Average Bench: 201% (86th of 1058)

Based on 88,852 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 100.7% 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 865MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,044MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 80.4%. 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 385MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 47.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 88,852 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,062 Read 1,458 1,592
1,018 Write 1,523 1,714
753 Mixed 1,198 1,354
278 SusWrite 385 509
256% 1,141 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.1 4K Read 47.9 54.7
91.1 4K Write 166 257
49.1 4K Mixed 69.9 83.5
250% 94.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
736 DQ Read 1,044 1,260
318 DQ Write 829 1,174
418 DQ Mixed 865 1,005
667% 913 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 703 421 422 425 425 426 MB/s
Read 1595
Write 1638
Mixed 1,292
SusWrite 470
280% 1,249 MB/s
4K Read 54.2
4K Write 196
4K Mixed 81.8
291% 111 MB/s
DQ Read 1,256
DQ Write 1,071
DQ Mixed 993
791% 1,107 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 781 429 427 428 432 420 MB/s
Read 1,590
Write 1,590
Mixed 1,209
SusWrite 486
273% 1,219 MB/s
4K Read 53.1
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 79.2
278% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,199
DQ Write 809
DQ Mixed 1,005
750% 1,004 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 751 394 177 182 188 177 MB/s
Read 1,578
Write 1,575
Mixed 1,159
SusWrite 312
258% 1,156 MB/s
4K Read 53.1
4K Write 194
4K Mixed 79.8
285% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,255
DQ Write 860
DQ Mixed 988
756% 1,034 MB/s
344GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 775 418 425 432 430 431 MB/s
Read 1,563
Write 1,661
Mixed 1,334
SusWrite 485
283% 1,261 MB/s
4K Read 51.7
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 71.2
254% 94.2 MB/s
DQ Read 995
DQ Write 695
DQ Mixed 823
621% 838 MB/s
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 713 409 306 319 314 278 MB/s
Read 1,544
Write 1,648
Mixed 1,242
SusWrite 390
270% 1,206 MB/s
4K Read 50.8
4K Write 181
4K Mixed 67.3
259% 99.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,104
DQ Write 813
DQ Mixed 978
726% 965 MB/s
278GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 488 360 313 303 324 305 MB/s
Read 1,497
Write 1,587
Mixed 1,164
SusWrite 349
257% 1,149 MB/s
4K Read 50.2
4K Write 173
4K Mixed 74.5
263% 99.2 MB/s
DQ Read 850
DQ Write 886
DQ Mixed 948
691% 895 MB/s
404GB free
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 858 411 419 422 422 422 MB/s
Read 1,574
Write 1,746
Mixed 1,345
SusWrite 492
289% 1,289 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 66
222% 79.1 MB/s
DQ Read 936
DQ Write 597
DQ Mixed 775
576% 769 MB/s
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation 85%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $922

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Good

1 month ago.

Pretty fast


Excellent

2 months ago.

I honestly have no complaints about this drive.


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