Average Bench: 97.7% (249th of 1057)

Based on 17,761 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 241MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.2MB/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 289MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 353MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,761 samples)
Min Avg Max
347 Read 459 513
246 Write 402 486
184 Mixed 289 394
144 SusWrite 353 428
84.3% 375 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.8 4K Read 31.9 40.8
36.2 4K Write 78.9 115
24.3 4K Mixed 40.2 53.9
142% 50.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
219 DQ Read 344 380
148 DQ Write 286 339
126 DQ Mixed 241 289
201% 290 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 490 437 399 399 403 402 MB/s
Read 500
Write 489
Mixed 386
SusWrite 422
101% 449 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 53.4
189% 68.7 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 287
235% 334 MB/s
343GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 414 390 397 395 400 MB/s
Read 509
Write 487
Mixed 385
SusWrite 411
101% 448 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 95.8
4K Mixed 50
173% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 289
237% 338 MB/s
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 353 326 352 290 258 281 MB/s
Read 510
Write 465
Mixed 272
SusWrite 310
87% 389 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 33
160% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 278
230% 330 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 90WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 309 280 245 219 190 234 MB/s
Read 438
Write 347
Mixed 299
SusWrite 246
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 45.8
161% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 281
227% 323 MB/s
101GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 394 387 394 385 392 MB/s
Read 484
Write 411
Mixed 334
SusWrite 392
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 60.5
4K Mixed 33.8
107% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 189
184% 294 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 367 286 291 216 217 238 MB/s
Read 426
Write 284
Mixed 249
SusWrite 269
69% 307 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 58.1
4K Mixed 33.6
112% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 282
229% 325 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,075,775 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS500G2B0A 500GB Builds (Compare 84,891 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: 64% - Good Total price: $963

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