Release date: Q3 2022.


Release date ≈ Q3 2022.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 9,425 user samples
8,772 User Benchmarks
Great bench: 683% 3.5TB free
Poor bench: 288% 2.5TB free (System drive)
Poor: 288% Great: 683%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 1080
653 User Benchmarks
Great bench: 552% 830GB free (System drive)
Poor bench: 166% 895GB free (System drive)
Poor: 166% Great: 552%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 1080
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
522 % Much faster effective speed.
376 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
3793 MB/s Faster read speed.
3037 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
3816 MB/s Much faster write speed.
2756 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
67.2 MB/s Faster random read.
59.9 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
189 MB/s Faster random write.
147 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
2970 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
2012 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
83.5 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
67.2 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
3370 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
2212 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
4696 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
4135 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
4940 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
4129 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
84.7 MB/s Faster peak random read.
75.9 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
315 MB/s Faster peak random write.
254 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
3586 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
2671 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
113 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
97.1 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
4656 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
3794 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 76,391,181 SSDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.23 % Hugely higher market share.
0.03 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % Much more popular.
50 %
23 Months +4% 24+ Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
2486 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
1986 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
2073 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
1448 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
7497 Pts Stronger server IO.
5,866 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
2284 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
1691 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1787 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
1127 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1382 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
765 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1548 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
958 MB/s

The WD Black SN850X has a superb consumer performance profile. As well as offering solid burst speeds of 5 GB/s, the SN850X also offers respectable out of cache performance. At current prices (1TB $90 USD, 2TB $145 USD and 4TB $290 USD) the WD Black SN850X is our top value pick at every capacity. [Jun '24 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2024 SSD Rankings

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