Average Bench: 186% (102nd of 1058)

Based on 12,560 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 86.2% 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 888MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 834MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue SN500 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 95.3%. 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 579MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 42.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,560 samples)
Min Avg Max
689 Read 1,094 1,236
541 Write 1,100 1,356
538 Mixed 959 1,126
304 SusWrite 579 789
210% 933 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.8 4K Read 42.6 49.7
67.9 4K Write 136 187
38.8 4K Mixed 62.5 75.5
216% 80.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
610 DQ Read 973 1,085
172 DQ Write 834 1,172
275 DQ Mixed 888 1,086
670% 898 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 622 410 373 329 295 306 MB/s
Read 1,239
Write 1,288
Mixed 1,095
SusWrite 389
225% 1,003 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 74.2
264% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,082
DQ Write 1,022
DQ Mixed 1,085
806% 1,063 MB/s
305GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 723 498 522 535 513 504 MB/s
Read 1,118
Write 1,146
Mixed 963
SusWrite 549
212% 944 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 65.1
224% 82.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,082
DQ Write 1,177
DQ Mixed 1,069
821% 1,109 MB/s
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 605 369 315 310 294 281 MB/s
Read 1,232
Write 1,383
Mixed 1,113
SusWrite 362
230% 1,022 MB/s
4K Read 49
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 73.5
260% 98.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,082
DQ Write 941
DQ Mixed 1,045
774% 1,023 MB/s
142GB free
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 849 746 742 746 742 739 MB/s
Read 1,223
Write 1,224
Mixed 1,060
SusWrite 761
240% 1,067 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 60.4
201% 70.9 MB/s
DQ Read 869
DQ Write 623
DQ Mixed 755
562% 749 MB/s
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 625 350 320 248 289 343 MB/s
Read 1176
Write 1258
Mixed 1103
SusWrite 362
219% 975 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 72
253% 95.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1066
DQ Write 894
DQ Mixed 1,004
745% 988 MB/s
386GB free
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 860 686 738 708 753 724 MB/s
Read 673
Write 823
Mixed 689
SusWrite 745
166% 732 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 58.4
194% 68.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,082
DQ Write 760
DQ Mixed 921
688% 921 MB/s
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 767 450 564 429 468 468 MB/s
Read 1,060
Write 1,305
Mixed 1178
SusWrite 524
229% 1,017 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 56.3
189% 67.7 MB/s
DQ Read 879
DQ Write 546
DQ Mixed 755
551% 727 MB/s
362GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 688 670 674 650 648 651 MB/s
Read 670
Write 644
Mixed 635
SusWrite 664
147% 653 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 99
4K Mixed 56.8
188% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 663
DQ Write 548
DQ Mixed 594
448% 602 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 262 208 173 179 167 MB/s
Read 343
Write 301
Mixed 248
SusWrite 197
61% 272 MB/s
4K Read 7.1
4K Write 8.2
4K Mixed 6.6
24% 7.3 MB/s
DQ Read 59.9
DQ Write 42
DQ Mixed 31.5
29% 44.5 MB/s
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Desktop 89%
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,066

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Havev had Excellent luck with this model!


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20 months ago.

good performances for the price


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