Average Bench: 92.2% (253rd of 1016)

Based on 31 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDBN CE5000PNC

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDBN CE5000PNC 500GB averaged just 7.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC WDBN CE5000PNC 500GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 197MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 38.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDBN CE5000PNC 500GB is 36.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WDC WDBN CE5000PNC 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 261MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 359MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 31 samples)
Min Avg Max
349 Read 431 497
293 Write 387 462
190 Mixed 261 339
186 SusWrite 359 423
80.7% 359 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.7 4K Read 31.9 39.6
37.6 4K Write 76.7 106
21.3 4K Mixed 38.5 50.9
138% 49.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
117 DQ Read 251 347
65.4 DQ Write 218 289
22.3 DQ Mixed 197 272
158% 222 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X611
SusWrite @10s intervals: 374 369 367 376 378 380 MB/s
Read 424
Write 383
Mixed 160
SusWrite 374
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 51.7
4K Mixed 25.7
96% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 65.6
DQ Mixed 29.1
44% 86.1 MB/s
61GB free
Firmware: X611
SusWrite @10s intervals: 349 351 351 352 351 352 MB/s
Read 349
Write 354
Mixed 192
SusWrite 351
70% 311 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 37.6
4K Mixed 26.6
87% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 153
DQ Mixed 83.2
78% 119 MB/s
172GB free
Firmware: X611
SusWrite @10s intervals: 310 309 362 363 363 308 MB/s
Read 359
Write 354
Mixed 207
SusWrite 336
71% 314 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 38.7
4K Mixed 26.6
88% 29.2 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 95.7
77% 109 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,546,356 SSDs tested.

Typical WDBN CE5000PNC 500GB Builds (Compare 3,306 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop 48%
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI 970A SLI Krait Edition (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $250

Popular WDBN CE5000PNC 500GB compatible motherboards:

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