Average Bench: 201% (87th of 1058)

Based on 103,642 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 101.1% 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 873MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,063MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 91.7%. 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 395MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 47.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 103,642 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,052 Read 1,461 1,592
950 Write 1,497 1,702
785 Mixed 1,189 1,334
273 SusWrite 395 513
254% 1,135 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.8 4K Read 47.6 54.7
82.2 4K Write 162 245
47.6 4K Mixed 69.1 83.2
246% 92.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
707 DQ Read 1,063 1,261
347 DQ Write 855 1,299
409 DQ Mixed 873 1,006
677% 930 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
328GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 815 434 435 435 436 435 MB/s
Read 1,595
Write 1,599
Mixed 1,218
SusWrite 498
275% 1,227 MB/s
4K Read 55.3
4K Write 211
4K Mixed 83.8
303% 117 MB/s
DQ Read 1,250
DQ Write 1,061
DQ Mixed 1,002
793% 1,104 MB/s
323GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 233010WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 684 221 224 237 234 231 MB/s
Read 973
Write 1,437
Mixed 942
SusWrite 305
206% 914 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 33.6
135% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 453
DQ Write 389
DQ Mixed 343
278% 395 MB/s
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Typical Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 102,308 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 86%
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Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 82%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $105

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $779

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 Comments

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Good

8 months ago.

Pretty fast


Excellent

9 months ago.

I honestly have no complaints about this drive.


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