Average Bench: 45.9% (896th of 1058)

Based on 10,784 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS480G2G0B-00EPW0

Below average average bench

The WDC WDS480G2G0B-00EPW0 480GB averaged 54.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 422MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 341MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS480G2G0B-00EPW0 480GB is 25.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WDC WDS480G2G0B-00EPW0 480GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 123MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 77.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,784 samples)
Min Avg Max
329 Read 422 460
205 Write 341 399
122 Mixed 251 325
37.1 SusWrite 123 235
63.4% 284 MB/s
Min Avg Max
6.49 4K Read 17.2 23.3
7.18 4K Write 31.9 45.9
4.09 4K Mixed 13 19.5
59.5% 20.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.2 DQ Read 99.1 119
23.5 DQ Write 77.8 106
10.2 DQ Mixed 32.6 45.5
39.6% 69.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UK400400
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 166 52 0.2 32 MB/s
Read 455
Write 398
Mixed 324
SusWrite 96.4
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 43
4K Mixed 16.8
80% 27.8 MB/s
DQ Read 111
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 34.4
46% 82.4 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UK510000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 11 38 4 228 104 MB/s
Read 397
Write 346
Mixed 276
SusWrite 94.3
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 17.5
4K Write 34.5
4K Mixed 17.5
67% 23.2 MB/s
DQ Read 115
DQ Write 87.9
DQ Mixed 45.1
49% 82.6 MB/s
407GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UK400400
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 122 152 209 220 234 MB/s
Read 433
Write 353
Mixed 295
SusWrite 192
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 11.4
4K Write 21.1
4K Mixed 5.7
36% 12.7 MB/s
DQ Read 11.3
DQ Write 40.6
DQ Mixed 18.7
16% 23.5 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UK220400
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 96 90 122 78 105 MB/s
Read 421
Write 421
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 117
55% 247 MB/s
4K Read 9.7
4K Write 42.1
4K Mixed 0.7
38% 17.5 MB/s
DQ Read 35.7
DQ Write 83.1
DQ Mixed 33.2
33% 50.7 MB/s
0GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UK500000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 60 42 4.7 140 55 MB/s
Read 435
Write 360
Mixed 287
SusWrite 57.8
63% 285 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 1
34% 7.6 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,258,697 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS480G2G0B-00EPW0 480GB Builds (Compare 63,753 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $62

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $531

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