Average Bench: 189% (98th of 1058)

Based on 12,443 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 88.6% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 896MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 850MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue SN500 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 89.5%. 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 619MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 42.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,443 samples)
Min Avg Max
680 Read 1,091 1,235
586 Write 1,103 1,357
577 Mixed 959 1,120
327 SusWrite 619 789
212% 943 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.6 4K Read 42.6 49.7
68.6 4K Write 136 189
39.8 4K Mixed 62.3 75.9
216% 80.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
568 DQ Read 965 1,086
326 DQ Write 850 1,195
381 DQ Mixed 896 1,084
675% 903 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
342GB free
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1003 733 738 739 740 739 MB/s
Read 1,074
Write 970
Mixed 876
SusWrite 782
208% 925 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 72.2
256% 96.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,085
DQ Write 1,215
DQ Mixed 1,079
832% 1,126 MB/s
426GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 910 742 748 748 749 744 MB/s
Read 1,176
Write 1,209
Mixed 1,037
SusWrite 774
236% 1,049 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 55
184% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 796
DQ Write 558
DQ Mixed 698
516% 684 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 649 308 295 288 303 276 MB/s
Read 1,206
Write 1,288
Mixed 1,088
SusWrite 353
221% 984 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 61.4
209% 75.2 MB/s
DQ Read 916
DQ Write 710
DQ Mixed 819
611% 815 MB/s
258GB free
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 902 768 747 747 744 750 MB/s
Read 1,044
Write 1,186
Mixed 1,065
SusWrite 776
230% 1,018 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 47.2
168% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 613
DQ Write 544
DQ Mixed 254
279% 471 MB/s
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 697 379 353 355 265 276 MB/s
Read 925
Write 1,160
Mixed 901
SusWrite 387
190% 844 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 95.8
4K Mixed 57.5
173% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 463
DQ Write 95.8
DQ Mixed 162
149% 240 MB/s
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Gaming 101%
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Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,029

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Good

17 months ago.

Havev had Excellent luck with this model!


Excellent

16 months ago.

good performances for the price


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