Average Bench: 93% (282nd of 1058)

Based on 46,385 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB averaged just 7.0% 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 41MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB is 48.7%. 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 275MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 277MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 46,385 samples)
Min Avg Max
291 Read 430 504
241 Write 374 483
163 Mixed 277 381
152 SusWrite 275 432
76% 339 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.5 4K Read 32.1 40.4
42.7 4K Write 85.5 114
22.3 4K Mixed 41 53.3
146% 52.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
139 DQ Read 344 387
97.9 DQ Write 272 331
77.8 DQ Mixed 206 261
182% 274 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
373GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 415000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 224 212 208 207 210 206 MB/s
Read 500
Write 442
Mixed 256
SusWrite 211
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 49.6
175% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 195
182% 283 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 276 90 201 191 126 MB/s
Read 382
Write 382
Mixed 291
SusWrite 195
70% 313 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 92
4K Mixed 35.4
147% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 224
203% 310 MB/s
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 415000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 212 131 198 110 198 MB/s
Read 412
Write 406
Mixed 258
SusWrite 180
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 26.9
133% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 251
210% 305 MB/s
265GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 194 195 195 195 195 MB/s
Read 369
Write 363
Mixed 288
SusWrite 194
68% 303 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 68.7
4K Mixed 41.5
140% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 198
155% 215 MB/s
218GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 411040WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 235 226 221 190 227 MB/s
Read 390
Write 272
Mixed 159
SusWrite 223
58% 261 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 40.6
4K Mixed 29.8
95% 31.2 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 236
202% 299 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 415000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 232 180 223 218 217 224 MB/s
Read 309
Write 230
Mixed 261
SusWrite 216
57% 254 MB/s
4K Read 13.7
4K Write 49.6
4K Mixed 17
69% 26.8 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 160
159% 259 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 43,082,624 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB Builds (Compare 82,313 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $105

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $970

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