Average Bench: 38% (546th of 1015)

Based on 268 user benchmarks.  Model: ADATA XPG EX500

Poor average bench

The Adata XPG EX500 500GB averaged 62.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.61MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.51MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Adata XPG EX500 500GB is 53.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Adata XPG EX500 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 40.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 64.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 268 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.5 Read 66.1 119
19.4 Write 64.8 121
12.8 Mixed 40.4 91.6
22.5 SusWrite 65.7 121
43.5% 59.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.55 1.3
0.3 4K Write 1.51 4.95
0.16 4K Mixed 0.61 1.1
118% 0.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
191GB free
Firmware: 9301
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 98 99 100 100 103 MB/s
Read 87
Write 90.1
Mixed 60.6
SusWrite 99.7
62% 84.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
104GB free
Firmware: 9301
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 79 78 80 80 78 MB/s
Read 81.7
Write 86.6
Mixed 45.8
SusWrite 78.6
54% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1.13 MB/s
261GB free
Firmware: 9301
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 38 37 38 38 38 MB/s
Read 41.7
Write 35.2
Mixed 29
SusWrite 37.1
26% 35.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.57 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: 9301
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 32 32 31 34 33 MB/s
Read 34.6
Write 30
Mixed 24
SusWrite 31.9
22% 30.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.73 MB/s
424GB free
Firmware: 9301
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 28 29 29 29 29 MB/s
Read 31.7
Write 25.8
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 28.5
20% 27.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
154% 1.07 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: 9301
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 36 34 33 32 35 MB/s
Read 24.4
Write 33.3
Mixed 25.7
SusWrite 33.2
22% 29.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.2
41% 0.37 MB/s
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Typical XPG EX500 500GB Builds (Compare 14,999 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B450 AORUS ELITE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $412

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