Average Bench: 92.6% (284th of 1058)

Based on 72,796 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB averaged just 7.3% 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 209MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41.7MB/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. Sustained Write Speed 259MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 280MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 72,796 samples)
Min Avg Max
298 Read 438 504
252 Write 375 482
170 Mixed 280 380
123 SusWrite 259 424
75.7% 338 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 32 40.4
43.7 4K Write 84.6 114
24.5 4K Mixed 41.7 53.5
147% 52.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
216 DQ Read 348 387
127 DQ Write 275 329
94.7 DQ Mixed 209 259
184% 277 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 315 154 340 173 292 MB/s
Read 463
Write 314
Mixed 316
SusWrite 262
76% 339 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 48.8
181% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 217
199% 307 MB/s
305GB free
Firmware: 401020WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 438 440 445 445 429 MB/s
Read 490
Write 369
Mixed 262
SusWrite 437
87% 389 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 72.6
4K Mixed 44.1
148% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 181
142% 197 MB/s
338GB free
Firmware: 415020WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 207 210 207 208 207 MB/s
Read 353
Write 339
Mixed 262
SusWrite 217
66% 293 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 47
172% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 156
169% 283 MB/s
445GB free
Firmware: 411030WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 258 257 259 258 258 MB/s
Read 502
Write 396
Mixed 265
SusWrite 264
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 91.7
4K Mixed 31.9
131% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 123
151% 267 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 202 228 146 111 119 MB/s
Read 250
Write 406
Mixed 377
SusWrite 180
69% 303 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 81.7
4K Mixed 46.2
158% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 170
178% 293 MB/s
297GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 380 372 339 381 425 297 MB/s
Read 276
Write 318
Mixed 195
SusWrite 365
65% 289 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 64.1
4K Mixed 23.8
108% 38.9 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 93.7
129% 235 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,561,650 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB Builds (Compare 100,261 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
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: $1,015

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