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

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test.
The the external SSD WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD with 500GB (WDBA3S5000ABK-WESN) from Western Digital was tested.


Technical data
Manufacturer Western Digital
Type WDBA3S5000ABK-WESN
Storage capacity 500 GB (466 GiB)
Read speed 2000 MB/s
Write speed not specified
Interface USB 4.0 Gen 2x2 (20 Gbit/s)
DRAM Cache no
Price 111 USD (= 0,22 $ / GB)
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Score
1631
Price/GB
0,22 $
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 2.0

Standard performance test

The standard test was performed with a 5 GB file. Here, 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 Windows Copy command (the cache remains enabled). The practical test of 16.12.2022 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better.

AS SSD TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD 500GB
AS SSD Kopier-Benchmark Transferrate: Dauer:
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 write as well as read speed (according to the manufacturer 2000 MB/s and 0 MB/s) is measured depending on the compressibility of the data.

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

CrystalDiskMark 7.0 Benchmark


Similar to AS SSD, two sequential and two random performance tests are performed.

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 [IPOS] Write [IPOS]
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

ATTO Disk Benchmark 4

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 usually be written and read.

ATTO Disk Benchmark TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD 500GB

HD Tune Pro 5.75 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

HD Tune Endurance test

A long-term test was performed here to fully utilize the memory. You can see when a cache is full and the write performance decreases.

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

SSD-Z 16 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.