Average Bench: 98.7% (209th of 1011)

Based on 3,088 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 236MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0A 500GB is 45.2%. 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 286MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 377MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,088 samples)
Min Avg Max
343 Read 457 512
290 Write 414 484
191 Mixed 286 388
252 SusWrite 377 423
86.1% 383 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.7 4K Read 31.2 40.3
40.6 4K Write 80.5 118
23.1 4K Mixed 40 53.5
141% 50.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
112 DQ Read 328 380
140 DQ Write 288 340
101 DQ Mixed 236 289
197% 284 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
138GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 481 420 424 361 425 414 MB/s
Read 507
Write 490
Mixed 401
SusWrite 421
102% 455 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 54.9
193% 70.4 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 292
238% 339 MB/s
399GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 408 397 418 424 420 MB/s
Read 502
Write 178
Mixed 235
SusWrite 411
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 47.7
164% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 275
224% 318 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 442 422 423 422 419 MB/s
Read 486
Write 463
Mixed 402
SusWrite 429
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 44
152% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 293
240% 341 MB/s
419GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 357 398 399 398 397 MB/s
Read 480
Write 464
Mixed 344
SusWrite 368
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 50.5
4K Mixed 36
116% 38.2 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 272
220% 311 MB/s
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 228 261 181 207 150 MB/s
Read 427
Write 345
Mixed 156
SusWrite 196
62% 281 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 94
4K Mixed 22.1
136% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 98.2
115% 206 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,132,584 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS500G2B0A 500GB Builds (Compare 25,398 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $111

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $474

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