Average Bench: 92.5% (285th of 1058)

Based on 14,276 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDBNCE5000PNC

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDBNCE5000PNC 500GB averaged just 7.4% 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 203MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDBNCE5000PNC 500GB is 48.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WDC WDBNCE5000PNC 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 265MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 282MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,276 samples)
Min Avg Max
303 Read 437 504
248 Write 371 483
194 Mixed 282 379
131 SusWrite 265 429
75.9% 339 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 32.1 40.3
44.5 4K Write 84.4 115
23.2 4K Mixed 41.6 53.4
147% 52.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
162 DQ Read 337 387
112 DQ Write 269 330
71.6 DQ Mixed 203 260
179% 270 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 268 264 211 219 286 MB/s
Read 495
Write 393
Mixed 291
SusWrite 262
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 85.7
4K Mixed 47.3
162% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 202
191% 298 MB/s
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 327 244 394 351 246 MB/s
Read 448
Write 370
Mixed 291
SusWrite 322
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 78.5
4K Mixed 30.6
136% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 238
188% 260 MB/s
308GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 309 327 333 329 331 MB/s
Read 353
Write 334
Mixed 306
SusWrite 324
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 61.9
4K Mixed 40.4
133% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 223
171% 233 MB/s
443GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 415020RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 236 217 211 210 215 211 MB/s
Read 389
Write 391
Mixed 178
SusWrite 217
66% 294 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 71.5
4K Mixed 41.1
139% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 220
173% 239 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: 415000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 143 130 40 97 103 MB/s
Read 319
Write 305
Mixed 146
SusWrite 113
49% 221 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 75.8
4K Mixed 28
127% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 82.7
125% 239 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,245,213 SSDs tested.

Typical WDBNCE5000PNC 500GB Builds (Compare 94,027 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 94%
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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