Average Bench: 122% (163rd of 1040)

Based on 20,487 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS256G1X0C-00ENX0, NVMe WDC WDS256G1X0C-

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) averaged 22.3% 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 347MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 632MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) is 58.9%. 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 169MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 339MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,487 samples)
Min Avg Max
410 Read 880 1,084
212 Write 427 679
197 Mixed 339 555
77.9 SusWrite 169 224
99.8% 454 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.5 4K Read 39.1 44.2
56.4 4K Write 103 130
23.9 4K Mixed 45 58.6
171% 62.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
511 DQ Read 632 665
227 DQ Write 472 526
240 DQ Mixed 347 397
315% 483 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
61GB free
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 295 220 215 213 213 173 MB/s
Read 966
Write 683
Mixed 575
SusWrite 221
136% 612 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 57.8
205% 74.2 MB/s
DQ Read 663
DQ Write 525
DQ Mixed 390
348% 526 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 261 219 215 214 213 212 MB/s
Read 986
Write 670
Mixed 519
SusWrite 222
133% 599 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 50.4
188% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 663
DQ Write 526
DQ Mixed 389
347% 526 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 205 182 185 178 200 MB/s
Read 1,064
Write 312
Mixed 451
SusWrite 194
111% 505 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 92.2
4K Mixed 52.1
177% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 663
DQ Write 515
DQ Mixed 341
322% 506 MB/s
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 231 212 191 196 202 202 MB/s
Read 916
Write 254
Mixed 382
SusWrite 206
96% 439 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 83.7
4K Mixed 34.3
128% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 664
DQ Write 513
DQ Mixed 372
337% 516 MB/s
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 117 68 80 65 67 MB/s
Read 742
Write 222
Mixed 269
SusWrite 95.8
72% 332 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 48.6
169% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 657
DQ Write 485
DQ Mixed 362
327% 501 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 244 203 161 202 181 191 MB/s
Read 662
Write 511
Mixed 459
SusWrite 197
102% 457 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 41.2
150% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 659
DQ Write 523
DQ Mixed 338
322% 507 MB/s
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Typical Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) Builds (Compare 9,557 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 47%
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Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $749

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Poor

2 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

2 years ago.

AMD Radeon R3 240GB SATAIII 2.5" R3SL240G


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