Average Bench: 231% (51st of 1026)

Based on 13,197 user benchmarks.  Models: WDS500G2X0C-00L350, NVMe WDS500G2X0C-00L3

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) averaged 130.7% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 983MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,148MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) is 107%. 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.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 775MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 44.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 13,197 samples)
Min Avg Max
982 Read 1,746 1,942
956 Write 1,815 2,229
885 Mixed 1,491 1,713
521 SusWrite 775 920
327% 1,457 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30 4K Read 44.2 49.7
67.9 4K Write 141 193
39.7 4K Mixed 63.5 76.8
223% 83.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
646 DQ Read 1,148 1,611
276 DQ Write 867 1,329
378 DQ Mixed 983 1,380
742% 999 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
357GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1154 859 864 861 858 863 MB/s
Read 1,633
Write 1,541
Mixed 1,431
SusWrite 910
310% 1,379 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 57.5
213% 80.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,228
DQ Write 1,013
DQ Mixed 1,104
831% 1,115 MB/s
286GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1058 844 843 861 737 738 MB/s
Read 1,315
Write 1,330
Mixed 1,217
SusWrite 847
265% 1,177 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 69.9
241% 89 MB/s
DQ Read 1,198
DQ Write 660
DQ Mixed 1,011
730% 956 MB/s
273GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 644 602 600 588 609 610 MB/s
Read 704
Write 686
Mixed 676
SusWrite 609
151% 669 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 57.7
191% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 778
DQ Write 686
DQ Mixed 769
566% 744 MB/s
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Gaming 79%
Desktop 105%
Workstation 94%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $139

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This is a complete Monster. Faster than the last SSD drive I had. Looks sick with the heatsink as well.

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