Average Bench: 93.5% (288th of 1069)

Based on 97,462 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 208MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 42MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB is 43.4%. 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 260MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 284MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 97,462 samples)
Min Avg Max
304 Read 436 504
249 Write 376 480
165 Mixed 284 381
130 SusWrite 260 423
75.9% 339 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.9 4K Read 32.9 40.6
48.5 4K Write 87.2 115
24.5 4K Mixed 42 53.5
150% 54 MB/s
Min Avg Max
219 DQ Read 350 386
138 DQ Write 274 329
91.3 DQ Mixed 208 260
184% 278 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
273GB free
Firmware: 411040WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 306 278 260 256 258 258 MB/s
Read 461
Write 473
Mixed 378
SusWrite 270
89% 395 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 92.3
4K Mixed 46.4
164% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 252
216% 318 MB/s
460GB free
Firmware: 415020WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 215 211 211 202 203 MB/s
Read 482
Write 469
Mixed 352
SusWrite 228
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 47.5
164% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 254
214% 312 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 411040WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 243 264 267 259 259 MB/s
Read 421
Write 409
Mixed 256
SusWrite 254
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 48.5
4K Mixed 32.1
106% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 242
208% 307 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 60,766,390 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB Builds (Compare 1,903 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asrock B560M-C

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $350

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