TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD 500GB external SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the external SSD WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD with 500GB (WDBA3S5000ABK-WESN) from Western Digital.
Score
1631
Price/GB
0,30 €


Technical data
Image WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD
Manufacturer Western Digital
Model number WDBA3S5000ABK-WESN
Storage capacity 500 GB (466 GiB)
pSLC-Cache 7 GB approx.
Read speed 2000 MB/s
Write speed 2000 MB/s
Interface USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20 Gbit/s)
Connection USB Typ C
Price ca. 150 USD (= 0,30 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
95 %
Write speed
100 %

*) 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 1631 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD 500GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
1812,02 MB/s
1829,65 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
30,63 MB/s
71,92 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
437,59 MB/s
385,70 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,050 ms
0,251 ms
Score
649
641
Total score
1631

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 16, 2022 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD 500GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
890,11 MB/s
2,58 s
Program
many small files
176,58 MB/s
39,86 s
Game
small and large files
602,30 MB/s
11,47 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 2000MB/s and 2000MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK P50 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 P50 Game Drive SSD 500GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
1954,33
1991,09
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1086,79
1726,54
RND4K
Q32T16
470,28
491,09
RND4K
Q1T1
34,16
79,32

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
1.863,80
1.898,90
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1.036,40
1.646,60
RND4K
Q32T16
114.814,00
119.896,00
RND4K
Q1T1
8.340,60
19.364,70

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
4.288,32
4.202,31
SEQ1M
Q1T1
964,40
606,99
RND4K
Q32T16
4.454,50
4.267,05
RND4K
Q1T1
119,76
51,51

HD Tune Pro Endurance test

A long-term test was performed here to make full use of the memory capacity. You can see when a cache is full and the writing performance decreases. A test file of 50 GB was written to the medium. After approx. 7 GB, the pSLC-Cache was full and the performance was throttled.
At least the test file could be read with an average write speed of 1616 MB/s and written with 919 MB/s.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD 500GB

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 P50 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 P50 Game Drive SSD 500GB

SSD-Z Benchmark

Similar to HD Tune, a 500 MB file is written to the Western Digital external SSD here. is written. The transfer data is displayed. The more constant the line, the better.

SSD-Z TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD 500GB


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