Average Bench: 233% (70th of 1072)

Based on 23,087 user benchmarks.  Models: WDS500G2X0C-00L350, NVMe WDS500G2X0C-00L3

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) averaged 132.8% 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 999MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,198MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) is 124%. 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 767MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 44.1MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 23,087 samples)
Min Avg Max
939 Read 1,721 1,945
830 Write 1,811 2,242
776 Mixed 1,488 1,714
474 SusWrite 767 925
325% 1,447 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.8 4K Read 44.1 51
64.5 4K Write 152 248
38 4K Mixed 65 80.8
230% 87 MB/s
Min Avg Max
598 DQ Read 1,198 1,657
299 DQ Write 875 1,429
414 DQ Mixed 999 1,403
757% 1,024 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1107 839 709 689 637 725 MB/s
Read 1,663
Write 1,644
Mixed 1,378
SusWrite 784
307% 1,367 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 46.6
174% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 876
DQ Write 597
DQ Mixed 754
558% 742 MB/s
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1089 907 868 669 437 434 MB/s
Read 1,733
Write 1,725
Mixed 1,529
SusWrite 734
321% 1,430 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 47.1
166% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 791
DQ Write 537
DQ Mixed 678
502% 669 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 869 496 487 456 449 440 MB/s
Read 1,753
Write 1,806
Mixed 1,528
SusWrite 533
315% 1,405 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 47.1
166% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 790
DQ Write 526
DQ Mixed 669
496% 661 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $139

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4 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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