Average Bench: 230% (46th of 1011)

Based on 10,843 user benchmarks.  Models: WDS500G2X0C-00L350, NVMe WDS500G2X0C-00L3

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) averaged 129.7% 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 1,003MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,131MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) is 116%. 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 785MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 43.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,843 samples)
Min Avg Max
708 Read 1,697 1,942
698 Write 1,805 2,241
676 Mixed 1,486 1,711
513 SusWrite 785 919
324% 1,443 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.5 4K Read 43.2 50
75.7 4K Write 144 202
43 4K Mixed 63.9 77.4
224% 83.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
404 DQ Read 1,131 1,639
298 DQ Write 896 1,364
372 DQ Mixed 1,003 1,394
754% 1,010 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
348GB free
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1273 854 856 857 856 856 MB/s
Read 1,942
Write 2,234
Mixed 1,727
SusWrite 925
384% 1,707 MB/s
4K Read 52.1
4K Write 223
4K Mixed 81.4
302% 119 MB/s
DQ Read 1,660
DQ Write 1,532
DQ Mixed 1,399
1,104% 1,531 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 836 587 537 531 527 532 MB/s
Read 1,877
Write 2,187
Mixed 1,666
SusWrite 592
355% 1,580 MB/s
4K Read 48.9
4K Write 186
4K Mixed 75.7
270% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,468
DQ Write 1,198
DQ Mixed 1,289
977% 1,319 MB/s
405GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101200WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1069 850 848 853 853 852 MB/s
Read 1,951
Write 2165
Mixed 1,711
SusWrite 887
377% 1,679 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 66.9
226% 82.5 MB/s
DQ Read 935
DQ Write 650
DQ Mixed 856
622% 814 MB/s
242GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1215 849 847 771 753 747 MB/s
Read 1,913
Write 2,129
Mixed 1,695
SusWrite 864
371% 1,650 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 66.5
227% 83 MB/s
DQ Read 1019
DQ Write 623
DQ Mixed 858
629% 833 MB/s
425GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101200WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 845 848 850 851 851 851 MB/s
Read 1,756
Write 2,147
Mixed 1,702
SusWrite 849
363% 1,613 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 65.8
224% 81.8 MB/s
DQ Read 940
DQ Write 624
DQ Mixed 872
626% 812 MB/s
269GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1077 862 864 868 870 869 MB/s
Read 1,932
Write 2,065
Mixed 1,686
SusWrite 902
370% 1,646 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 62.1
209% 74.9 MB/s
DQ Read 758
DQ Write 529
DQ Mixed 698
507% 662 MB/s
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Typical Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) Builds (Compare 22,745 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 103%
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Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $133

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $865

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