Average Bench: 207% (66th of 1026)

Based on 8,521 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 107.4% 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 894MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,095MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 79%. 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 471MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 48.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,521 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,024 Read 1,470 1,595
921 Write 1,496 1,676
759 Mixed 1,179 1,330
386 SusWrite 471 513
259% 1,154 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.7 4K Read 48.3 54.4
75.7 4K Write 156 202
46.4 4K Mixed 70 82.2
245% 91.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
689 DQ Read 1,095 1,261
361 DQ Write 884 1,245
380 DQ Mixed 894 1,007
695% 958 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
231GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 737 502 426 429 384 392 MB/s
Read 1,595
Write 1,624
Mixed 1,280
SusWrite 478
279% 1,244 MB/s
4K Read 54.3
4K Write 200
4K Mixed 82
293% 112 MB/s
DQ Read 1243
DQ Write 1,068
DQ Mixed 1,003
793% 1,104 MB/s
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 800 431 430 437 438 437 MB/s
Read 1,558
Write 1,566
Mixed 1,233
SusWrite 495
272% 1213 MB/s
4K Read 49.6
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 77.5
271% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,142
DQ Write 1,023
DQ Mixed 1,004
774% 1,056 MB/s
329GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 634 376 432 429 430 427 MB/s
Read 1,545
Write 1555
Mixed 1,242
SusWrite 455
269% 1,199 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 64.8
218% 79.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,200
DQ Write 959
DQ Mixed 985
763% 1,048 MB/s
327GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 792 421 423 421 424 420 MB/s
Read 1,554
Write 1,640
Mixed 1,276
SusWrite 484
278% 1,238 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 68.3
231% 83.1 MB/s
DQ Read 892
DQ Write 602
DQ Mixed 822
593% 772 MB/s
340GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 790 435 437 438 438 436 MB/s
Read 1039
Write 1,622
Mixed 970
SusWrite 496
233% 1,031 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 65.7
216% 78.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,222
DQ Write 1,180
DQ Mixed 1,002
807% 1,135 MB/s
381GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 772 425 428 431 432 429 MB/s
Read 1,564
Write 1,604
Mixed 1,191
SusWrite 486
271% 1211 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 79.2
4K Mixed 52.4
169% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 416
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 394
284% 369 MB/s
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Typical Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 40,969 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 101%
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Desktop 104%
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Workstation
Workstation 91%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $819

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