Average Bench: 210% (81st of 1058)

Based on 55,320 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 109.6% 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 896MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,130MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 80.9%. 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 457MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 49.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 55,320 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,039 Read 1,479 1,596
996 Write 1,504 1,684
840 Mixed 1,184 1,329
350 SusWrite 457 512
259% 1,156 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.9 4K Read 49.1 55.3
92.4 4K Write 163 224
48.9 4K Mixed 71.3 84
252% 94.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
728 DQ Read 1,130 1,262
380 DQ Write 876 1,254
401 DQ Mixed 896 1,006
700% 968 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
0GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 791 424 424 423 425 426 MB/s
Read 1580
Write 1,631
Mixed 1,305
SusWrite 486
280% 1,251 MB/s
4K Read 55.9
4K Write 220
4K Mixed 85.3
310% 120 MB/s
DQ Read 1,250
DQ Write 1,265
DQ Mixed 1,004
824% 1,173 MB/s
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 804 404 284 279 273 271 MB/s
Read 1,588
Write 1,654
Mixed 1,213
SusWrite 386
271% 1,210 MB/s
4K Read 53.8
4K Write 192
4K Mixed 80.8
287% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,258
DQ Write 1,025
DQ Mixed 1,010
792% 1,097 MB/s
401GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 762 438 438 439 438 440 MB/s
Read 1,581
Write 1,619
Mixed 1,228
SusWrite 492
276% 1,230 MB/s
4K Read 53
4K Write 188
4K Mixed 74.4
275% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,218
DQ Write 898
DQ Mixed 997
762% 1,037 MB/s
401GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 789 432 434 433 435 436 MB/s
Read 1,583
Write 1,641
Mixed 1,260
SusWrite 493
279% 1,244 MB/s
4K Read 50.6
4K Write 173
4K Mixed 75.3
264% 99.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,222
DQ Write 886
DQ Mixed 1003
763% 1037 MB/s
418GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 702 433 434 432 435 436 MB/s
Read 1,547
Write 1,414
Mixed 1,153
SusWrite 479
257% 1,148 MB/s
4K Read 55
4K Write 206
4K Mixed 80.2
295% 114 MB/s
DQ Read 55.7
DQ Write 946
DQ Mixed 988
620% 663 MB/s
371GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 571 407 411 413 412 405 MB/s
Read 675
Write 644
Mixed 610
SusWrite 437
133% 591 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 64.4
216% 77.6 MB/s
DQ Read 815
DQ Write 759
DQ Mixed 992
688% 855 MB/s
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 684 329 308 192 165 168 MB/s
Read 1,170
Write 1,079
Mixed 917
SusWrite 308
194% 868 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 29.1
4K Mixed 21.5
73% 23.5 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 138
104% 139 MB/s
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Typical Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 74,420 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $858

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