Average Bench: 95.3% (247th of 1040)

Based on 31,319 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB averaged just 4.6% 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 205MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 42.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB is 45.1%. 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 286MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 291MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,319 samples)
Min Avg Max
315 Read 446 505
254 Write 384 484
186 Mixed 286 385
153 SusWrite 291 429
78.8% 352 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 32.4 40.8
44.8 4K Write 86 114
25.3 4K Mixed 42.1 53.9
149% 53.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
176 DQ Read 342 387
157 DQ Write 276 331
80.5 DQ Mixed 205 261
182% 274 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
98GB free
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 318 357 403 416 411 421 MB/s
Read 500
Write 480
Mixed 400
SusWrite 388
99% 442 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 87.4
4K Mixed 46.6
161% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 260
220% 322 MB/s
408GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 411040WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 259 254 253 259 258 MB/s
Read 486
Write 337
Mixed 257
SusWrite 260
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 48.7
170% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 157
164% 271 MB/s
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 415000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 217 216 214 219 216 MB/s
Read 473
Write 306
Mixed 234
SusWrite 220
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 52
170% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 258
210% 299 MB/s
383GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 411040WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 256 262 260 262 264 MB/s
Read 500
Write 414
Mixed 244
SusWrite 262
79% 355 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 82
4K Mixed 46.2
158% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 183
165% 252 MB/s
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 282 352 274 267 212 183 MB/s
Read 456
Write 322
Mixed 213
SusWrite 262
70% 313 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 73.3
4K Mixed 37.5
135% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 259
216% 314 MB/s
126GB free
Firmware: 411030WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 272 285 258 259 260 258 MB/s
Read 498
Write 351
Mixed 338
SusWrite 265
81% 363 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 69.4
4K Mixed 45.3
135% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 221
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 128
116% 178 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401020WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 185 131 151 166 132 MB/s
Read 474
Write 418
Mixed 277
SusWrite 176
75% 336 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 87.7
4K Mixed 36.2
138% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 174
176% 287 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,129,849 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB Builds (Compare 47,994 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $121

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $909

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