Average Bench: 98.5% (261st of 1072)

Based on 24,830 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0A

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0A 500GB averaged just 1.5% 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 238MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0A 500GB is 46.3%. 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 351MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,830 samples)
Min Avg Max
344 Read 455 513
214 Write 397 485
174 Mixed 289 397
148 SusWrite 351 428
83.7% 373 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.9 4K Read 32.5 40.6
41.8 4K Write 83.5 118
23.2 4K Mixed 40.5 53.9
145% 52.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
218 DQ Read 340 379
165 DQ Write 288 340
124 DQ Mixed 238 289
199% 289 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
397GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 410 418 422 425 419 MB/s
Read 504
Write 452
Mixed 250
SusWrite 420
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 57.8
199% 74.4 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 189
185% 294 MB/s
348GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 397 419 414 413 418 MB/s
Read 511
Write 492
Mixed 342
SusWrite 413
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 52.8
186% 67.4 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 226
204% 311 MB/s
269GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 322 410 430 417 434 MB/s
Read 486
Write 428
Mixed 197
SusWrite 390
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 52.1
4K Mixed 34.2
109% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 264
220% 320 MB/s
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 390 261 250 162 160 135 MB/s
Read 486
Write 447
Mixed 219
SusWrite 226
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 52.6
4K Mixed 34.4
114% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 282
227% 320 MB/s
238GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 309 304 294 285 268 230 MB/s
Read 474
Write 428
Mixed 317
SusWrite 281
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 32.4
4K Mixed 27.8
93% 29 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 157
DQ Mixed 224
172% 238 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,598,672 SSDs tested

Typical WDS500G2B0A 500GB Builds (Compare 23,243 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $599

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