Average Bench: 123% (154th of 1026)

Based on 16,704 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS256G1X0C-00ENX0, NVMe WDC WDS256G1X0C-

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) averaged 22.8% 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 345MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 630MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) is 55.6%. 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 171MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 351MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,704 samples)
Min Avg Max
539 Read 906 1,078
217 Write 442 678
216 Mixed 351 555
79.9 SusWrite 171 221
103% 468 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.3 4K Read 37.8 44.5
49.4 4K Write 100 129
25.1 4K Mixed 45.2 58.2
168% 61.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
510 DQ Read 630 664
200 DQ Write 476 525
211 DQ Mixed 345 395
314% 483 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 199 191 180 192 186 MB/s
Read 1,092
Write 682
Mixed 589
SusWrite 205
142% 642 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 99.5
4K Mixed 53.3
184% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 663
DQ Write 516
DQ Mixed 396
349% 525 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 224 220 216 216 216 MB/s
Read 1,021
Write 680
Mixed 552
SusWrite 231
138% 621 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 53.1
185% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 661
DQ Write 519
DQ Mixed 386
344% 522 MB/s
171GB free
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 210 201 202 206 193 MB/s
Read 731
Write 388
Mixed 250
SusWrite 212
87% 395 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 98.9
4K Mixed 47.1
161% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 616
DQ Write 514
DQ Mixed 383
337% 504 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 238 191 197 191 204 197 MB/s
Read 902
Write 240
Mixed 306
SusWrite 203
90% 413 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 35.4
138% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 592
DQ Write 511
DQ Mixed 396
339% 499 MB/s
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 207 208 160 103 126 MB/s
Read 991
Write 252
Mixed 343
SusWrite 170
96% 439 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 35.4
4K Mixed 36
122% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 658
DQ Write 63.7
DQ Mixed 126
152% 283 MB/s
153GB free
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 245 194 201 201 201 193 MB/s
Read 465
Write 445
Mixed 341
SusWrite 206
82% 364 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 65.4
4K Mixed 28.5
110% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 589
DQ Write 410
DQ Mixed 319
287% 439 MB/s
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Gaming 56%
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Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $722

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 Comments

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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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