Average Bench: 229% (67th of 1058)

Based on 21,088 user benchmarks.  Models: WDS500G2X0C-00L350, NVMe WDS500G2X0C-00L3

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) averaged 129.1% 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 976MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,160MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) is 123%. 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 747MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 47.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,088 samples)
Min Avg Max
790 Read 1,732 1,948
683 Write 1,751 2,234
663 Mixed 1,453 1,713
406 SusWrite 747 924
319% 1,421 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.2 4K Read 47.1 50.5
58.9 4K Write 140 201
38.4 4K Mixed 63 77.6
227% 83.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
602 DQ Read 1,160 1,639
120 DQ Write 861 1,339
174 DQ Mixed 976 1,393
739% 999 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1109 853 848 840 856 856 MB/s
Read 1909
Write 1,931
Mixed 1,670
SusWrite 894
360% 1,601 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 71.8
250% 93.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,253
DQ Write 883
DQ Mixed 1,048
788% 1,061 MB/s
230GB free
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 866 833 851 851 848 849 MB/s
Read 1,906
Write 1,877
Mixed 1,652
SusWrite 850
353% 1,571 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 66.9
234% 88.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,299
DQ Write 1,032
DQ Mixed 1,132
856% 1,154 MB/s
283GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1060 847 848 849 715 664 MB/s
Read 1,845
Write 1597
Mixed 1,474
SusWrite 830
322% 1,436 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 70.8
246% 92.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,116
DQ Write 917
DQ Mixed 1,032
769% 1,022 MB/s
283GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 934 675 668 637 647 627 MB/s
Read 1893
Write 1,590
Mixed 1,472
SusWrite 698
316% 1,413 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 71.3
250% 93.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1200
DQ Write 990
DQ Mixed 1098
822% 1,096 MB/s
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1060 850 839 840 838 847 MB/s
Read 1,596
Write 1,522
Mixed 1,386
SusWrite 879
302% 1,346 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 58.4
198% 71.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,485
DQ Write 1,083
DQ Mixed 1220
929% 1,263 MB/s
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING - $258

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Excellent

19 months 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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