Average Bench: 96% (224th of 1016)

Based on 11,158 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 200MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB is 50.7%. 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 291MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 315MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,158 samples)
Min Avg Max
301 Read 443 504
272 Write 394 484
197 Mixed 291 390
187 SusWrite 315 427
81% 361 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.5 4K Read 32 41.2
42.1 4K Write 85 116
21 4K Mixed 41.7 54.2
147% 52.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
53 DQ Read 331 387
98.2 DQ Write 276 334
54.8 DQ Mixed 200 262
178% 269 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
368GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 426 424 432 434 436 MB/s
Read 474
Write 405
Mixed 292
SusWrite 407
88% 394 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 96.2
4K Mixed 51.5
177% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 230
204% 309 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 225 247 326 420 420 205 MB/s
Read 506
Write 490
Mixed 345
SusWrite 307
92% 412 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 94.2
4K Mixed 44.9
166% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 141
134% 202 MB/s
267GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 411030WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 303 252 251 244 247 249 MB/s
Read 498
Write 395
Mixed 255
SusWrite 258
78% 351 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 95.7
4K Mixed 40.8
145% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 180
181% 293 MB/s
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 113 114 143 106 184 MB/s
Read 497
Write 392
Mixed 243
SusWrite 142
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 40.6
167% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 246
210% 311 MB/s
268GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 402 408 388 271 296 MB/s
Read 412
Write 401
Mixed 256
SusWrite 346
80% 354 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 75.6
4K Mixed 21.6
121% 44.1 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 239
184% 250 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 114 99 103 89 103 MB/s
Read 466
Write 393
Mixed 332
SusWrite 107
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 91.4
4K Mixed 29.3
142% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 137
139% 230 MB/s
442GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 411030WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 238 252 259 265 257 257 MB/s
Read 401
Write 380
Mixed 227
SusWrite 255
71% 316 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 63.5
4K Mixed 27.1
98% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 236
197% 288 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 215 271 272 304 177 MB/s
Read 368
Write 357
Mixed 320
SusWrite 263
74% 327 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 65.9
4K Mixed 23.7
109% 39.5 MB/s
DQ Read 27.5
DQ Write 82.4
DQ Mixed 15.8
23% 41.9 MB/s
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Typical WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB Builds (Compare 30,867 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 - $112

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $454

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