Average Bench: 509% (2nd of 1071)

Based on 2,591 user benchmarks.  Models: WD_BLACK SN850X 2000GB, WD_BLACK SN850X HS 2000GB

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black SN850X NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB averaged 409.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black SN850X NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,528MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 3,856MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black SN850X NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 381%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD Black SN850X NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 201MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 71.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,591 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,755 Read 3,739 4,632
1,671 Write 3,856 4,938
1,273 Mixed 2,867 3,504
1,409 SusWrite 3,132 4,724
765% 3,399 MB/s
Min Avg Max
44.5 4K Read 71.5 84.3
65.7 4K Write 201 297
46.1 4K Mixed 86 110
325% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
859 DQ Read 1,780 2,494
215 DQ Write 1,364 2,111
419 DQ Mixed 1,528 2,285
1,155% 1,557 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 620311WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4547 4608 4623 4898 4903 4899 MB/s
Read 4,453
Write 4,692
Mixed 3,423
SusWrite 4,746
976% 4,328 MB/s
4K Read 81.8
4K Write 281
4K Mixed 109
412% 157 MB/s
DQ Read 2299
DQ Write 1,813
DQ Mixed 1,999
1,512% 2,037 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 620281WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4481 4609 4637 4636 4633 4636 MB/s
Read 4,324
Write 4,632
Mixed 3,365
SusWrite 4,605
955% 4,231 MB/s
4K Read 74.8
4K Write 240
4K Mixed 98.5
367% 138 MB/s
DQ Read 2,183
DQ Write 1,860
DQ Mixed 2,018
1,513% 2,020 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 620311WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2737 3463 4128 4064 4151 4045 MB/s
Read 4,058
Write 4,331
Mixed 3154
SusWrite 3,765
863% 3,827 MB/s
4K Read 79.3
4K Write 236
4K Mixed 95.8
368% 137 MB/s
DQ Read 1,235
DQ Write 999
DQ Mixed 1,132
843% 1,122 MB/s
877GB free
Firmware: 620281WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2501 2483 2213 1566 1588 1582 MB/s
Read 2429
Write 2,413
Mixed 2,152
SusWrite 1989
506% 2,246 MB/s
4K Read 61.4
4K Write 233
4K Mixed 87.1
328% 127 MB/s
DQ Read 2,513
DQ Write 2,164
DQ Mixed 2,362
1,764% 2,346 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 620311WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1542 1891 1844 1841 1819 1665 MB/s
Read 1,646
Write 1,659
Mixed 1,557
SusWrite 1,767
374% 1,657 MB/s
4K Read 56.8
4K Write 176
4K Mixed 73.8
274% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,170
DQ Write 915
DQ Mixed 1039
778% 1,042 MB/s
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Typical Black SN850X NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 642 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 453%
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Desktop
Desktop 125%
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Workstation
Workstation 600%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z790-E GAMING WIFI

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $2,634

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