Average Bench: 233% (49th of 1016)

Based on 12,145 user benchmarks.  Models: WDS500G2X0C-00L350, NVMe WDS500G2X0C-00L3

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) averaged 132.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,024MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,154MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) is 114%. 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 792MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 44.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,145 samples)
Min Avg Max
703 Read 1,709 1,944
681 Write 1,802 2,222
667 Mixed 1,481 1,710
554 SusWrite 792 920
325% 1,446 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.4 4K Read 44.8 49.8
88.6 4K Write 144 195
48.4 4K Mixed 64.8 76.7
227% 84.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
599 DQ Read 1,154 1,641
372 DQ Write 913 1,369
386 DQ Mixed 1,024 1,400
769% 1,030 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1009 694 715 683 679 640 MB/s
Read 1,913
Write 2010
Mixed 1,625
SusWrite 736
353% 1,571 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 190
4K Mixed 71.6
252% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1367
DQ Write 1,166
DQ Mixed 1,225
929% 1,253 MB/s
269GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1103 846 844 848 845 848 MB/s
Read 1,881
Write 2,013
Mixed 1,660
SusWrite 889
362% 1,611 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 63.7
220% 81.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,139
DQ Write 916
DQ Mixed 1,017
764% 1,024 MB/s
407GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1220 853 854 854 859 777 MB/s
Read 1,948
Write 2,162
Mixed 1,700
SusWrite 903
377% 1,678 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 66.6
226% 82.2 MB/s
DQ Read 949
DQ Write 614
DQ Mixed 866
623% 810 MB/s
378GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1099 852 855 855 860 857 MB/s
Read 1,504
Write 1,420
Mixed 1,350
SusWrite 896
290% 1,292 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 70.3
242% 90.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,158
DQ Write 1003
DQ Mixed 1074
807% 1,078 MB/s
147GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1039 639 545 481 448 451 MB/s
Read 1,869
Write 1,893
Mixed 1,443
SusWrite 600
325% 1,451 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 63.2
231% 87.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,148
DQ Write 954
DQ Mixed 1,041
782% 1,048 MB/s
336GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 739 690 130 128 215 164 MB/s
Read 1,929
Write 1,991
Mixed 1,678
SusWrite 344
333% 1,486 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 63.1
210% 75.3 MB/s
DQ Read 925
DQ Write 505
DQ Mixed 750
549% 727 MB/s
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Desktop 104%
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $133

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $797

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Excellent

14 days ago.

This is a complete Monster. Faster than the last SSD drive I had. Looks sick with the heatsink as well.


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