Average Bench: 513% (2nd of 1074)

Based on 26,880 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 413.2% 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 1,603MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 3,927MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black SN850X NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 402%. 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 200MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 85.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,880 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,974 Read 3,851 4,741
1,644 Write 3,927 5,087
1,502 Mixed 2,929 3,562
1,375 SusWrite 3,087 4,842
776% 3,449 MB/s
Min Avg Max
47.1 4K Read 73.6 86.2
78.7 4K Write 200 318
53.4 4K Mixed 85.6 115
327% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
912 DQ Read 1,813 2,504
466 DQ Write 1,425 2,061
698 DQ Mixed 1,603 2,284
1,204% 1,614 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 620361WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4528 4658 4780 4841 4818 4831 MB/s
Read 4,552
Write 4941
Mixed 3,504
SusWrite 4,743
1,001% 4,435 MB/s
4K Read 82.7
4K Write 271
4K Mixed 105
404% 153 MB/s
DQ Read 1,972
DQ Write 1,550
DQ Mixed 1,721
1,298% 1,748 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 620331WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4708 4741 4696 3058 2515 2328 MB/s
Read 4,377
Write 4,735
Mixed 3,485
SusWrite 3,674
916% 4,068 MB/s
4K Read 82.9
4K Write 254
4K Mixed 105
395% 147 MB/s
DQ Read 1,804
DQ Write 1496
DQ Mixed 1,667
1,244% 1,656 MB/s
681GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 620361WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4738 3471 1747 1616 1097 964 MB/s
Read 4,647
Write 4,987
Mixed 3,492
SusWrite 2,272
864% 3,850 MB/s
4K Read 76.9
4K Write 250
4K Mixed 102
380% 143 MB/s
DQ Read 1,622
DQ Write 1,328
DQ Mixed 1,457
1,096% 1,469 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 620311WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3279 3609 3751 2449 2167 1976 MB/s
Read 3,846
Write 4,014
Mixed 3,027
SusWrite 2872
774% 3,440 MB/s
4K Read 55.4
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 68.6
239% 83.6 MB/s
DQ Read 2,023
DQ Write 1,707
DQ Mixed 1,885
1,407% 1,872 MB/s
950GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 620331WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3088 2902 2290 1903 1841 2222 MB/s
Read 3682
Write 3,696
Mixed 2,907
SusWrite 2,374
711% 3,165 MB/s
4K Read 52.9
4K Write 80.7
4K Mixed 58.7
198% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,968
DQ Write 1,300
DQ Mixed 1626
1,215% 1,631 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 620361WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2490 2505 2483 2538 2062 1887 MB/s
Read 2,549
Write 2,329
Mixed 2,351
SusWrite 2,328
538% 2,389 MB/s
4K Read 58.8
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 69.4
236% 79.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,425
DQ Write 1,045
DQ Mixed 1,260
935% 1,243 MB/s
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Desktop 123%
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Workstation 346%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,473

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