Average Bench: 86.1% (321st of 1009)

Based on 3 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0B-
Poor: 71%Average: 86.1% Great: 110%

Very good average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0B- 500GB averaged just 13.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC WDS500G2B0B- 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 244MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 82.6MB/s

Unknown consistency

There are too few samples to reasonably determine how consistently this SSD perfroms. This result should be interpreted with caution.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 227MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 296MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3 samples)
Min Avg Max
308 Read 387 488
217 Write 296 423
202 Mixed 227 254
264 SusWrite 322 379
69% 308 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 4K Read 27.7 40.9
47.5 4K Write 82.6 116
22.9 4K Mixed 32.5 44.7
127% 47.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
266 DQ Read 299 348
200 DQ Write 247 273
220 DQ Mixed 244 274
190% 263 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
86GB free
Firmware: 90WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 363 382 371 383 386 MB/s
Read 488
Write 423
Mixed 254
SusWrite 379
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 44.7
180% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 238
188% 262 MB/s
342GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 90WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 343 282 353 346 335 272 MB/s
Read 308
Write 217
Mixed 225
SusWrite 322
60% 268 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 84.5
4K Mixed 22.9
108% 43.2 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 274
215% 298 MB/s
409GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 90WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 286 235 247 282 288 247 MB/s
Read 364
Write 248
Mixed 202
SusWrite 264
60% 270 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 47.5
4K Mixed 29.8
94% 32.4 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 220
168% 229 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,995,249 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS500G2B0B- 500GB Builds (Compare 8,722 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $934

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