Average Bench: 257% (41st of 1040)

Based on 4,915 user benchmarks.  Models: WDS100T2X0C-00L350, NVMe WDS100T2X0C-00L3

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2018) averaged 157.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2018) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 989MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,922MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2018) is 124%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2018) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 43.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 141MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,915 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,136 Read 1,763 1,938
1,091 Write 1,922 2,327
1003 Mixed 1,595 1,833
666 SusWrite 1,191 1,492
364% 1,618 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.5 4K Read 43.6 49.7
67.3 4K Write 141 197
43.8 4K Mixed 64.1 77.1
223% 83 MB/s
Min Avg Max
678 DQ Read 1,175 1619
116 DQ Write 865 1,305
207 DQ Mixed 989 1,419
748% 1,010 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
380GB free
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1946 1409 1411 1408 1409 1410 MB/s
Read 1,928
Write 2,265
Mixed 1,814
SusWrite 1,499
423% 1,876 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 75.1
266% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,381
DQ Write 1,208
DQ Mixed 1299
972% 1,296 MB/s
691GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101200WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1918 1408 1409 1406 1407 1409 MB/s
Read 1920
Write 2,306
Mixed 1,813
SusWrite 1,493
425% 1,883 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 176
4K Mixed 74.5
263% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,312
DQ Write 1,137
DQ Mixed 1,232
921% 1,227 MB/s
550GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1759 1382 1323 1110 1035 1112 MB/s
Read 1,899
Write 2,324
Mixed 1,817
SusWrite 1,287
413% 1,831 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 192
4K Mixed 76.1
274% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,353
DQ Write 1,138
DQ Mixed 1,224
923% 1,238 MB/s
356GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1635 873 853 833 844 816 MB/s
Read 1,918
Write 2322
Mixed 1,817
SusWrite 976
396% 1,758 MB/s
4K Read 50.2
4K Write 210
4K Mixed 79.3
289% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 1,430
DQ Write 1,228
DQ Mixed 1,320
992% 1,326 MB/s
585GB free
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1798 1382 1380 1378 1385 1383 MB/s
Read 1,813
Write 1,986
Mixed 1,654
SusWrite 1,451
389% 1,726 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 59.5
202% 74.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,156
DQ Write 922
DQ Mixed 1,058
786% 1,045 MB/s
836GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101200WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1752 1357 1394 1339 1265 1630 MB/s
Read 1177
Write 1133
Mixed 1,102
SusWrite 1,456
275% 1,217 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 66
225% 84.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,278
DQ Write 1,058
DQ Mixed 1,162
872% 1,166 MB/s
749GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1704 1390 1411 1388 1379 1411 MB/s
Read 1,935
Write 2,086
Mixed 1,660
SusWrite 1,447
401% 1,782 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 82.9
4K Mixed 57.3
187% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,236
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 396
372% 610 MB/s
732GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1703 1398 1387 1412 1381 1367 MB/s
Read 1,929
Write 2,044
Mixed 1,682
SusWrite 1,441
400% 1,774 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 78.9
4K Mixed 57.1
185% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,221
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 430
388% 620 MB/s
882GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1655 1355 1372 1372 1307 1297 MB/s
Read 1,678
Write 1838
Mixed 1,693
SusWrite 1,393
372% 1,650 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 57.7
4K Mixed 46.7
158% 49.8 MB/s
DQ Read 921
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 239
247% 428 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X470-F GAMING - $185

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