Average Bench: 121% (189th of 1072)

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 BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 209 149 129 74 101 MB/s
Read 1,041
Write 458
Mixed 218
SusWrite 148
102% 466 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 56
194% 72.8 MB/s
DQ Read 664
DQ Write 519
DQ Mixed 372
338% 518 MB/s
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 193 176 175 191 191 MB/s
Read 1,026
Write 402
Mixed 376
SusWrite 192
109% 499 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 47.2
157% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 657
DQ Write 516
DQ Mixed 345
324% 506 MB/s
236GB free
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 220 211 211 212 207 MB/s
Read 995
Write 674
Mixed 578
SusWrite 234
138% 620 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 76.4
4K Mixed 44.6
151% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 662
DQ Write 516
DQ Mixed 391
346% 523 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 192 196 196 196 200 MB/s
Read 958
Write 660
Mixed 282
SusWrite 201
116% 525 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 46.8
158% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 547
DQ Write 515
DQ Mixed 334
305% 465 MB/s
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 238 201 203 189 190 203 MB/s
Read 830
Write 673
Mixed 398
SusWrite 204
117% 526 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 72.5
4K Mixed 44.4
148% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 662
DQ Write 516
DQ Mixed 342
323% 507 MB/s
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 120 84 111 92 104 MB/s
Read 655
Write 425
Mixed 255
SusWrite 113
80% 362 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 46.6
171% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 658
DQ Write 519
DQ Mixed 342
323% 506 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 142 123 81 117 104 MB/s
Read 538
Write 228
Mixed 261
SusWrite 125
64% 288 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 20.7
136% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 661
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 351
289% 425 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $527

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Poor

5 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

6 years ago.

AMD Radeon R3 240GB SATAIII 2.5" R3SL240G


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