Average Bench: 94.5% (267th of 1058)

Based on 33,317 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS70

Excellent average bench

The WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS70 500GB averaged just 5.4% 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 209MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 42.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS70 500GB is 40%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS70 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 271MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 287MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,317 samples)
Min Avg Max
311 Read 442 504
250 Write 380 479
172 Mixed 287 387
129 SusWrite 271 433
77.3% 345 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.2 4K Read 33.4 40.6
52.6 4K Write 88.6 113
23.8 4K Mixed 42.6 54.2
152% 54.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
220 DQ Read 329 386
147 DQ Write 271 324
103 DQ Mixed 209 258
181% 270 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
295GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 273 411 405 412 429 421 MB/s
Read 382
Write 384
Mixed 372
SusWrite 392
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 55.1
190% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 156
160% 261 MB/s
370GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 415000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 334 220 216 207 211 205 MB/s
Read 502
Write 483
Mixed 372
SusWrite 232
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 52.9
188% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 251
206% 294 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 398 154 406 402 404 MB/s
Read 457
Write 381
Mixed 403
SusWrite 363
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 90.9
4K Mixed 48.4
167% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 249
200% 280 MB/s
427GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401020WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 389 392 399 419 386 MB/s
Read 397
Write 386
Mixed 184
SusWrite 397
77% 341 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 88.4
4K Mixed 40.7
148% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 174
161% 245 MB/s
230GB free
Firmware: 415000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 219 221 214 211 213 211 MB/s
Read 496
Write 468
Mixed 294
SusWrite 215
82% 368 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 92.8
4K Mixed 36.3
154% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 258
216% 313 MB/s
125GB free
Firmware: 415000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 205 206 205 202 205 MB/s
Read 491
Write 370
Mixed 245
SusWrite 216
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 92.5
4K Mixed 25.9
137% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 261
220% 322 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,501,884 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS500G2B0B-00YS70 500GB Builds (Compare 77,585 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $859

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