Average Bench: 98.6% (246th of 1058)

Based on 9,952 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0B

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0B 500GB averaged just 1.4% 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 238MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0B 500GB is 42%. 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 282MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 346MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,952 samples)
Min Avg Max
360 Read 466 514
269 Write 407 482
186 Mixed 282 387
150 SusWrite 346 427
84.1% 375 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 4K Read 32.8 40.6
41.2 4K Write 84 114
24 4K Mixed 41.5 53.9
147% 52.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
219 DQ Read 322 379
161 DQ Write 274 334
133 DQ Mixed 238 285
195% 278 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 409 395 411 347 406 335 MB/s
Read 513
Write 471
Mixed 390
SusWrite 384
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 53.3
185% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 263
204% 281 MB/s
248GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 392 410 417 427 425 MB/s
Read 512
Write 461
Mixed 250
SusWrite 411
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 53.4
175% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 260
204% 283 MB/s
446GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 424 423 417 429 422 MB/s
Read 500
Write 477
Mixed 295
SusWrite 421
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 35.7
175% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 284
230% 327 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 376 385 347 408 409 417 MB/s
Read 494
Write 410
Mixed 294
SusWrite 390
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 40.6
168% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 228
204% 309 MB/s
298GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 359 383 369 380 386 MB/s
Read 488
Write 462
Mixed 375
SusWrite 356
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 53.9
4K Mixed 33.2
113% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 280
225% 317 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 171 140 145 144 136 MB/s
Read 503
Write 426
Mixed 311
SusWrite 156
78% 349 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 49.1
168% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 149
126% 185 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,402,781 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS500G2B0B 500GB Builds (Compare 77,346 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $859

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