Average Bench: 131% (151st of 1040)

Based on 10,200 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS512G1X0C-00ENX0

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB (2017) averaged 31.1% 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 403MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 623MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB (2017) is 65.1%. This is a particularly 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 307MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 418MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,200 samples)
Min Avg Max
441 Read 913 1,091
349 Write 595 780
264 Mixed 418 617
130 SusWrite 307 395
124% 558 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.7 4K Read 39.5 44.4
49.5 4K Write 103 132
22.9 4K Mixed 44.7 59
172% 62.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
478 DQ Read 623 663
136 DQ Write 441 524
148 DQ Mixed 403 482
336% 489 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
252GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 363 363 365 364 366 MB/s
Read 964
Write 758
Mixed 440
SusWrite 364
140% 631 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 57.3
207% 75.8 MB/s
DQ Read 660
DQ Write 519
DQ Mixed 418
360% 532 MB/s
415GB free
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 507 376 376 377 377 376 MB/s
Read 961
Write 773
Mixed 632
SusWrite 398
154% 691 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 90.8
4K Mixed 51.9
176% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 660
DQ Write 517
DQ Mixed 445
372% 541 MB/s
221GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 370 376 378 371 377 MB/s
Read 948
Write 771
Mixed 443
SusWrite 379
141% 635 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 54.1
178% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 661
DQ Write 516
DQ Mixed 417
359% 531 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 366 222 342 231 226 202 MB/s
Read 1,075
Write 761
Mixed 452
SusWrite 265
141% 638 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 41.7
182% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 662
DQ Write 523
DQ Mixed 440
371% 542 MB/s
244GB free
Firmware: B35900WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 392 369 368 366 369 370 MB/s
Read 951
Write 761
Mixed 395
SusWrite 372
138% 620 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 89.4
4K Mixed 48.3
159% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 650
DQ Write 502
DQ Mixed 217
260% 457 MB/s
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Desktop 82%
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Workstation 107%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $227

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $1,584

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