Average Bench: 200% (64th of 1011)

Based on 1,748 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 100.2% 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 905MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue SN500 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 72.6%. 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 735MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 43.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,748 samples)
Min Avg Max
708 Read 1,116 1,232
685 Write 1,157 1,367
663 Mixed 992 1,123
553 SusWrite 735 789
225% 1,000 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.5 4K Read 43.7 49.6
94.1 4K Write 144 189
48.6 4K Mixed 64.3 75.8
225% 84 MB/s
Min Avg Max
461 DQ Read 947 1,086
406 DQ Write 905 1296
407 DQ Mixed 916 1085
691% 923 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
268GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 655 750 751 749 749 735 MB/s
Read 1,230
Write 1,257
Mixed 1,122
SusWrite 731
244% 1,085 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 183
4K Mixed 74.9
268% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,080
DQ Write 1,132
DQ Mixed 1,078
819% 1097 MB/s
99GB free
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 909 645 730 724 595 519 MB/s
Read 1,194
Write 1,273
Mixed 1,090
SusWrite 687
239% 1,061 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 67
230% 85.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,066
DQ Write 905
DQ Mixed 968
730% 980 MB/s
423GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 933 739 744 742 743 741 MB/s
Read 1,230
Write 1,263
Mixed 1,098
SusWrite 774
246% 1,091 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 65.8
223% 81 MB/s
DQ Read 943
DQ Write 804
DQ Mixed 877
656% 875 MB/s
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 998 738 737 738 735 716 MB/s
Read 1,219
Write 1,348
Mixed 1,102
SusWrite 777
250% 1,111 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 65.3
223% 81.1 MB/s
DQ Read 932
DQ Write 781
DQ Mixed 855
641% 856 MB/s
297GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 978 745 748 747 746 748 MB/s
Read 1,137
Write 1,234
Mixed 1,054
SusWrite 785
237% 1,053 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 65.8
223% 81.1 MB/s
DQ Read 935
DQ Write 772
DQ Mixed 868
646% 858 MB/s
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 892 743 742 735 738 737 MB/s
Read 1,204
Write 1,225
Mixed 1,054
SusWrite 764
239% 1,062 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 57.8
193% 67.9 MB/s
DQ Read 688
DQ Write 502
DQ Mixed 631
462% 607 MB/s
322GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 645 660 712 731 754 749 MB/s
Read 892
Write 744
Mixed 715
SusWrite 709
172% 765 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 56.7
4K Mixed 37.5
120% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 327
234% 304 MB/s
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Typical Blue SN500 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 19,416 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $554

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