Average Bench: 120% (177th of 1058)

Based on 24,604 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS256G1X0C-00ENX0, NVMe WDC WDS256G1X0C-

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) averaged 20.0% 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 337MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 628MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) is 57.6%. 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 163MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 347MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,604 samples)
Min Avg Max
422 Read 865 1,079
212 Write 428 681
210 Mixed 347 561
75.4 SusWrite 163 223
99.2% 451 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.5 4K Read 38.8 44.7
50.7 4K Write 100 131
24.9 4K Mixed 44.1 58.7
168% 61 MB/s
Min Avg Max
495 DQ Read 628 664
124 DQ Write 458 526
144 DQ Mixed 337 397
307% 474 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 204 202 185 158 186 MB/s
Read 1,016
Write 664
Mixed 576
SusWrite 202
136% 615 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 57.1
204% 74.4 MB/s
DQ Read 662
DQ Write 518
DQ Mixed 381
342% 520 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 219 146 173 126 103 101 MB/s
Read 974
Write 325
Mixed 266
SusWrite 145
93% 428 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 58.1
202% 74 MB/s
DQ Read 664
DQ Write 525
DQ Mixed 379
342% 522 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 279 197 194 174 99 125 MB/s
Read 995
Write 669
Mixed 561
SusWrite 178
133% 601 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 90.8
4K Mixed 50.1
172% 60 MB/s
DQ Read 663
DQ Write 516
DQ Mixed 385
343% 521 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 151 109 112 83 87 MB/s
Read 952
Write 659
Mixed 251
SusWrite 123
109% 496 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 83.8
4K Mixed 49.5
162% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 623
DQ Write 516
DQ Mixed 405
348% 515 MB/s
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 189 201 174 205 169 MB/s
Read 1,043
Write 369
Mixed 264
SusWrite 193
102% 467 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 75.4
4K Mixed 19.5
118% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 614
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 364
277% 387 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 110 98 66 84 93 MB/s
Read 635
Write 642
Mixed 211
SusWrite 103
88% 398 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 40.2
173% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 620
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 389
303% 426 MB/s
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Gaming 47%
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Desktop 78%
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Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $773

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Poor

3 years 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

3 years ago.

AMD Radeon R3 240GB SATAIII 2.5" R3SL240G


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