Average Bench: 208% (73rd of 1040)

Based on 34,325 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 107.8% 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 890MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,101MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 76.7%. 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 461MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 48.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,325 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,137 Read 1,497 1,596
1,045 Write 1,526 1,678
927 Mixed 1,195 1,325
361 SusWrite 461 513
262% 1,170 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.5 4K Read 48.7 54.6
88.1 4K Write 156 204
49.6 4K Mixed 70.4 82.4
247% 91.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
714 DQ Read 1,101 1,262
336 DQ Write 855 1,182
413 DQ Mixed 890 1,007
690% 949 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 884 433 430 429 383 374 MB/s
Read 1,584
Write 1,692
Mixed 1,333
SusWrite 489
286% 1,275 MB/s
4K Read 53.8
4K Write 204
4K Mixed 82.6
295% 114 MB/s
DQ Read 1,250
DQ Write 1,047
DQ Mixed 999
789% 1,099 MB/s
338GB free
Firmware: 211210WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 914 430 430 433 433 434 MB/s
Read 1,555
Write 1,408
Mixed 1,204
SusWrite 512
262% 1,170 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 210
4K Mixed 65.3
252% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,248
DQ Write 1,311
DQ Mixed 988
824% 1,182 MB/s
369GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 719 411 420 424 423 423 MB/s
Read 1,565
Write 1,626
Mixed 1266
SusWrite 470
276% 1,232 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 71.5
248% 92.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,225
DQ Write 1,038
DQ Mixed 993
782% 1,085 MB/s
244GB free
Firmware: 211210WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 762 403 419 410 415 430 MB/s
Read 1,561
Write 1,554
Mixed 1,276
SusWrite 473
272% 1,216 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 57.1
4K Mixed 37
127% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 95.7
DQ Write 92
DQ Mixed 96.4
72% 94.7 MB/s
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Typical Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 58,965 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) - $124

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $883

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