Average Bench: 124% (100th of 956)

Based on 6,845 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS256G1X0C-00ENX0, NVMe WDC WDS256G1X0C-

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) averaged 24.2% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 337MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 608MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) is 47.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 192MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 364MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,845 samples)
Min Avg Max
589 Read 911 1,069
223 Write 465 680
228 Mixed 364 565
94.2 SusWrite 192 226
106% 483 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.8 4K Read 35.8 44.1
71.4 4K Write 105 132
26.3 4K Mixed 46 58.6
169% 62.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
343 DQ Read 608 664
237 DQ Write 484 526
142 DQ Mixed 337 394
309% 476 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 224 214 197 203 209 208 MB/s
Read 1,075
Write 222
Mixed 265
SusWrite 209
96% 443 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 89.6
4K Mixed 50.2
156% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 664
DQ Write 520
DQ Mixed 367
336% 517 MB/s
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 173 169 179 204 118 MB/s
Read 638
Write 263
Mixed 333
SusWrite 177
78% 353 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 56.8
197% 72.1 MB/s
DQ Read 657
DQ Write 532
DQ Mixed 344
326% 511 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 213 214 213 207 202 MB/s
Read 667
Write 384
Mixed 322
SusWrite 213
88% 397 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 47.8
173% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 657
DQ Write 513
DQ Mixed 347
324% 505 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 78 92 84 74 69 MB/s
Read 654
Write 601
Mixed 228
SusWrite 94.5
87% 394 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 47.3
179% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 659
DQ Write 516
DQ Mixed 338
321% 505 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 221 220 218 214 214 MB/s
Read 781
Write 270
Mixed 304
SusWrite 221
87% 394 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 96.2
4K Mixed 30.7
137% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 659
DQ Write 517
DQ Mixed 327
316% 501 MB/s
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 Prices

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Typical Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) Builds (Compare 16,549 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 69%
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Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $750

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 Comments

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Poor

5 months ago.

came too late to the market, pricing is too high, after few months it got easily obsoleted/replaced by the intel 760p which is cheaper and faster


Good

8 months ago.

AMD Radeon R3 240GB SATAIII 2.5" R3SL240G


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