Average Bench: 126% (132nd of 1003)

Based on 11,576 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS256G1X0C-00ENX0, NVMe WDC WDS256G1X0C-

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) averaged 26.4% 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 604MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) is 59.9%. 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 174MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 350MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,576 samples)
Min Avg Max
538 Read 962 1,084
212 Write 460 679
199 Mixed 350 566
75 SusWrite 174 222
107% 486 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.2 4K Read 42.5 45.1
48.1 4K Write 101 134
22.2 4K Mixed 45.7 58.3
176% 63 MB/s
Min Avg Max
219 DQ Read 604 664
202 DQ Write 472 526
140 DQ Mixed 337 394
307% 471 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 188 208 201 202 210 MB/s
Read 903
Write 640
Mixed 424
SusWrite 201
120% 542 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 98.3
4K Mixed 51.3
177% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 656
DQ Write 518
DQ Mixed 342
322% 505 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 206 210 207 210 210 MB/s
Read 772
Write 236
Mixed 292
SusWrite 212
83% 378 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 48.8
162% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 663
DQ Write 516
DQ Mixed 340
322% 506 MB/s
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 215 217 211 214 214 MB/s
Read 441
Write 632
Mixed 376
SusWrite 217
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 53.8
185% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 665
DQ Write 520
DQ Mixed 340
323% 508 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 118 76 113 85 75 MB/s
Read 423
Write 275
Mixed 230
SusWrite 105
57% 258 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 88.2
4K Mixed 32.5
139% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 663
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 338
282% 420 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 203 165 181 153 142 MB/s
Read 586
Write 224
Mixed 274
SusWrite 173
69% 314 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 87.5
4K Mixed 43.7
150% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 37.4
DQ Write 96.7
DQ Mixed 50.4
43% 61.5 MB/s
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 Prices

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Gaming 69%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 118% - Outstanding Total price: $626

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 Comments

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Poor

15 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

18 months ago.

AMD Radeon R3 240GB SATAIII 2.5" R3SL240G


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