Average Bench: 93.3% (277th of 1058)

Based on 64,144 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB averaged just 6.6% 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 203MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB is 54.5%. 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 281MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 289MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 64,144 samples)
Min Avg Max
291 Read 435 505
254 Write 380 483
189 Mixed 289 387
146 SusWrite 281 429
77.6% 346 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.5 4K Read 32.6 40.8
42 4K Write 84.3 114
22.3 4K Mixed 41.5 53.8
147% 52.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
132 DQ Read 332 387
92.2 DQ Write 264 331
67 DQ Mixed 203 260
178% 266 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
419GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 415000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 216 203 207 211 207 MB/s
Read 504
Write 453
Mixed 277
SusWrite 211
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 53
187% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 241
206% 303 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 411040WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 478 299 261 261 261 262 MB/s
Read 495
Write 412
Mixed 363
SusWrite 304
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 60.2
4K Mixed 51.1
156% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 256
218% 320 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 369 299 226 186 231 217 MB/s
Read 450
Write 487
Mixed 226
SusWrite 254
79% 354 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 45.2
167% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 258
217% 316 MB/s
255GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 411040WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 366 260 257 256 258 259 MB/s
Read 498
Write 448
Mixed 372
SusWrite 276
89% 398 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 93.8
4K Mixed 48.9
169% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 209
160% 218 MB/s
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 415000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 232 209 205 209 207 210 MB/s
Read 430
Write 321
Mixed 290
SusWrite 212
70% 313 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 92.8
4K Mixed 49.2
156% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 240
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 200
154% 210 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 192 335 293 229 314 MB/s
Read 327
Write 339
Mixed 254
SusWrite 278
68% 300 MB/s
4K Read 19.1
4K Write 70.3
4K Mixed 36
112% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 247
212% 312 MB/s
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 415000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 224 205 211 209 208 212 MB/s
Read 411
Write 361
Mixed 272
SusWrite 212
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 78.7
4K Mixed 30
108% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 250
208% 301 MB/s
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Typical WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB Builds (Compare 89,140 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,002

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