Average Bench: 66.6% (656th of 1016)

Based on 54 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS5 00G2B0A

Above average average bench

The WDC WDS5 00G2B0A 500GB averaged 33.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 125MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS5 00G2B0A 500GB is 39.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WDC WDS5 00G2B0A 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 231MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 153MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 54 samples)
Min Avg Max
274 Read 348 451
165 Write 280 395
170 Mixed 231 294
129 SusWrite 272 392
63.4% 283 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.2 4K Read 23.6 36
23.7 4K Write 46.2 80.1
15.4 4K Mixed 27.7 42.8
95.7% 32.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
94.1 DQ Read 153 267
65.5 DQ Write 135 235
30.9 DQ Mixed 125 231
98.8% 138 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
378GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X611
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 392 380 385 398 402 MB/s
Read 488
Write 386
Mixed 248
SusWrite 390
85% 378 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 80.5
4K Mixed 45.7
156% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 174
132% 178 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X611
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 189 190 182 170 170 MB/s
Read 310
Write 206
Mixed 186
SusWrite 185
50% 222 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 63
4K Mixed 42.8
125% 43.4 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 149
106% 137 MB/s
248GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 375 384 389 389 389 MB/s
Read 382
Write 376
Mixed 208
SusWrite 383
76% 337 MB/s
4K Read 15.4
4K Write 38.9
4K Mixed 21
71% 25.1 MB/s
DQ Read 88.1
DQ Write 162
DQ Mixed 62.7
65% 104 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: X611
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 215 215 217 217 215 MB/s
Read 345
Write 216
Mixed 168
SusWrite 216
53% 236 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 41.4
4K Mixed 22.4
90% 29.9 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 149
128% 190 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,546,356 SSDs tested.

Typical WDS5 00G2B0A 500GB Builds (Compare 1,790 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $721

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