Average Bench: 99.2% (211th of 1017)

Based on 1,500 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDBNCE5000PNC

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDBNCE5000PNC 500GB averaged just 0.7% 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 198MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 42.3MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDBNCE5000PNC 500GB is 51%. 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 300MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 351MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,500 samples)
Min Avg Max
302 Read 447 505
283 Write 405 485
193 Mixed 300 397
197 SusWrite 351 440
84.3% 376 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.2 4K Read 33.1 40.9
49.9 4K Write 86.4 119
25.1 4K Mixed 42.3 54.5
150% 53.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
134 DQ Read 330 387
105 DQ Write 276 336
70.3 DQ Mixed 198 264
177% 268 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
343GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 437 435 437 434 435 414 MB/s
Read 500
Write 482
Mixed 395
SusWrite 432
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 95.8
4K Mixed 51.4
176% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 262
223% 328 MB/s
299GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401120RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 382 419 423 425 424 412 MB/s
Read 499
Write 471
Mixed 264
SusWrite 414
92% 412 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 35.1
163% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 137
163% 284 MB/s
307GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401120RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 351 426 424 433 428 428 MB/s
Read 484
Write 453
Mixed 296
SusWrite 415
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 84.8
4K Mixed 47.3
162% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 237
203% 299 MB/s
266GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 411040RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 291 259 259 262 258 259 MB/s
Read 500
Write 393
Mixed 265
SusWrite 265
79% 356 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 52.1
184% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 256
210% 302 MB/s
435GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 406 391 412 416 424 426 MB/s
Read 391
Write 401
Mixed 247
SusWrite 413
82% 363 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 69.3
4K Mixed 43
141% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 75.5
131% 257 MB/s
370GB free
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 426 424 430 429 430 MB/s
Read 504
Write 466
Mixed 184
SusWrite 429
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 57.1
4K Mixed 42.8
135% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 186
153% 226 MB/s
410GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 411040RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 264 260 261 260 259 MB/s
Read 454
Write 439
Mixed 316
SusWrite 251
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 33.4
145% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 258
210% 299 MB/s
304GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 411040RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 246 247 251 246 251 252 MB/s
Read 292
Write 296
Mixed 177
SusWrite 249
57% 254 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 52.2
4K Mixed 24.8
98% 34.1 MB/s
DQ Read 128
DQ Write 56.4
DQ Mixed 75
60% 86.5 MB/s
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Typical WDBNCE5000PNC 500GB Builds (Compare 45,434 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $553

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