Average Bench: 96.4% (201st of 1000)

Based on 575 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0A

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0A 500GB averaged just 3.6% 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 235MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 38.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0A 500GB is 49.9%. 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 283MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 368MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 575 samples)
Min Avg Max
327 Read 449 511
290 Write 409 482
188 Mixed 283 388
204 SusWrite 368 418
84.7% 377 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.4 4K Read 30.1 39.8
39.9 4K Write 78.2 120
23 4K Mixed 38.9 52.8
137% 49.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.4 DQ Read 325 380
89.4 DQ Write 288 343
42.6 DQ Mixed 235 288
196% 282 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 391 375 399 399 396 404 MB/s
Read 508
Write 443
Mixed 220
SusWrite 394
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 55.3
198% 73.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 286
232% 330 MB/s
358GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 392 386 396 409 403 405 MB/s
Read 498
Write 482
Mixed 282
SusWrite 398
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 45.1
166% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 288
235% 335 MB/s
382GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 384 375 375 392 381 MB/s
Read 494
Write 456
Mixed 282
SusWrite 382
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 42
160% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 275
222% 314 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 467 418 387 390 387 391 MB/s
Read 493
Write 466
Mixed 393
SusWrite 407
99% 440 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 54.7
4K Mixed 35.3
118% 39.6 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 283
232% 331 MB/s
406GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 374 384 368 379 403 393 MB/s
Read 494
Write 443
Mixed 296
SusWrite 384
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 50.3
4K Mixed 36.5
110% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 241
188% 265 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 273 251 142 118 117 134 MB/s
Read 503
Write 412
Mixed 169
SusWrite 172
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 38.7
150% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 268
205% 281 MB/s
320GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 224 222 228 228 228 MB/s
Read 372
Write 227
Mixed 218
SusWrite 215
58% 258 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 70.2
4K Mixed 44
147% 49.8 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 184
140% 190 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 97 97 119 117 110 MB/s
Read 500
Write 262
Mixed 136
SusWrite 114
56% 253 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 86.2
4K Mixed 21.9
128% 48 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 107
118% 205 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,382,721 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS500G2B0A 500GB Builds (Compare 2,335 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus TUF X470-PLUS GAMING

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $558

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