Average Bench: 131% (146th of 1026)

Based on 8,564 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS512G1X0C-00ENX0

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB (2017) averaged 30.7% 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 404MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 622MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB (2017) is 58.7%. 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 317MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 414MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,564 samples)
Min Avg Max
500 Read 897 1,073
406 Write 622 782
282 Mixed 414 612
144 SusWrite 317 389
125% 562 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.8 4K Read 36.4 44.7
48.8 4K Write 103 133
24.9 4K Mixed 45.5 58.7
168% 61.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
493 DQ Read 622 663
121 DQ Write 446 525
138 DQ Mixed 404 481
337% 491 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
377GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 372 374 372 370 327 MB/s
Read 960
Write 766
Mixed 311
SusWrite 366
133% 601 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 47.4
182% 67.7 MB/s
DQ Read 549
DQ Write 483
DQ Mixed 442
352% 491 MB/s
381GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 379 374 381 380 379 MB/s
Read 907
Write 741
Mixed 398
SusWrite 381
135% 607 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 49.9
172% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 653
DQ Write 505
DQ Mixed 412
354% 523 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 303 245 239 181 193 148 MB/s
Read 936
Write 734
Mixed 348
SusWrite 218
124% 559 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 90.5
4K Mixed 49.4
162% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 660
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 478
358% 486 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 103 96 61 53 69 MB/s
Read 345
Write 419
Mixed 352
SusWrite 99.3
68% 304 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 34.7
174% 67.3 MB/s
DQ Read 657
DQ Write 253
DQ Mixed 308
266% 406 MB/s
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 255 195 172 153 100 MB/s
Read 901
Write 767
Mixed 496
SusWrite 202
132% 591 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 54.7
4K Mixed 37.3
122% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 108
DQ Write 99.6
DQ Mixed 108
80% 105 MB/s
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Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,729

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