Average Bench: 98.7% (212th of 1016)

Based on 4,006 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 234MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0A 500GB is 51%. 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 291MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 362MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,006 samples)
Min Avg Max
346 Read 459 513
268 Write 409 484
187 Mixed 291 392
186 SusWrite 362 424
85.4% 380 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 32.4 40.6
39.4 4K Write 82 116
22.5 4K Mixed 41 53.6
145% 51.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.6 DQ Read 321 380
96.3 DQ Write 279 339
48.9 DQ Mixed 234 288
194% 278 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
67GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 405 421 412 409 419 MB/s
Read 503
Write 483
Mixed 384
SusWrite 421
101% 448 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 51.6
180% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 287
234% 334 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 397 399 400 399 401 MB/s
Read 497
Write 431
Mixed 191
SusWrite 401
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 48.2
164% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 141
165% 285 MB/s
269GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 297 334 350 359 362 358 MB/s
Read 390
Write 109
Mixed 249
SusWrite 343
61% 273 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 62.1
4K Mixed 35.2
121% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 28.4
DQ Write 93.5
DQ Mixed 31.5
33% 51.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,625,156 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS500G2B0A 500GB Builds (Compare 36,613 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $462

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