Average Bench: 125% (161st of 1040)

Based on 20,288 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS256G1X0C-00ENX0, NVMe WDC WDS256G1X0C-

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) averaged 25.4% 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 344MB/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 53.5%. 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 172MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 371MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,288 samples)
Min Avg Max
561 Read 924 1,096
221 Write 466 682
230 Mixed 371 574
80.4 SusWrite 172 230
106% 483 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.7 4K Read 38.9 45
58.6 4K Write 105 133
27.9 4K Mixed 46.9 59.4
174% 63.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
512 DQ Read 632 664
154 DQ Write 472 527
182 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%
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 183 199 205 198 170 MB/s
Read 1,001
Write 647
Mixed 403
SusWrite 198
124% 562 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 58.5
211% 77.8 MB/s
DQ Read 662
DQ Write 515
DQ Mixed 374
338% 517 MB/s
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 230 210 215 214 209 213 MB/s
Read 996
Write 669
Mixed 464
SusWrite 215
130% 586 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 58
207% 75.9 MB/s
DQ Read 660
DQ Write 519
DQ Mixed 351
328% 510 MB/s
141GB free
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 220 215 214 214 214 MB/s
Read 1,013
Write 677
Mixed 585
SusWrite 230
139% 627 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 56.9
199% 71.4 MB/s
DQ Read 664
DQ Write 521
DQ Mixed 392
348% 525 MB/s
231GB free
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 215 214 206 211 209 MB/s
Read 1,021
Write 682
Mixed 615
SusWrite 229
141% 637 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 55
193% 70.6 MB/s
DQ Read 659
DQ Write 520
DQ Mixed 403
352% 527 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 201 196 198 190 189 MB/s
Read 948
Write 441
Mixed 433
SusWrite 201
111% 506 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 45.2
172% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 662
DQ Write 517
DQ Mixed 373
338% 517 MB/s
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 196 198 202 186 203 MB/s
Read 1,011
Write 394
Mixed 286
SusWrite 197
103% 472 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 43.5
152% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 656
DQ Write 516
DQ Mixed 350
326% 508 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 152 99 108 123 90 MB/s
Read 885
Write 449
Mixed 235
SusWrite 125
93% 424 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 87.9
4K Mixed 49.3
159% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 656
DQ Write 505
DQ Mixed 326
313% 496 MB/s
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Typical Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) Builds (Compare 13,027 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 47%
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Desktop 78%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $754

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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

3 years ago.

AMD Radeon R3 240GB SATAIII 2.5" R3SL240G


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