Average Bench: 126% (145th of 1016)

Based on 15,879 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS256G1X0C-00ENX0, NVMe WDC WDS256G1X0C-

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) averaged 26.1% 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 344MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 620MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) is 53%. 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 177MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 356MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,879 samples)
Min Avg Max
553 Read 934 1,096
216 Write 446 680
206 Mixed 356 566
88.6 SusWrite 177 221
105% 478 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.5 4K Read 40.5 44.7
66 4K Write 102 131
24.7 4K Mixed 46.3 59.3
175% 63 MB/s
Min Avg Max
380 DQ Read 620 664
230 DQ Write 486 525
150 DQ Mixed 344 397
314% 483 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 213 204 193 112 105 MB/s
Read 946
Write 674
Mixed 450
SusWrite 179
124% 562 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 49.2
180% 64.2 MB/s
DQ Read 657
DQ Write 518
DQ Mixed 366
334% 514 MB/s
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B355 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 244 215 216 217 216 210 MB/s
Read 918
Write 353
Mixed 223
SusWrite 220
94% 428 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 29.6
176% 73.5 MB/s
DQ Read 564
DQ Write 526
DQ Mixed 190
240% 427 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 294 221 154 82 74 51 MB/s
Read 946
Write 681
Mixed 466
SusWrite 146
124% 560 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 91.8
4K Mixed 47.5
165% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 662
DQ Write 533
DQ Mixed 388
348% 528 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 232 170 163 79 79 96 MB/s
Read 913
Write 462
Mixed 356
SusWrite 136
103% 467 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 45.3
166% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 637
DQ Write 498
DQ Mixed 342
317% 493 MB/s
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 152 147 112 120 122 MB/s
Read 642
Write 407
Mixed 250
SusWrite 144
80% 361 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 88.2
4K Mixed 32.9
151% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 658
DQ Write 519
DQ Mixed 390
346% 522 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 139 52 101 75 66 MB/s
Read 881
Write 360
Mixed 326
SusWrite 100
91% 417 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 85.9
4K Mixed 38.7
148% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 662
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 387
289% 398 MB/s
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Gaming 56%
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Desktop 71%
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Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $662

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 Comments

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Poor

22 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

2 years ago.

AMD Radeon R3 240GB SATAIII 2.5" R3SL240G


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