Average Bench: 98.7% (229th of 1040)

Based on 12,661 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0A

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0A 500GB averaged just 1.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC WDS500G2B0A 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 239MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0A 500GB is 46.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WDC WDS500G2B0A 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 290MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 368MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,661 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 462 512
307 Write 413 486
192 Mixed 290 389
184 SusWrite 368 427
86% 383 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 31.7 40.4
40.6 4K Write 80.5 114
23.2 4K Mixed 40.2 53.6
142% 50.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
159 DQ Read 332 380
137 DQ Write 286 339
89 DQ Mixed 239 288
198% 286 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
385GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 414 422 411 412 416 MB/s
Read 512
Write 490
Mixed 382
SusWrite 420
101% 451 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 52.2
181% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 282
232% 333 MB/s
348GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 423 388 374 398 395 393 MB/s
Read 506
Write 448
Mixed 395
SusWrite 395
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 53
184% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 287
235% 335 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 479 456 429 429 430 431 MB/s
Read 502
Write 474
Mixed 387
SusWrite 442
102% 451 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 92.2
4K Mixed 47
164% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 286
234% 332 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 381 401 293 370 408 MB/s
Read 447
Write 434
Mixed 343
SusWrite 376
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 47.5
162% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 282
229% 326 MB/s
422GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 403 403 417 416 413 408 MB/s
Read 498
Write 477
Mixed 403
SusWrite 410
101% 447 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 69.6
4K Mixed 42
142% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 287
234% 332 MB/s
240GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 372 422 427 418 430 426 MB/s
Read 370
Write 311
Mixed 288
SusWrite 416
78% 346 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 28.3
137% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 287
234% 332 MB/s
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 334 326 327 348 349 MB/s
Read 350
Write 321
Mixed 234
SusWrite 339
70% 311 MB/s
4K Read 11.1
4K Write 21.3
4K Mixed 9.4
40% 13.9 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 194
186% 293 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,129,171 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS500G2B0A 500GB Builds (Compare 47,988 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $121

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $909

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