Average Bench: 98.8% (211th of 1016)

Based on 2,059 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0B

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0B 500GB averaged just 1.2% 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 244MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0B 500GB is 41.2%. 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 286MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 376MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,059 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 466 511
295 Write 413 480
200 Mixed 286 393
196 SusWrite 376 423
86.5% 385 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 4K Read 31.8 40.3
41 4K Write 80.2 114
23.3 4K Mixed 40.3 52.2
142% 50.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
160 DQ Read 318 379
140 DQ Write 276 336
123 DQ Mixed 244 287
198% 280 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
261GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 370 429 431 424 430 425 MB/s
Read 512
Write 371
Mixed 299
SusWrite 418
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 50
177% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 183
184% 298 MB/s
416GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 418 338 428 429 431 429 MB/s
Read 483
Write 419
Mixed 362
SusWrite 412
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 51.7
178% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 283
231% 329 MB/s
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 388 390 398 401 396 MB/s
Read 508
Write 477
Mixed 322
SusWrite 391
95% 425 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 45.2
179% 66.5 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 270
208% 283 MB/s
252GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 395 392 397 395 389 MB/s
Read 478
Write 424
Mixed 291
SusWrite 397
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 95.1
4K Mixed 46
166% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 215
198% 306 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 397 411 352 417 406 MB/s
Read 492
Write 361
Mixed 262
SusWrite 397
85% 378 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 94.2
4K Mixed 41.4
157% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 273
223% 318 MB/s
394GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 379 383 390 393 386 MB/s
Read 464
Write 438
Mixed 248
SusWrite 388
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 59.9
4K Mixed 23
99% 36 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 62
DQ Mixed 91
73% 106 MB/s
215GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 348 375 386 363 380 398 MB/s
Read 347
Write 387
Mixed 192
SusWrite 375
73% 325 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 95.2
4K Mixed 16.4
99% 43.2 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 211
172% 246 MB/s
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Typical WDS500G2B0B 500GB Builds (Compare 30,970 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 - $112

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $454

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