Average Bench: 93.3% (278th of 1058)

Based on 93,289 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 206MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB is 46.5%. 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 264MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 282MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 93,289 samples)
Min Avg Max
299 Read 432 504
244 Write 374 484
167 Mixed 282 385
130 SusWrite 264 428
75.7% 338 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 4K Read 32.9 40.7
48.5 4K Write 87.2 116
23.9 4K Mixed 41.8 53.7
150% 54 MB/s
Min Avg Max
197 DQ Read 345 387
135 DQ Write 273 330
79.7 DQ Mixed 206 260
182% 274 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 490 435 424 420 420 418 MB/s
Read 505
Write 490
Mixed 391
SusWrite 435
102% 455 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 54.7
192% 68.9 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 262
223% 326 MB/s
197GB free
Firmware: 401020WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 437 436 434 436 434 428 MB/s
Read 477
Write 444
Mixed 335
SusWrite 434
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 52.6
180% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 150
168% 286 MB/s
205GB free
Firmware: 411030WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 440 267 248 267 267 257 MB/s
Read 508
Write 491
Mixed 379
SusWrite 291
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 53.9
192% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 255
218% 321 MB/s
148GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401020WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 263 345 183 259 205 MB/s
Read 500
Write 460
Mixed 390
SusWrite 258
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 96.8
4K Mixed 51.1
176% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 207
195% 304 MB/s
313GB free
Firmware: 415000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 249 210 213 206 209 213 MB/s
Read 437
Write 434
Mixed 260
SusWrite 217
76% 337 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 53.2
171% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 245
200% 290 MB/s
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 411030WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 259 234 208 257 181 MB/s
Read 453
Write 311
Mixed 338
SusWrite 234
75% 334 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 82.5
4K Mixed 24.9
126% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 184
175% 277 MB/s
346GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401020WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 419 441 429 394 391 MB/s
Read 270
Write 368
Mixed 221
SusWrite 410
72% 317 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 46.4
4K Mixed 30.5
100% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 207
195% 305 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 56,072,278 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB Builds (Compare 116,202 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 - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $891

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