Average Bench: 195% (76th of 1026)

Based on 8,040 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 94.8% 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 910MB/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 87.1%. 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 620MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 47.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,040 samples)
Min Avg Max
692 Read 1,150 1,237
661 Write 1,146 1,364
604 Mixed 982 1,118
363 SusWrite 620 791
219% 974 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.5 4K Read 47.2 49.5
79.6 4K Write 140 186
43.9 4K Mixed 63.8 75.1
227% 83.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
535 DQ Read 972 1,085
314 DQ Write 881 1,214
365 DQ Mixed 910 1,085
687% 921 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
376GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 975 721 737 737 738 713 MB/s
Read 1,196
Write 1,323
Mixed 1,092
SusWrite 770
247% 1,095 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 69.5
244% 91.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,078
DQ Write 866
DQ Mixed 975
729% 973 MB/s
305GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 771 466 460 437 456 489 MB/s
Read 1,110
Write 1,050
Mixed 942
SusWrite 513
203% 904 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 64.5
222% 81.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,085
DQ Write 1,159
DQ Mixed 1,073
820% 1,105 MB/s
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 921 617 511 505 492 482 MB/s
Read 1,211
Write 1,334
Mixed 1,100
SusWrite 588
238% 1,058 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 64.4
220% 80.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,043
DQ Write 809
DQ Mixed 919
689% 924 MB/s
304GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 822 765 743 742 739 740 MB/s
Read 855
Write 834
Mixed 715
SusWrite 758
178% 791 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 55.6
191% 69.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,039
DQ Write 908
DQ Mixed 927
708% 958 MB/s
235GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 809 477 483 476 461 491 MB/s
Read 1,122
Write 1,197
Mixed 995
SusWrite 533
216% 962 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 54.9
184% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 848
DQ Write 709
DQ Mixed 793
590% 783 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 521 550 579 516 479 581 MB/s
Read 913
Write 430
Mixed 313
SusWrite 538
122% 548 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 49.8
180% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 932
DQ Write 513
DQ Mixed 722
537% 722 MB/s
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Desktop 96%
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Workstation 86%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $695

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Good

5 months ago.

Havev had Excellent luck with this model!


Excellent

5 months ago.

good performances for the price


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