Average Bench: 93.5% (264th of 1040)

Based on 48,739 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB averaged just 6.5% 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 206MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB is 48.2%. 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 271MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 284MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 48,739 samples)
Min Avg Max
312 Read 447 504
248 Write 381 483
187 Mixed 284 385
157 SusWrite 271 430
77.5% 346 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 4K Read 32.6 40.6
43.3 4K Write 84.8 114
22.6 4K Mixed 41.4 53.4
147% 52.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
147 DQ Read 338 387
88.3 DQ Write 268 330
62.8 DQ Mixed 206 260
181% 271 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
263GB free
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 433 427 421 425 416 426 MB/s
Read 506
Write 440
Mixed 258
SusWrite 425
91% 407 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 42
179% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 252
209% 300 MB/s
320GB free
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 281 375 418 416 409 411 MB/s
Read 507
Write 468
Mixed 271
SusWrite 385
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 50.2
176% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 249
215% 319 MB/s
391GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 415000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 213 208 213 209 211 MB/s
Read 487
Write 267
Mixed 228
SusWrite 215
66% 299 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 98
4K Mixed 49.3
170% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 249
198% 281 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 388 385 374 238 321 MB/s
Read 409
Write 398
Mixed 335
SusWrite 347
84% 372 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 74.9
4K Mixed 38.9
127% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 250
203% 289 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 343 364 367 362 378 309 MB/s
Read 396
Write 368
Mixed 334
SusWrite 354
82% 363 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 47.3
4K Mixed 36.6
112% 36.8 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 256
203% 285 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 149 131 167 138 158 MB/s
Read 341
Write 378
Mixed 178
SusWrite 158
59% 264 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 72.6
4K Mixed 27.2
118% 43.2 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 163
174% 291 MB/s
371GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 415000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 204 215 212 211 211 MB/s
Read 382
Write 304
Mixed 206
SusWrite 212
62% 276 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 69.1
4K Mixed 28.1
106% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 31.5
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 43.6
41% 60.2 MB/s
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Typical WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB Builds (Compare 67,838 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $935

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