Average Bench: 262% (37th of 1016)

Based on 3,004 user benchmarks.  Models: WDS100T2X0C-00L350, NVMe WDS100T2X0C-00L3

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2018) averaged 161.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2018) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,024MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,939MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2018) is 115%. 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 44.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 147MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,004 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,217 Read 1,763 1,934
1,177 Write 1,939 2,306
1,127 Mixed 1,604 1,819
646 SusWrite 1,232 1,487
368% 1,634 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.5 4K Read 44.2 49.4
86 4K Write 147 194
46 4K Mixed 64.7 76.4
228% 85.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
491 DQ Read 1,157 1,627
369 DQ Write 914 1,352
429 DQ Mixed 1,024 1,465
770% 1,032 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
428GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1838 1400 1409 1409 1408 1406 MB/s
Read 1,769
Write 2,347
Mixed 1,829
SusWrite 1,478
420% 1,856 MB/s
4K Read 49.8
4K Write 193
4K Mixed 77.2
276% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1,287
DQ Write 1125
DQ Mixed 1,200
901% 1,204 MB/s
483GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1083 1317 1412 1411 1363 1136 MB/s
Read 1,937
Write 2,174
Mixed 1,822
SusWrite 1,287
407% 1,805 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 67.2
235% 88.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,469
DQ Write 1,178
DQ Mixed 1,298
978% 1,315 MB/s
886GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101200WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 962 1290 1408 1406 1409 1407 MB/s
Read 1,895
Write 1,634
Mixed 1,535
SusWrite 1,314
358% 1,594 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 66
228% 85.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,278
DQ Write 1,005
DQ Mixed 1130
849% 1,138 MB/s
483GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 817 1125 1069 1129 1165 1078 MB/s
Read 1,927
Write 2,279
Mixed 1,815
SusWrite 1,064
399% 1,771 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 68.2
238% 89.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1460
DQ Write 1166
DQ Mixed 1316
984% 1314 MB/s
471GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1779 1395 1393 1396 1393 1157 MB/s
Read 1,914
Write 2,139
Mixed 1,715
SusWrite 1,419
405% 1,797 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 70.5
244% 91.3 MB/s
DQ Read 808
DQ Write 577
DQ Mixed 750
545% 712 MB/s
319GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1467 979 1070 1060 1091 1067 MB/s
Read 1,880
Write 1,686
Mixed 1,270
SusWrite 1,122
334% 1,489 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 65
219% 81.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,097
DQ Write 816
DQ Mixed 884
680% 932 MB/s
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1798 1408 1408 1125 875 878 MB/s
Read 1925
Write 2,205
Mixed 1,760
SusWrite 1,249
402% 1,785 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 65.6
223% 81.6 MB/s
DQ Read 670
DQ Write 652
DQ Mixed 669
500% 664 MB/s
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Typical Black NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2018) Builds (Compare 21,224 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 101%
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Desktop 111%
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Workstation 103%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X470-F GAMING - $165

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,154

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