Average Bench: 121% (177th of 1058)

Based on 28,136 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS256G1X0C-00ENX0, NVMe WDC WDS256G1X0C-

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) averaged 20.8% 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 337MB/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 58.6%. 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 168MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 343MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,136 samples)
Min Avg Max
436 Read 868 1,069
213 Write 429 679
199 Mixed 343 568
77.3 SusWrite 168 220
99.5% 452 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.9 4K Read 37.9 44.9
48.7 4K Write 103 137
24.1 4K Mixed 44.8 59.2
169% 61.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
479 DQ Read 630 665
129 DQ Write 452 525
180 DQ Mixed 337 397
307% 473 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 21 22 24 24 22 MB/s
Read 4,055
Write 31.5
Mixed 62
SusWrite 22.7
217% 1,043 MB/s
4K Read 357
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 4.5
548% 121 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 222 215 215 215 215 MB/s
Read 961
Write 678
Mixed 590
SusWrite 234
137% 616 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 60.3
216% 79.3 MB/s
DQ Read 659
DQ Write 514
DQ Mixed 388
344% 520 MB/s
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 187 188 172 176 180 MB/s
Read 1,003
Write 313
Mixed 325
SusWrite 186
100% 456 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 53
205% 78.1 MB/s
DQ Read 661
DQ Write 493
DQ Mixed 277
288% 477 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 230 208 208 213 207 203 MB/s
Read 957
Write 668
Mixed 339
SusWrite 211
120% 544 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 48.9
194% 72.5 MB/s
DQ Read 555
DQ Write 512
DQ Mixed 383
329% 483 MB/s
138GB free
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 254 188 208 191 207 172 MB/s
Read 1,007
Write 277
Mixed 258
SusWrite 203
95% 436 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 45.9
176% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 595
DQ Write 426
DQ Mixed 386
322% 469 MB/s
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 217 190 199 201 186 MB/s
Read 802
Write 331
Mixed 366
SusWrite 204
94% 426 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 78.6
4K Mixed 29
128% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 635
DQ Write 472
DQ Mixed 348
316% 485 MB/s
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Typical Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) Builds (Compare 21,131 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 46%
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Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $869

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 Comments

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Poor

4 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

4 years ago.

AMD Radeon R3 240GB SATAIII 2.5" R3SL240G


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