Average Bench: 97.7% (247th of 1058)

Based on 21,647 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0A

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0A 500GB averaged just 2.3% 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 234MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0A 500GB is 49%. 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 348MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,647 samples)
Min Avg Max
338 Read 460 512
251 Write 404 483
189 Mixed 285 390
153 SusWrite 348 425
84% 374 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 32 40.6
40.9 4K Write 80.7 116
23.6 4K Mixed 40.4 53.7
143% 51 MB/s
Min Avg Max
203 DQ Read 339 380
107 DQ Write 284 339
83.1 DQ Mixed 234 287
196% 286 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 380 380 382 325 346 MB/s
Read 501
Write 422
Mixed 366
SusWrite 366
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 51.5
178% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 254
215% 314 MB/s
257GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 443 407 413 412 408 419 MB/s
Read 495
Write 458
Mixed 358
SusWrite 417
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 90.2
4K Mixed 43.6
154% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 283
232% 330 MB/s
294GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 396 400 407 358 380 MB/s
Read 503
Write 458
Mixed 314
SusWrite 390
93% 416 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 73.3
4K Mixed 39.4
141% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 283
233% 334 MB/s
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 287 266 258 198 223 227 MB/s
Read 504
Write 408
Mixed 231
SusWrite 243
77% 347 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 90.4
4K Mixed 48.6
152% 55.6 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 231
205% 309 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 288 370 375 398 380 404 MB/s
Read 308
Write 379
Mixed 329
SusWrite 369
78% 346 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 67.2
4K Mixed 28.3
115% 41.3 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 286
233% 331 MB/s
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 359 389 389 382 365 MB/s
Read 354
Write 387
Mixed 274
SusWrite 369
78% 346 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 29.9
4K Mixed 18.7
64% 21.6 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 251
209% 302 MB/s
275GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 383 393 330 397 401 MB/s
Read 401
Write 354
Mixed 217
SusWrite 381
76% 338 MB/s
4K Read 15
4K Write 36.4
4K Mixed 21
69% 24.1 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 65.8
DQ Mixed 89.1
73% 106 MB/s
194GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 259 307 275 237 272 288 MB/s
Read 328
Write 312
Mixed 224
SusWrite 273
64% 284 MB/s
4K Read 12.4
4K Write 24.4
4K Mixed 16.6
53% 17.8 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 179
174% 278 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,208,176 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS500G2B0A 500GB Builds (Compare 93,929 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,000

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