Average Bench: 208% (73rd of 1040)

Based on 18,207 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 108.0% 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 915MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,103MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 75.3%. 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 472MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 48.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,207 samples)
Min Avg Max
935 Read 1,458 1,595
943 Write 1,503 1,693
787 Mixed 1,181 1,333
385 SusWrite 472 512
258% 1,153 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.3 4K Read 48.4 54.2
102 4K Write 158 200
47 4K Mixed 70.6 81.6
248% 92.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
747 DQ Read 1,103 1262
475 DQ Write 888 1,224
584 DQ Mixed 915 1,008
707% 968 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
214GB free
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 907 390 440 440 441 441 MB/s
Read 1,550
Write 1,662
Mixed 1,281
SusWrite 510
280% 1,251 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 71.9
250% 93.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,242
DQ Write 1,169
DQ Mixed 998
806% 1,137 MB/s
342GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 903 425 431 434 434 434 MB/s
Read 1,590
Write 1,646
Mixed 1,246
SusWrite 510
280% 1,248 MB/s
4K Read 53.6
4K Write 181
4K Mixed 79.4
279% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,256
DQ Write 613
DQ Mixed 995
722% 954 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 690 484 435 436 423 405 MB/s
Read 1,593
Write 1643
Mixed 1,304
SusWrite 479
281% 1,255 MB/s
4K Read 52.9
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 79
270% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,244
DQ Write 698
DQ Mixed 949
712% 964 MB/s
412GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 928 435 436 436 436 438 MB/s
Read 1,560
Write 1,676
Mixed 1,206
SusWrite 518
278% 1,240 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 67.7
234% 85.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,160
DQ Write 872
DQ Mixed 999
752% 1,011 MB/s
376GB free
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 841 431 431 432 431 430 MB/s
Read 1,162
Write 1,251
Mixed 1,136
SusWrite 499
228% 1,012 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 65.5
216% 76.5 MB/s
DQ Read 872
DQ Write 764
DQ Mixed 819
614% 818 MB/s
369GB free
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 770 423 426 430 430 431 MB/s
Read 1,552
Write 1,684
Mixed 1,305
SusWrite 485
282% 1,257 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 40.4
172% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 915
DQ Write 496
DQ Mixed 777
559% 729 MB/s
314GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 834 199 204 200 194 208 MB/s
Read 943
Write 1,241
Mixed 877
SusWrite 306
190% 842 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 61
188% 66.4 MB/s
DQ Read 412
DQ Write 100
DQ Mixed 165
145% 226 MB/s
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Typical Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 41,630 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $850

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