Average Bench: 191% (88th of 1040)

Based on 8,605 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 90.5% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 916MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 881MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue SN500 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 85.5%. 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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 612MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 43.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,605 samples)
Min Avg Max
681 Read 1,114 1,236
554 Write 1,122 1,371
554 Mixed 973 1,122
352 SusWrite 612 789
215% 955 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.5 4K Read 43.8 49.3
85.7 4K Write 136 184
44.2 4K Mixed 62.8 75
219% 80.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
668 DQ Read 969 1,085
440 DQ Write 881 1,256
571 DQ Mixed 916 1,086
690% 922 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
293GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 978 745 743 745 707 467 MB/s
Read 1,206
Write 1,244
Mixed 1,072
SusWrite 731
239% 1,063 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 69.6
242% 90.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,084
DQ Write 1,107
DQ Mixed 1,065
809% 1,085 MB/s
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 947 741 743 741 739 741 MB/s
Read 1,230
Write 1,373
Mixed 1,115
SusWrite 775
253% 1,123 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 67.2
229% 83.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,035
DQ Write 847
DQ Mixed 930
699% 937 MB/s
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 988 745 750 747 747 750 MB/s
Read 1,164
Write 1,174
Mixed 1,093
SusWrite 788
238% 1,055 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 60.3
202% 72.3 MB/s
DQ Read 912
DQ Write 672
DQ Mixed 783
587% 789 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1035 749 720 380 298 272 MB/s
Read 1,232
Write 1,308
Mixed 1,102
SusWrite 576
237% 1,054 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 65.3
222% 80.5 MB/s
DQ Read 982
DQ Write 766
DQ Mixed 878
656% 875 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 637 412 367 360 350 342 MB/s
Read 1,227
Write 1,216
Mixed 1,060
SusWrite 411
219% 979 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 62.6
210% 75.6 MB/s
DQ Read 868
DQ Write 669
DQ Mixed 779
580% 772 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 733 320 316 318 302 317 MB/s
Read 1,178
Write 673
Mixed 1,044
SusWrite 384
183% 820 MB/s
4K Read 42.4
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 58.8
194% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 834
DQ Write 477
DQ Mixed 679
499% 663 MB/s
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Gaming 98%
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Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $121

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $994

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Good

9 months ago.

Havev had Excellent luck with this model!


Excellent

8 months ago.

good performances for the price


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