Average Bench: 233% (38th of 1000)

Based on 7,032 user benchmarks.  Models: WDS500G2X0C-00L350, NVMe WDS500G2X0C-00L3

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) averaged 133.1% 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 990MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,117MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) is 108%. 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 832MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 43.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,032 samples)
Min Avg Max
994 Read 1,714 1,942
793 Write 1,760 2,197
814 Mixed 1,474 1,705
555 SusWrite 832 920
324% 1,445 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.2 4K Read 43.5 49.9
89.1 4K Write 144 201
48.1 4K Mixed 64.1 75.9
224% 83.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
473 DQ Read 1,117 1,640
416 DQ Write 887 1,365
450 DQ Mixed 990 1,387
744% 998 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
423GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101200WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1246 852 855 855 857 852 MB/s
Read 1,943
Write 2,206
Mixed 1,713
SusWrite 920
381% 1,695 MB/s
4K Read 50.8
4K Write 204
4K Mixed 78.2
285% 111 MB/s
DQ Read 1,327
DQ Write 1,130
DQ Mixed 1193
904% 1,217 MB/s
351GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 988 878 842 844 835 820 MB/s
Read 1,852
Write 2,040
Mixed 1,638
SusWrite 868
360% 1,599 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 175
4K Mixed 68.3
249% 96.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,445
DQ Write 1,179
DQ Mixed 1,266
960% 1,296 MB/s
339GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1188 851 858 859 859 863 MB/s
Read 1,914
Write 2111
Mixed 1,698
SusWrite 913
373% 1,659 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 67.5
233% 86.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,021
DQ Write 757
DQ Mixed 945
691% 907 MB/s
382GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1053 764 852 853 854 855 MB/s
Read 1394
Write 1,336
Mixed 1,298
SusWrite 872
276% 1,225 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 56.5
192% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 745
DQ Write 605
DQ Mixed 688
512% 679 MB/s
248GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 951 786 735 688 681 613 MB/s
Read 1,546
Write 1,547
Mixed 1313
SusWrite 742
289% 1,287 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 50.5
178% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 890
DQ Write 623
DQ Mixed 792
582% 769 MB/s
282GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 585 544 533 513 519 527 MB/s
Read 658
Write 640
Mixed 643
SusWrite 537
140% 620 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 63.1
213% 77.1 MB/s
DQ Read 842
DQ Write 770
DQ Mixed 1242
812% 951 MB/s
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 146% - Outstanding Total price: $912

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