Average Bench: 125% (143rd of 1011)

Based on 15,045 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS256G1X0C-00ENX0, NVMe WDC WDS256G1X0C-

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) averaged 25.1% 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 342MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 618MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) is 52.3%. 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 175MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 346MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,045 samples)
Min Avg Max
532 Read 926 1,110
212 Write 432 680
218 Mixed 346 567
84.8 SusWrite 175 224
103% 470 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.3 4K Read 40.1 44.5
57.9 4K Write 104 134
24.1 4K Mixed 45.8 58.5
174% 63.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
375 DQ Read 618 664
241 DQ Write 480 526
209 DQ Mixed 342 398
312% 480 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 42 47 52 52 52 MB/s
Read 4,419
Write 52
Mixed 99
SusWrite 48.6
240% 1,155 MB/s
4K Read 644
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 6.4
985% 218 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 138 198 205 201 210 MB/s
Read 1,041
Write 692
Mixed 596
SusWrite 200
140% 632 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 57.8
218% 81.3 MB/s
DQ Read 663
DQ Write 516
DQ Mixed 384
343% 521 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 192 210 212 197 156 MB/s
Read 980
Write 428
Mixed 278
SusWrite 199
103% 471 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 60.8
219% 80.7 MB/s
DQ Read 625
DQ Write 528
DQ Mixed 361
329% 505 MB/s
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 190 111 163 116 154 MB/s
Read 931
Write 363
Mixed 305
SusWrite 155
96% 439 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 40
180% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 663
DQ Write 512
DQ Mixed 370
336% 515 MB/s
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 234 203 200 201 197 192 MB/s
Read 642
Write 234
Mixed 362
SusWrite 204
80% 361 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 51.2
158% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 653
DQ Write 516
DQ Mixed 395
347% 521 MB/s
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Gaming 56%
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Desktop
Desktop 71%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $496

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 Comments

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Poor

21 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

24 months ago.

AMD Radeon R3 240GB SATAIII 2.5" R3SL240G


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