Average Bench: 205% (83rd of 1058)

Based on 52,301 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 105.2% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 895MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,107MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 82.9%. 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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 456MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 48MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 52,301 samples)
Min Avg Max
970 Read 1,472 1,596
965 Write 1,503 1,685
808 Mixed 1,183 1,330
352 SusWrite 456 512
258% 1,153 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.1 4K Read 48 54.4
87.2 4K Write 154 205
48 4K Mixed 69.4 82
243% 90.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
726 DQ Read 1,107 1,261
382 DQ Write 839 1,160
452 DQ Mixed 895 1,006
690% 947 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
235GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 915 421 427 432 432 433 MB/s
Read 1,592
Write 1,665
Mixed 1,254
SusWrite 510
281% 1,255 MB/s
4K Read 53.7
4K Write 196
4K Mixed 80.2
288% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 1,224
DQ Write 1,089
DQ Mixed 985
786% 1,100 MB/s
315GB free
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 924 430 431 432 431 433 MB/s
Read 1,548
Write 1,601
Mixed 1,251
SusWrite 513
275% 1,228 MB/s
4K Read 53.2
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 79.3
279% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,214
DQ Write 1,185
DQ Mixed 1,000
806% 1,133 MB/s
338GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 930 431 432 433 434 433 MB/s
Read 1,595
Write 1,732
Mixed 1,355
SusWrite 516
291% 1,299 MB/s
4K Read 53.1
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 72.2
269% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,113
DQ Write 849
DQ Mixed 999
742% 987 MB/s
422GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 796 437 439 439 440 439 MB/s
Read 1,560
Write 1,619
Mixed 1,255
SusWrite 498
276% 1,233 MB/s
4K Read 51.4
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 75.6
266% 99.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,108
DQ Write 765
DQ Mixed 976
718% 950 MB/s
227GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 809 427 429 429 429 422 MB/s
Read 1,551
Write 1,539
Mixed 1,173
SusWrite 491
266% 1,188 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 72.4
251% 93.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,168
DQ Write 843
DQ Mixed 1,000
748% 1,003 MB/s
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 704 480 317 313 303 283 MB/s
Read 1,573
Write 1,614
Mixed 1239
SusWrite 400
270% 1,206 MB/s
4K Read 49.8
4K Write 175
4K Mixed 71.9
260% 98.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,144
DQ Write 779
DQ Mixed 983
728% 969 MB/s
436GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 815 433 435 438 437 432 MB/s
Read 1,591
Write 1,637
Mixed 1,261
SusWrite 498
279% 1,247 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 60.6
221% 80 MB/s
DQ Read 903
DQ Write 599
DQ Mixed 817
592% 773 MB/s
213GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 763 417 303 323 296 311 MB/s
Read 1,451
Write 1,487
Mixed 1,151
SusWrite 402
251% 1,123 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 92.9
4K Mixed 50
170% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 796
DQ Write 540
DQ Mixed 709
518% 682 MB/s
360GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 829 425 430 431 415 349 MB/s
Read 1096
Write 843
Mixed 746
SusWrite 480
177% 791 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 55.9
204% 72.6 MB/s
DQ Read 576
DQ Write 452
DQ Mixed 608
430% 546 MB/s
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Typical Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 68,896 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 92%
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Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 87%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $883

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