Average Bench: 120% (176th of 1058)

Based on 22,829 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS256G1X0C-00ENX0, NVMe WDC WDS256G1X0C-

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) averaged 20.5% 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 633MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) is 65.4%. This is a particularly 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 166MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 346MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,829 samples)
Min Avg Max
430 Read 874 1,080
218 Write 425 680
209 Mixed 346 568
77.5 SusWrite 166 222
99.6% 453 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 4K Read 37.1 44.6
50.5 4K Write 101 134
23.6 4K Mixed 45 58.2
167% 61 MB/s
Min Avg Max
524 DQ Read 633 664
134 DQ Write 457 525
193 DQ Mixed 337 395
308% 475 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 237 217 201 209 207 204 MB/s
Read 1,016
Write 242
Mixed 370
SusWrite 212
100% 460 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 59.6
208% 75.4 MB/s
DQ Read 664
DQ Write 521
DQ Mixed 358
332% 514 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 197 195 200 204 198 MB/s
Read 894
Write 659
Mixed 286
SusWrite 202
113% 510 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 53.1
180% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 660
DQ Write 510
DQ Mixed 330
316% 500 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 182 192 189 112 176 MB/s
Read 1,021
Write 376
Mixed 354
SusWrite 172
105% 481 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 33.6
165% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 37.1
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 50.6
52% 80.8 MB/s
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 163 205 189 197 189 MB/s
Read 621
Write 265
Mixed 205
SusWrite 187
70% 319 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 91.9
4K Mixed 27
114% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 417
DQ Write 401
DQ Mixed 196
206% 338 MB/s
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 140 92 70 91 60 MB/s
Read 329
Write 609
Mixed 398
SusWrite 110
82% 362 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 20
4K Mixed 20.3
71% 21.1 MB/s
DQ Read 658
DQ Write 84.3
DQ Mixed 161
171% 301 MB/s
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Typical Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017) Builds (Compare 18,619 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $889

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 Comments

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Poor

3 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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