Average Bench: 95.9% (219th of 1011)

Based on 7,222 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB averaged just 4.0% 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 195MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB is 53.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 290MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 345MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,222 samples)
Min Avg Max
287 Read 432 505
267 Write 394 482
184 Mixed 290 396
173 SusWrite 345 428
81.9% 365 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.9 4K Read 31.4 40.8
39.5 4K Write 83.2 116
20.8 4K Mixed 40.8 54.3
144% 51.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
40.8 DQ Read 320 386
105 DQ Write 271 332
55.5 DQ Mixed 195 263
173% 262 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 372 424 426 429 429 429 MB/s
Read 452
Write 424
Mixed 350
SusWrite 418
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 54.1
198% 72.4 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 163
173% 288 MB/s
373GB free
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 414 416 412 416 418 MB/s
Read 485
Write 411
Mixed 344
SusWrite 412
93% 413 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 69.6
4K Mixed 40.8
143% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 247
204% 294 MB/s
380GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 372 372 367 403 332 372 MB/s
Read 444
Write 392
Mixed 299
SusWrite 370
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 74.8
4K Mixed 44.4
133% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 260
217% 315 MB/s
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 396 404 271 324 165 MB/s
Read 488
Write 437
Mixed 333
SusWrite 318
88% 394 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 76.2
4K Mixed 44.1
150% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 240
185% 253 MB/s
313GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 186 177 173 187 186 MB/s
Read 351
Write 305
Mixed 254
SusWrite 182
61% 273 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 72.3
4K Mixed 36.7
119% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 214
166% 230 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,368,697 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB Builds (Compare 25,884 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $111

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $447

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