Average Bench: 98.2% (208th of 1009)

Based on 1,159 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0A

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0A 500GB averaged just 1.7% 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 241MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0A 500GB is 46.8%. 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 285MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 376MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,159 samples)
Min Avg Max
342 Read 450 511
292 Write 413 485
197 Mixed 285 393
231 SusWrite 376 425
85.6% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.9 4K Read 31 40.1
34.6 4K Write 79.7 116
22.1 4K Mixed 39.9 52.9
140% 50.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
120 DQ Read 332 380
102 DQ Write 290 345
54.4 DQ Mixed 241 291
200% 288 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
433GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 392 407 422 421 421 MB/s
Read 507
Write 479
Mixed 370
SusWrite 411
99% 442 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 95.1
4K Mixed 49.8
171% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 287
234% 333 MB/s
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 376 412 413 422 422 MB/s
Read 458
Write 382
Mixed 259
SusWrite 397
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 95.3
4K Mixed 48.2
170% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 286
232% 330 MB/s
345GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 342 386 384 394 381 386 MB/s
Read 509
Write 471
Mixed 263
SusWrite 379
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 94.1
4K Mixed 45.9
166% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 275
228% 329 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 452 447 418 415 418 423 MB/s
Read 499
Write 438
Mixed 385
SusWrite 429
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 49.5
169% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 205
155% 209 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 410 403 424 414 428 MB/s
Read 508
Write 480
Mixed 400
SusWrite 416
102% 451 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 73.9
4K Mixed 42
146% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 286
228% 320 MB/s
393GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 428 430 423 426 427 MB/s
Read 454
Write 429
Mixed 222
SusWrite 426
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 52.3
4K Mixed 30.5
111% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 237
210% 315 MB/s
347GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 377 410 413 410 409 408 MB/s
Read 446
Write 360
Mixed 316
SusWrite 404
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 62.8
4K Mixed 29.9
122% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 227
180% 249 MB/s
216GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 418 402 394 394 398 398 MB/s
Read 401
Write 438
Mixed 259
SusWrite 401
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 60.8
4K Mixed 22.3
108% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 65.4
DQ Mixed 53.3
56% 93.8 MB/s
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Typical WDS500G2B0A 500GB Builds (Compare 16,686 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 121% - Outstanding Total price: $511

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