Average Bench: 235% (35th of 1003)

Based on 8,536 user benchmarks.  Models: WDS500G2X0C-00L350, NVMe WDS500G2X0C-00L3

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) averaged 134.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 981MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,861MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) is 102%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 811MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 44.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,536 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,219 Read 1,772 1,942
1,082 Write 1,861 2,226
958 Mixed 1,529 1717
597 SusWrite 811 920
335% 1,493 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.7 4K Read 44.2 49.9
95.6 4K Write 146 203
50 4K Mixed 65 77.3
227% 84.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
620 DQ Read 1,108 1,643
420 DQ Write 883 1,400
445 DQ Mixed 981 1,397
738% 991 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
426GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1217 842 845 853 852 849 MB/s
Read 1,919
Write 2179
Mixed 1,681
SusWrite 910
376% 1,672 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 72
255% 96.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,306
DQ Write 1,135
DQ Mixed 1,206
908% 1,216 MB/s
327GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1196 856 847 670 662 685 MB/s
Read 1,923
Write 1,969
Mixed 1,582
SusWrite 819
353% 1,573 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 64.4
226% 85 MB/s
DQ Read 1,193
DQ Write 784
DQ Mixed 941
715% 973 MB/s
263GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1067 832 886 849 847 857 MB/s
Read 1,902
Write 2,055
Mixed 1,683
SusWrite 889
367% 1,632 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 64.5
222% 81.8 MB/s
DQ Read 922
DQ Write 669
DQ Mixed 840
616% 810 MB/s
325GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 903 852 850 856 854 852 MB/s
Read 1,904
Write 2,027
Mixed 1,648
SusWrite 861
362% 1,610 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 63.3
218% 80 MB/s
DQ Read 948
DQ Write 685
DQ Mixed 869
635% 834 MB/s
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1067 848 847 850 846 848 MB/s
Read 1,781
Write 2,065
Mixed 1508
SusWrite 884
351% 1,560 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 56.7
196% 72.6 MB/s
DQ Read 944
DQ Write 782
DQ Mixed 872
651% 866 MB/s
298GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1066 701 694 670 693 702 MB/s
Read 1,881
Write 2,044
Mixed 1,648
SusWrite 754
355% 1,582 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 61.3
208% 74.7 MB/s
DQ Read 827
DQ Write 523
DQ Mixed 724
527% 691 MB/s
277GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 620 388 351 345 403 371 MB/s
Read 1,533
Write 1682
Mixed 1,287
SusWrite 413
276% 1,229 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 92.7
4K Mixed 49.6
171% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 833
DQ Write 685
DQ Mixed 747
563% 755 MB/s
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 141% - Outstanding Total price: $932

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