Average Bench: 98.7% (210th of 1011)

Based on 1,610 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0B

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0B 500GB averaged just 1.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC WDS500G2B0B 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 241MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0B 500GB is 45.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WDC WDS500G2B0B 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 287MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 381MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,610 samples)
Min Avg Max
347 Read 461 511
306 Write 415 478
193 Mixed 287 386
238 SusWrite 381 425
86.7% 386 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 4K Read 31.6 40.3
39.2 4K Write 81 114
19.8 4K Mixed 39.9 53.5
142% 50.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
160 DQ Read 315 379
123 DQ Write 275 334
89.1 DQ Mixed 241 288
195% 277 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
284GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 236 413 435 434 434 433 MB/s
Read 510
Write 479
Mixed 384
SusWrite 398
100% 443 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 55.3
198% 72.8 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 285
234% 334 MB/s
76GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 406 405 406 408 398 392 MB/s
Read 511
Write 489
Mixed 346
SusWrite 402
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 52.1
189% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 281
232% 332 MB/s
388GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 415 421 413 420 419 MB/s
Read 473
Write 458
Mixed 294
SusWrite 417
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 88.8
4K Mixed 45.4
153% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 207
194% 302 MB/s
427GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 402 406 405 406 402 MB/s
Read 448
Write 412
Mixed 231
SusWrite 403
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 73.2
4K Mixed 30.8
124% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 219
197% 299 MB/s
376GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 371 396 405 415 419 419 MB/s
Read 477
Write 425
Mixed 279
SusWrite 404
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 74.8
4K Mixed 37.1
138% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 178
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 212
154% 198 MB/s
269GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 360 360 367 365 376 MB/s
Read 453
Write 414
Mixed 218
SusWrite 364
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 55.5
4K Mixed 28.6
110% 37.8 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 143
157% 265 MB/s
274GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 378 404 392 393 395 MB/s
Read 438
Write 419
Mixed 247
SusWrite 393
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 28.3
4K Mixed 21.1
70% 22.7 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 271
226% 326 MB/s
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Typical WDS500G2B0B 500GB Builds (Compare 25,883 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $111

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $447

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