Average Bench: 99.3% (217th of 1026)

Based on 7,944 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0A

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0A 500GB averaged just 0.7% 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 240MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.4MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0A 500GB is 50.1%. 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 289MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 382MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,944 samples)
Min Avg Max
347 Read 461 512
316 Write 420 487
190 Mixed 289 394
237 SusWrite 382 425
87.1% 388 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 31.6 40.4
35 4K Write 80 114
21.2 4K Mixed 40.4 53.8
142% 50.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
162 DQ Read 330 380
97 DQ Write 281 345
90.1 DQ Mixed 240 290
198% 283 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
273GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 400 414 418 417 418 MB/s
Read 477
Write 379
Mixed 304
SusWrite 411
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 81.2
4K Mixed 46.2
156% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 215
198% 305 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 282 279 361 412 409 363 MB/s
Read 501
Write 343
Mixed 322
SusWrite 351
85% 379 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 94.7
4K Mixed 48.6
171% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 214
178% 262 MB/s
433GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 399 405 415 412 419 MB/s
Read 460
Write 442
Mixed 351
SusWrite 408
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 52
4K Mixed 31.4
110% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 281
229% 326 MB/s
411GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 387 386 370 390 408 417 MB/s
Read 461
Write 396
Mixed 304
SusWrite 393
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 55.2
4K Mixed 29.5
112% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 266
219% 314 MB/s
438GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 389 380 410 417 416 413 MB/s
Read 349
Write 442
Mixed 244
SusWrite 404
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 55.6
4K Mixed 23.6
104% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 287
231% 326 MB/s
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 251 362 412 375 304 323 MB/s
Read 487
Write 427
Mixed 273
SusWrite 338
85% 381 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 38.1
4K Mixed 30.6
102% 32.4 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 226
174% 243 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 375 363 387 396 410 408 MB/s
Read 313
Write 265
Mixed 216
SusWrite 390
67% 296 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 30.1
112% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 210
164% 226 MB/s
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Typical WDS500G2B0A 500GB Builds (Compare 66,017 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $627

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