Average Bench: 233% (46th of 1011)

Based on 10,182 user benchmarks.  Models: WDS500G2X0C-00L350, NVMe WDS500G2X0C-00L3

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) averaged 133.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 986MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,821MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) is 106%. 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 817MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 43.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,182 samples)
Min Avg Max
980 Read 1,736 1,941
874 Write 1,821 2,216
875 Mixed 1,508 1,710
610 SusWrite 817 921
330% 1,470 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33 4K Read 43.4 49.6
85.4 4K Write 143 197
47.9 4K Mixed 64 76.7
223% 83.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
541 DQ Read 1,131 1,645
363 DQ Write 881 1,358
407 DQ Mixed 986 1,395
743% 1,000 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1243 849 795 625 674 610 MB/s
Read 1,940
Write 2,229
Mixed 1,711
SusWrite 799
375% 1,670 MB/s
4K Read 49.4
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 73.8
259% 97.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,544
DQ Write 1187
DQ Mixed 1,303
991% 1,344 MB/s
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1147 860 859 858 860 781 MB/s
Read 1,886
Write 2,076
Mixed 1,695
SusWrite 894
368% 1,638 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 69.1
241% 90 MB/s
DQ Read 1,132
DQ Write 1,036
DQ Mixed 1,050
797% 1,073 MB/s
348GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1075 834 850 852 857 859 MB/s
Read 1,692
Write 1,516
Mixed 1,368
SusWrite 888
306% 1,366 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 66
249% 95.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,191
DQ Write 1026
DQ Mixed 1,100
827% 1,106 MB/s
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 764 833 742 602 508 383 MB/s
Read 1,884
Write 1,711
Mixed 1,495
SusWrite 639
320% 1,432 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 66.9
233% 87.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,472
DQ Write 1,197
DQ Mixed 1,281
974% 1,317 MB/s
242GB free
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 996 842 820 810 843 805 MB/s
Read 1,405
Write 1,272
Mixed 1,251
SusWrite 852
268% 1,195 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 67.7
232% 86.5 MB/s
DQ Read 872
DQ Write 774
DQ Mixed 846
628% 831 MB/s
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 916 827 836 790 698 677 MB/s
Read 1,121
Write 1,447
Mixed 1,207
SusWrite 791
258% 1,141 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 77.5
4K Mixed 39.7
137% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 731
DQ Write 568
DQ Mixed 665
493% 655 MB/s
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Typical Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) Builds (Compare 20,372 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $144

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $901

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