Average Bench: 232% (63rd of 1058)

Based on 23,246 user benchmarks.  Models: WDS500G2X0C-00L350, NVMe WDS500G2X0C-00L3

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) averaged 131.6% 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 977MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,172MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) is 120%. 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 764MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 44.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,246 samples)
Min Avg Max
948 Read 1,718 1,944
857 Write 1,812 2,247
761 Mixed 1,490 1,715
447 SusWrite 764 924
325% 1,446 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.6 4K Read 44.3 51.1
71.6 4K Write 152 246
40.9 4K Mixed 65.2 80.8
231% 87 MB/s
Min Avg Max
645 DQ Read 1,172 1,655
280 DQ Write 852 1,360
408 DQ Mixed 977 1,398
739% 1,000 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1116 845 846 845 843 845 MB/s
Read 1,912
Write 2,224
Mixed 1,717
SusWrite 890
379% 1,686 MB/s
4K Read 51
4K Write 204
4K Mixed 78.9
286% 111 MB/s
DQ Read 1,439
DQ Write 1,133
DQ Mixed 1,237
939% 1,270 MB/s
238GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 926 657 631 638 609 631 MB/s
Read 1,903
Write 1,975
Mixed 1,644
SusWrite 682
348% 1,551 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 65.3
228% 85.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,651
DQ Write 1,323
DQ Mixed 1,378
1,061% 1,451 MB/s
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1146 863 857 860 863 863 MB/s
Read 1,920
Write 1,960
Mixed 1,512
SusWrite 908
354% 1,575 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 69
239% 90.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,130
DQ Write 850
DQ Mixed 1,017
753% 999 MB/s
268GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1085 625 673 644 652 645 MB/s
Read 1,945
Write 2,118
Mixed 1,690
SusWrite 721
363% 1,618 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 59.8
206% 74.2 MB/s
DQ Read 854
DQ Write 528
DQ Mixed 713
525% 698 MB/s
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Workstation 97%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $139

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Excellent

2 years 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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