Average Bench: 248% (48th of 1058)

Based on 6,446 user benchmarks.  Models: WDS100T2X0C-00L350, NVMe WDS100T2X0C-00L3

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2018) averaged 148.3% 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 924MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,910MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2018) is 138%. 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 43.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 137MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,446 samples)
Min Avg Max
960 Read 1,727 1,942
1,030 Write 1,910 2,323
878 Mixed 1,572 1,833
576 SusWrite 1,148 1,492
358% 1,589 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.3 4K Read 43.4 50.1
56.9 4K Write 137 198
40.8 4K Mixed 63 77.2
219% 81 MB/s
Min Avg Max
529 DQ Read 1,084 1,706
139 DQ Write 782 1,352
218 DQ Mixed 924 1,495
693% 930 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
794GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1811 1393 1387 1402 1408 1400 MB/s
Read 2002
Write 2,271
Mixed 1,882
SusWrite 1,467
430% 1,905 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 73.5
263% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1208
DQ Write 944
DQ Mixed 1,043
789% 1,065 MB/s
652GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1769 849 845 1051 1012 1039 MB/s
Read 1,920
Write 2,332
Mixed 1,809
SusWrite 1,094
403% 1,789 MB/s
4K Read 51
4K Write 206
4K Mixed 79.3
288% 112 MB/s
DQ Read 1,323
DQ Write 982
DQ Mixed 1120
846% 1,141 MB/s
792GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1781 1388 1396 1407 1397 1405 MB/s
Read 1,862
Write 2,211
Mixed 1,828
SusWrite 1,462
415% 1,841 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 173
4K Mixed 71.8
256% 97.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,006
DQ Write 778
DQ Mixed 879
661% 887 MB/s
332GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1611 1002 957 996 937 904 MB/s
Read 1,912
Write 2,056
Mixed 1,671
SusWrite 1,068
377% 1,677 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 67.5
233% 87.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,714
DQ Write 1,336
DQ Mixed 1,479
1,119% 1,510 MB/s
791GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1791 1390 1403 1407 1406 1411 MB/s
Read 1,658
Write 2,188
Mixed 1,858
SusWrite 1,468
406% 1,793 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 72.1
256% 97.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,033
DQ Write 776
DQ Mixed 876
663% 895 MB/s
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation 90%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X470-F GAMING - $189

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,194

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