Average Bench: 100% (224th of 1040)

Based on 6,442 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0B

Outstanding average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0B 500GB averaged 0.3% higher 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 41.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0B 500GB is 40.3%. 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 289MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 364MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,442 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 470 513
270 Write 418 485
192 Mixed 289 385
170 SusWrite 364 426
86.5% 385 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.1 4K Read 32.8 40.4
47.2 4K Write 85.6 113
25.8 4K Mixed 41.8 53.7
149% 53.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
217 DQ Read 320 380
176 DQ Write 277 336
130 DQ Mixed 241 287
196% 279 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
397GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 427 411 407 410 409 MB/s
Read 510
Write 252
Mixed 380
SusWrite 418
87% 390 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 53.6
191% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 288
235% 334 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 414 400 415 400 418 MB/s
Read 505
Write 459
Mixed 212
SusWrite 409
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 46.7
162% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 285
233% 333 MB/s
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 274 411 429 428 432 422 MB/s
Read 476
Write 396
Mixed 254
SusWrite 399
86% 381 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 83.9
4K Mixed 45.9
154% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 273
220% 310 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 212 365 259 352 328 MB/s
Read 464
Write 416
Mixed 269
SusWrite 299
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 50.7
165% 62.5 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 265
205% 280 MB/s
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 330 297 280 290 287 298 MB/s
Read 455
Write 267
Mixed 240
SusWrite 297
70% 315 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 51.9
182% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 40
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 35.7
39% 62.6 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 430 438 433 431 429 420 MB/s
Read 415
Write 406
Mixed 338
SusWrite 430
90% 397 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 49.3
4K Mixed 32.6
102% 34.7 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 260
212% 302 MB/s
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 256 219 250 181 227 MB/s
Read 497
Write 356
Mixed 282
SusWrite 254
78% 347 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 68.7
4K Mixed 42.4
142% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 136
120% 180 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 WDS500G2B0B 500GB Builds (Compare 49,167 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $852

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