TEST: Western Digital WD Green 480GB SATA SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the SATA SSD WD Green with 480GB (WDS480G3G0A) from Western Digital.
Score
549
Price/GB
0,11 €


Technical data
Image WD Green
Manufacturer Western Digital
Model number WDS480G3G0A
Storage capacity 480 GB (447 GiB)
pSLC-Cache 5 GB approx.
Read speed 545 MB/s
Write speed not specified
Interface SATA 6 Gbps
Connection 2.5"
Memory module (NAND) TLC
Controller Silicon Motion SM2256S
Price ca. 55 USD (= 0,11 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
99 %
Write speed
96 %

*) 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 1 GB file. A total score of 549 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Western Digital WD Green 480GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
517,83 MB/s
445,26 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
18,60 MB/s
60,20 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
120,94 MB/s
151,76 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,082 ms
0,265 ms
Score
191
256
Total score
549

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 August 02, 2023 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Western Digital WD Green 480GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
1058,07 MB/s
1,02 s
Program
many small files
1122,17 MB/s
1,25 s
Game
small and large files
1662,25 MB/s
0,83 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the the Western Digital SATA SSDSSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 545MB/s and 0MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Western Digital WD Green 480GB

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 Green 480GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
546,82
474,01
SEQ1M
Q1T1
520,84
462,57
RND4K
Q32T16
230,89
162,49
RND4K
Q1T1
28,72
63,05

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
521,50
452,10
SEQ1M
Q1T1
496,70
441,10
RND4K
Q32T16
56.368,70
39.669,40
RND4K
Q1T1
7.010,50
15.392,30

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
15.301,20
17.631,70
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2.012,38
2.265,42
RND4K
Q32T16
9.070,65
12.876,70
RND4K
Q1T1
142,51
64,84

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 1 GB file to the Western Digital SATA 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 Green 480GB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the Western Digital SATA 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 Green 480GB


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