Average Bench: 198% (66th of 1012)

Based on 4,614 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G1B0C-00S6U0, NVMe WDC WDS500G1B0C-, WDC WDS5 00G1B0C-00S62010

Outstanding average bench

The WD Blue SN500 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 97.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Blue SN500 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 904MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 884MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue SN500 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 79%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD Blue SN500 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 704MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 44.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,614 samples)
Min Avg Max
737 Read 1,123 1,232
651 Write 1,145 1,367
622 Mixed 988 1,123
466 SusWrite 704 790
223% 990 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.7 4K Read 44.7 49.4
79.7 4K Write 140 187
44.3 4K Mixed 63.7 75.6
223% 82.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
417 DQ Read 952 1,086
291 DQ Write 884 1,280
338 DQ Mixed 904 1,084
682% 913 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
326GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 907 778 742 742 744 743 MB/s
Read 1,217
Write 1,287
Mixed 1,116
SusWrite 776
247% 1,099 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 74.5
266% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,062
DQ Write 1,091
DQ Mixed 1,080
811% 1,078 MB/s
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 984 694 745 750 748 750 MB/s
Read 1,162
Write 1,131
Mixed 995
SusWrite 778
229% 1,016 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 68.8
242% 91.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,057
DQ Write 1,183
DQ Mixed 1,072
821% 1,104 MB/s
303GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 583 403 372 391 395 393 MB/s
Read 661
Write 766
Mixed 642
SusWrite 423
140% 623 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 37
136% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,072
DQ Write 1,005
DQ Mixed 1,070
794% 1,049 MB/s
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Typical Blue SN500 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 27,467 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 59%
Desktop 89%
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Workstation 71%

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $546

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