Average Bench: 126% (141st of 1011)

Based on 13,091 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS256G1X0C-00ENX0, NVMe WDC WDS256G1X0C-

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) averaged 26.0% 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 344MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 623MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) is 56.4%. 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 183MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 354MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,091 samples)
Min Avg Max
537 Read 926 1,099
213 Write 466 681
213 Mixed 354 563
88 SusWrite 183 223
106% 482 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24 4K Read 38.7 44.9
69.7 4K Write 104 134
23.9 4K Mixed 47 58.9
174% 63.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
391 DQ Read 623 664
251 DQ Write 481 526
205 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%
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 200 207 201 198 205 MB/s
Read 1,053
Write 667
Mixed 355
SusWrite 207
126% 571 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 52.4
206% 76.8 MB/s
DQ Read 663
DQ Write 525
DQ Mixed 380
342% 523 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 303 234 215 198 208 206 MB/s
Read 933
Write 673
Mixed 564
SusWrite 227
133% 599 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 56.7
199% 71.8 MB/s
DQ Read 663
DQ Write 519
DQ Mixed 389
346% 524 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 182 173 158 192 155 MB/s
Read 937
Write 243
Mixed 301
SusWrite 182
91% 416 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 51.6
172% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 662
DQ Write 516
DQ Mixed 356
330% 512 MB/s
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 170 135 82 111 127 MB/s
Read 940
Write 177
Mixed 442
SusWrite 134
92% 423 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 87.4
4K Mixed 50.6
171% 59.2 MB/s
DQ Read 653
DQ Write 497
DQ Mixed 338
317% 496 MB/s
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 127 140 111 85 126 MB/s
Read 853
Write 261
Mixed 417
SusWrite 114
90% 411 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 51.9
171% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 519
DQ Mixed 243
237% 368 MB/s
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 206 186 185 195 213 MB/s
Read 878
Write 304
Mixed 186
SusWrite 199
85% 392 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 82.4
4K Mixed 29.7
124% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 664
DQ Write 406
DQ Mixed 348
310% 473 MB/s
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Typical Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) Builds (Compare 30,674 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 66%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $701

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 Comments

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Poor

17 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

20 months ago.

AMD Radeon R3 240GB SATAIII 2.5" R3SL240G


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