Average Bench: 98.3% (218th of 1026)

Based on 22,447 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB averaged just 1.6% 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 208MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 42.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB is 44%. 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 298MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 324MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,447 samples)
Min Avg Max
312 Read 449 506
293 Write 406 487
193 Mixed 298 389
187 SusWrite 324 433
82.9% 369 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.4 4K Read 33.4 40.9
45.7 4K Write 86.7 114
25 4K Mixed 42.6 54.3
151% 54.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
211 DQ Read 344 387
146 DQ Write 281 332
85.8 DQ Mixed 208 262
184% 278 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 491 434 428 425 426 427 MB/s
Read 511
Write 495
Mixed 405
SusWrite 438
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 56.3
199% 72.6 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 265
225% 329 MB/s
372GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 411040WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 349 243 255 258 257 256 MB/s
Read 442
Write 287
Mixed 293
SusWrite 270
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 98
4K Mixed 51.9
173% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 253
216% 318 MB/s
237GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 389 390 399 391 376 256 MB/s
Read 492
Write 390
Mixed 192
SusWrite 367
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 89.6
4K Mixed 41.7
148% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 86.7
139% 267 MB/s
345GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 411040WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 280 254 257 255 257 252 MB/s
Read 382
Write 330
Mixed 259
SusWrite 259
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 49.4
4K Mixed 33.8
106% 35.8 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 178
176% 283 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,478,235 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB Builds (Compare 66,243 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $623

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