Average Bench: 48.5% (862nd of 1040)

Based on 7,156 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS480G2G0B-00EPW0

Below average average bench

The WDC WDS480G2G0B-00EPW0 480GB averaged 51.5% 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 429MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 18.4MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS480G2G0B-00EPW0 480GB is 25.3%. 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 127MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 83MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,156 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 429 461
214 Write 348 399
161 Mixed 263 327
35.8 SusWrite 127 240
65% 292 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.71 4K Read 18.4 23.7
12.2 4K Write 34.4 46.2
7.12 4K Mixed 14.7 19.9
65% 22.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
48.1 DQ Read 103 119
44.5 DQ Write 83 106
14.3 DQ Mixed 35.4 45.7
42.2% 73.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
395GB free
Firmware: UK400400
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 165 224 172 204 200 MB/s
Read 437
Write 258
Mixed 184
SusWrite 214
61% 273 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 37.9
4K Mixed 15.9
72% 24.8 MB/s
DQ Read 113
DQ Write 70.1
DQ Mixed 34.4
41% 72.6 MB/s
379GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UK510000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 98 25 16 272 167 MB/s
Read 421
Write 366
Mixed 145
SusWrite 116
58% 262 MB/s
4K Read 13.1
4K Write 39.5
4K Mixed 19.2
65% 23.9 MB/s
DQ Read 111
DQ Write 90
DQ Mixed 45.6
49% 82.3 MB/s
390GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UK450000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 102 4.6 79 4.4 140 MB/s
Read 453
Write 388
Mixed 254
SusWrite 89.1
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 28.9
4K Mixed 17
71% 22.8 MB/s
DQ Read 114
DQ Write 36
DQ Mixed 40.6
39% 63.7 MB/s
323GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UK500000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 39 1.3 1.1 32 34 MB/s
Read 427
Write 342
Mixed 293
SusWrite 44
62% 277 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 42.4
4K Mixed 19.7
78% 27.3 MB/s
DQ Read 85.7
DQ Write 57.1
DQ Mixed 44.6
40% 62.5 MB/s
328GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UK510000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 36 30 12 121 175 MB/s
Read 424
Write 332
Mixed 321
SusWrite 89.5
65% 292 MB/s
4K Read 15.5
4K Write 25.8
4K Mixed 14.9
56% 18.7 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 72
DQ Mixed 45.2
47% 77.6 MB/s
286GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UK500000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 8.6 12 2.8 22 50 MB/s
Read 427
Write 337
Mixed 299
SusWrite 36.3
61% 275 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 37.4
4K Mixed 18
67% 23.8 MB/s
DQ Read 46.1
DQ Write 85.9
DQ Mixed 46
41% 59.3 MB/s
235GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UK500000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 3.5 11 2.9 87 70 MB/s
Read 453
Write 168
Mixed 257
SusWrite 59.6
52% 234 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 27.5
4K Mixed 4.8
55% 18.4 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 84.9
DQ Mixed 45.9
50% 83.6 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 35,134,987 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS480G2G0B-00EPW0 480GB Builds (Compare 42,462 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $531

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