TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD 500GB

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the external SSD WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD with 500GB (WDBATL5000ABK-WESN) from Western Digital.
Score
860
Price/GB
0,10 €


Technical data
Image WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD
Manufacturer Western Digital
Model number WDBATL5000ABK-WESN
Storage capacity 500 GB (466 GiB)
pSLC-Cache 6 GB approx.
Read speed 900 MB/s
Write speed 900 MB/s
Interface USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10 Gbit/s)
Connection USB Typ C
Price ca. 50 USD (= 0,10 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
84 %
Write speed
81 %

*) Test result evaluated according to AS SSD Score within the same size.

AS SSD Benchmark

Standard performance test

The standard test was performed with a 5 GB file. A total score of 860 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD 500GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
853,02 MB/s
799,40 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
21,14 MB/s
67,12 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
261,24 MB/s
153,81 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,057 ms
0,255 ms
Score
368
301
Total score
860

Copy Performance Test

A common everyday situation is simulated here. Three test folders are created:

  • ISO (folder with two large files)
  • Program (folder with many small files)
  • Game (folder with small and large files)

The three folders are copied using the Windows Copy command (the cache remains enabled). The practical test of December 20, 2023 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD 500GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
539,67 MB/s
4,26 s
Program
many small files
113,85 MB/s
61,83 s
Game
small and large files
201,06 MB/s
34,36 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the SSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 900MB/s and 900MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD 500GB

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

Here, two sequential and two random performance tests are performed, similar to the ones performed on the AS SSD.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD 500GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
935,30
841,96
SEQ1M
Q1T1
568,02
773,82
RND4K
Q32T16
466,62
376,99
RND4K
Q1T1
34,13
71,60

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
892,00
803,00
SEQ1M
Q1T1
541,70
738,00
RND4K
Q32T16
113.920,00
92.037,80
RND4K
Q1T1
8.333,00
17.481,20

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
8.954,31
9.932,54
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1.845,49
1.354,26
RND4K
Q32T16
4.488,44
5.556,97
RND4K
Q1T1
119,87
57,06

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 5 GB file to the Western Digital external SSD. The transfer data of the read speed is displayed graphically. The minimum, maximum and average values are also determined. The determined access time and burst rate are also displayed.

HD Tune TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD 500GB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the Western Digital external SSD . The I/O block size varies (from 512 bytes to 64 megabytes). The larger the blocks, the faster they can be written and read.

ATTO Disk Benchmark TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD 500GB


Information about the test system can be found at the bottom of the home page.
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