixed 35.4
114% 37.8 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 285
229% 322 MB/s
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 343 242 275 266 261 259 MB/s
Read 508
Write 365
Mixed 298
SusWrite 274
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 58.5
4K Mixed 30.4
120% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 64.1
DQ Mixed 90.9
73% 106 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,077,277 SSDs tested.

Typical WDBNCE5000PNC 500GB Builds (Compare 93,577 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,000

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