Average Bench: 98.5% (222nd of 1030)

Based on 13,817 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS70

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS70 500GB averaged just 1.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS70 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 205MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 42.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS70 500GB is 41.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS70 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 292MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 334MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,817 samples)
Min Avg Max
308 Read 451 504
280 Write 403 474
197 Mixed 292 384
177 SusWrite 334 437
83% 370 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.1 4K Read 33.4 40.8
48.4 4K Write 87.4 112
25.5 4K Mixed 42.8 53.8
152% 54.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
219 DQ Read 322 386
166 DQ Write 270 326
107 DQ Mixed 205 260
178% 266 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
270GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401020WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 415 441 438 448 445 MB/s
Read 505
Write 486
Mixed 325
SusWrite 431
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 54.6
190% 68.8 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 243
215% 322 MB/s
394GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401020WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 418 426 435 432 434 431 MB/s
Read 505
Write 494
Mixed 401
SusWrite 429
103% 457 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 54.4
189% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 264
223% 324 MB/s
403GB free
Firmware: 401020WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 430 442 446 441 446 442 MB/s
Read 496
Write 466
Mixed 325
SusWrite 441
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 48.8
180% 65.5 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 256
202% 280 MB/s
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 435 419 430 432 433 432 MB/s
Read 505
Write 462
Mixed 393
SusWrite 430
101% 448 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 95.9
4K Mixed 42.4
166% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 259
221% 325 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 369 410 423 391 394 MB/s
Read 506
Write 478
Mixed 363
SusWrite 390
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 46.2
183% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 252
200% 280 MB/s
194GB free
Firmware: 411040WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 266 263 265 263 264 MB/s
Read 500
Write 480
Mixed 376
SusWrite 288
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 52.3
185% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 246
198% 278 MB/s
316GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 411040WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 287 263 257 260 257 260 MB/s
Read 497
Write 455
Mixed 364
SusWrite 264
88% 395 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 79.2
4K Mixed 43.7
152% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 249
199% 280 MB/s
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Typical WDS500G2B0B-00YS70 500GB Builds (Compare 32,041 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $720

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