Average Bench: 93.5% (291st of 1072)

Based on 97,462 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB averaged just 6.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 208MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 42MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB is 43.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 260MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 284MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 97,462 samples)
Min Avg Max
304 Read 436 504
249 Write 376 480
165 Mixed 284 381
130 SusWrite 260 423
75.9% 339 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.9 4K Read 32.9 40.6
48.5 4K Write 87.2 115
24.5 4K Mixed 42 53.5
150% 54 MB/s
Min Avg Max
219 DQ Read 350 386
138 DQ Write 274 329
91.3 DQ Mixed 208 260
184% 278 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
267GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401020WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 361 295 404 422 423 MB/s
Read 399
Write 315
Mixed 379
SusWrite 373
83% 366 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 51.6
163% 62.6 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 99
142% 266 MB/s
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401020WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 430 433 432 414 436 MB/s
Read 338
Write 355
Mixed 383
SusWrite 427
85% 376 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 39.1
158% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 250
198% 276 MB/s
319GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 415020WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 210 207 212 215 221 MB/s
Read 495
Write 276
Mixed 267
SusWrite 218
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 87.4
4K Mixed 46.9
162% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 198
180% 278 MB/s
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 415000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 207 211 213 213 213 MB/s
Read 357
Write 306
Mixed 353
SusWrite 216
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 50.6
179% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 258
208% 298 MB/s
330GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 411040WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 271 186 187 239 238 237 MB/s
Read 451
Write 439
Mixed 225
SusWrite 226
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 69.6
4K Mixed 39.4
134% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 240
206% 303 MB/s
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 415000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 111 143 177 90 38 MB/s
Read 439
Write 251
Mixed 244
SusWrite 131
59% 266 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 59.5
4K Mixed 31.7
114% 39.7 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 222
193% 289 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,677,518 SSDs tested

Typical WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB Builds (Compare 3,977 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asrock B560M-C

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $270

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