Average Bench: 260% (37th of 1037)

Based on 4,570 user benchmarks.  Models: WDS100T2X0C-00L350, NVMe WDS100T2X0C-00L3

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2018) averaged 160.4% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,021MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,943MB/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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 44.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 142MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,570 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,046 Read 1,769 1,934
1,024 Write 1,943 2,325
951 Mixed 1,592 1,829
632 SusWrite 1,209 1,493
367% 1,628 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29 4K Read 44.9 49.6
55.2 4K Write 142 196
42.7 4K Mixed 63.6 76.6
225% 83.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
550 DQ Read 1,199 1,806
121 DQ Write 906 1,430
218 DQ Mixed 1,021 1,557
772% 1,042 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
673GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101200WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1238 1199 1405 1406 979 964 MB/s
Read 1,906
Write 1,954
Mixed 1,663
SusWrite 1,198
378% 1,681 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 67.4
235% 88.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,808
DQ Write 1,425
DQ Mixed 1,583
1,194% 1,606 MB/s
878GB free
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1927 1411 1412 1414 1414 1414 MB/s
Read 1,923
Write 2,253
Mixed 1,683
SusWrite 1,499
415% 1,840 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 68.3
238% 89.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,232
DQ Write 842
DQ Mixed 1,054
782% 1,043 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,638,959 SSDs tested.


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Typical Black NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2018) Builds (Compare 7,338 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 97%
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Desktop 89%
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Workstation 97%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X470-F GAMING - $185

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,156

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Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
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Intel Core i7-9700K $299Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $505Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
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