Average Bench: 204% (94th of 1072)

Based on 97,624 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS500G2B0C-00PXH0, NVMe WDC WDS500G2B0C-, WDC WDS5 00G2B0C-00PXH0

Outstanding average bench

The WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 104.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 888MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,091MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 85%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 399MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 48.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 97,624 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,058 Read 1,472 1,594
986 Write 1,514 1,707
921 Mixed 1,198 1,342
269 SusWrite 399 512
257% 1,146 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.5 4K Read 48.4 54.7
89.9 4K Write 165 244
50.7 4K Mixed 70.5 83.3
251% 94.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
767 DQ Read 1,091 1,262
355 DQ Write 874 1,264
466 DQ Mixed 888 1,005
690% 951 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 722 516 434 425 380 393 MB/s
Read 1,594
Write 1,627
Mixed 1,218
SusWrite 478
275% 1,229 MB/s
4K Read 53.5
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 75.2
261% 95.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,253
DQ Write 756
DQ Mixed 974
734% 994 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 233010WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 624 222 182 195 197 178 MB/s
Read 1,506
Write 1,614
Mixed 1,294
SusWrite 266
262% 1,170 MB/s
4K Read 50.6
4K Write 233
4K Mixed 77.6
300% 121 MB/s
DQ Read 997
DQ Write 1,076
DQ Mixed 918
723% 997 MB/s
219GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 610 367 287 298 297 293 MB/s
Read 1,574
Write 1,592
Mixed 1,237
SusWrite 359
266% 1,191 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 56.8
215% 80 MB/s
DQ Read 915
DQ Write 596
DQ Mixed 744
558% 752 MB/s
169GB free
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 530 396 368 234 244 236 MB/s
Read 920
Write 829
Mixed 790
SusWrite 335
161% 718 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 55.1
4K Mixed 30.6
114% 38.7 MB/s
DQ Read 407
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 300
227% 309 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,677,078 SSDs tested


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Gaming 102%
Desktop 101%
Workstation 100%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B560 DS3H AC-Y1

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9 months ago.

Great little performer and black Friday bargain


2 years ago.

Pretty fast


2 years ago.

I honestly have no complaints about this drive.

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