Average Bench: 133% (149th of 1040)

Based on 9,220 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS512G1X0C-00ENX0

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB (2017) averaged 33.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB (2017) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 414MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 625MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB (2017) is 57.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 302MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 413MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,220 samples)
Min Avg Max
547 Read 917 1,066
377 Write 604 781
280 Mixed 413 623
127 SusWrite 302 396
124% 559 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.7 4K Read 39.8 44.5
71.7 4K Write 108 133
26.1 4K Mixed 46 59.4
176% 64.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
487 DQ Read 625 663
264 DQ Write 462 526
208 DQ Mixed 414 484
345% 500 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
306GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 389 360 365 363 365 364 MB/s
Read 1,009
Write 441
Mixed 390
SusWrite 368
122% 552 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 52
179% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 662
DQ Write 500
DQ Mixed 466
380% 543 MB/s
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 367 362 300 324 314 363 MB/s
Read 943
Write 760
Mixed 374
SusWrite 338
134% 604 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 54.5
182% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 654
DQ Write 510
DQ Mixed 437
366% 534 MB/s
252GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 366 358 262 351 348 246 MB/s
Read 923
Write 505
Mixed 356
SusWrite 322
116% 526 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 78.7
4K Mixed 42.5
150% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 649
DQ Write 477
DQ Mixed 408
347% 512 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 225 188 91 110 114 89 MB/s
Read 532
Write 493
Mixed 342
SusWrite 136
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 35.6
175% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 659
DQ Write 527
DQ Mixed 413
358% 533 MB/s
246GB free
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 376 375 378 377 377 MB/s
Read 672
Write 480
Mixed 305
SusWrite 383
102% 460 MB/s
4K Read 15.6
4K Write 38.2
4K Mixed 32.5
86% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 647
DQ Write 425
DQ Mixed 450
359% 508 MB/s
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Desktop 81%
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Workstation 106%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $227

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $1,567

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