Average Bench: 437% (8th of 1072)

Based on 23,469 user benchmarks.  Models: WD_BLACK SN850X 1000GB, WD_BLACK SN850X HS 1000GB

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black SN850X NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB averaged 337.4% 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 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,514MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 3,724MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black SN850X NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 346%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD Black SN850X NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 66.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 193MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,469 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,788 Read 3,645 4,600
1,642 Write 3,724 4,898
1,532 Mixed 2,784 3,400
933 SusWrite 2,099 4,000
688% 3,063 MB/s
Min Avg Max
46.4 4K Read 66.8 84.6
84.5 4K Write 193 305
54.6 4K Mixed 83.9 112
311% 115 MB/s
Min Avg Max
836 DQ Read 1,717 2,463
489 DQ Write 1,358 2,050
624 DQ Mixed 1,514 2,235
1,139% 1,530 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
871GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 620311WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4824 4943 4758 4683 4766 2620 MB/s
Read 4,558
Write 5031
Mixed 3,470
SusWrite 4,432
986% 4,373 MB/s
4K Read 86.7
4K Write 314
4K Mixed 112
441% 171 MB/s
DQ Read 2,293
DQ Write 2,124
DQ Mixed 2,270
1,687% 2,229 MB/s
841GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 620361WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4478 4706 4697 5027 3058 1041 MB/s
Read 4,609
Write 5,074
Mixed 3,437
SusWrite 3,834
955% 4,238 MB/s
4K Read 87.4
4K Write 323
4K Mixed 115
451% 175 MB/s
DQ Read 2478
DQ Write 2,044
DQ Mixed 2,262
1,693% 2,261 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: 620281WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4510 4400 4396 4389 4375 4379 MB/s
Read 4,063
Write 4,474
Mixed 3,146
SusWrite 4408
908% 4,023 MB/s
4K Read 68.6
4K Write 242
4K Mixed 93.8
352% 135 MB/s
DQ Read 2,209
DQ Write 1,822
DQ Mixed 2,020
1,511% 2,017 MB/s
678GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 620311WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4500 3991 2442 2030 1708 1450 MB/s
Read 4,581
Write 4,573
Mixed 3,316
SusWrite 2,687
851% 3,789 MB/s
4K Read 80.7
4K Write 222
4K Mixed 103
372% 135 MB/s
DQ Read 1,568
DQ Write 1,216
DQ Mixed 1,395
1,043% 1,393 MB/s
449GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 620361WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4382 3254 863 827 791 766 MB/s
Read 4,265
Write 4,406
Mixed 3,132
SusWrite 1814
763% 3,404 MB/s
4K Read 79.4
4K Write 206
4K Mixed 98.9
356% 128 MB/s
DQ Read 1,351
DQ Write 1,188
DQ Mixed 1,277
955% 1,272 MB/s
732GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 620361WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3830 3906 3918 3290 1187 1107 MB/s
Read 3,352
Write 3365
Mixed 2,312
SusWrite 2873
669% 2,975 MB/s
4K Read 62.9
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 97.1
297% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,095
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 268
286% 502 MB/s
687GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 620361WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1108 3380 2540 1467 1353 1380 MB/s
Read 4,146
Write 4,105
Mixed 3,107
SusWrite 1,871
742% 3,307 MB/s
4K Read 63
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 73.8
253% 85 MB/s
DQ Read 1,908
DQ Write 1,355
DQ Mixed 1,604
1,205% 1,622 MB/s
387GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 620361WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3484 2587 1337 1271 1137 1107 MB/s
Read 4211
Write 4040
Mixed 3,128
SusWrite 1,821
739% 3,300 MB/s
4K Read 71
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 87.6
310% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 1,235
DQ Write 918
DQ Mixed 1,016
776% 1,056 MB/s
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX - $224

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Excellent

6 months ago.

easily one of the fastest drives I have ever had


Excellent

9 months ago.

Good SSD


Excellent

16 months ago.

This thing is blazing fast!! I did not expect to see an FPS increase in game but wow, was I ever wrong. No stuttering or screen tearing at all when whipping the camera around, unreal. Unfortunately, userbenchmark keeps detecting my NVME as ram, and will not benchmark correctly :(


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