Average Bench: 231% (67th of 1058)

Based on 149,128 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0, NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-, WDC WDS1 00T2B0C-00PXH0, WDC WDS1 00T2B0C-00PX

Outstanding average bench

The WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB averaged 131.1% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,065MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,226MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 110%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 733MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 48.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 149,128 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,030 Read 1,477 1,595
1,063 Write 1,658 1,873
919 Mixed 1,309 1,487
472 SusWrite 733 961
291% 1,295 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.3 4K Read 48.8 55.5
81.2 4K Write 172 255
47.8 4K Mixed 72.2 86.1
258% 97.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
719 DQ Read 1,226 1,671
345 DQ Write 922 1,433
454 DQ Mixed 1,065 1,452
799% 1,071 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
375GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1401 819 823 839 743 727 MB/s
Read 1,550
Write 1,775
Mixed 1,459
SusWrite 892
320% 1419 MB/s
4K Read 53.1
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 77.9
275% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,251
DQ Write 897
DQ Mixed 1,060
796% 1,069 MB/s
712GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1446 856 548 519 543 530 MB/s
Read 1540
Write 1,748
Mixed 1,388
SusWrite 740
304% 1,354 MB/s
4K Read 54.5
4K Write 188
4K Mixed 82.2
287% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,304
DQ Write 1,053
DQ Mixed 1,154
870% 1,170 MB/s
397GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1498 812 829 834 835 833 MB/s
Read 1,550
Write 1,780
Mixed 1,380
SusWrite 940
318% 1,413 MB/s
4K Read 50.7
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 73.4
263% 99.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,174
DQ Write 927
DQ Mixed 1088
804% 1,063 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 233010WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1240 375 372 373 378 370 MB/s
Read 1,482
Write 1,807
Mixed 1,358
SusWrite 518
290% 1291 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 67.7
235% 86.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,307
DQ Write 1,101
DQ Mixed 1,200
900% 1,203 MB/s
848GB free
Firmware: 233010WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1337 382 372 376 370 376 MB/s
Read 1,520
Write 1,839
Mixed 1,388
SusWrite 536
297% 1,321 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 66.5
228% 83.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,064
DQ Write 1,050
DQ Mixed 1,033
782% 1,049 MB/s
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4 days ago.

the read speeds are correct on userbench but the write speed is wildly inaccurate when tested next to crystal disk.


Excellent

13 months ago.

Very modern day SSD with plenty of quick and good value storage. Just bought it for 125$ CAD and it's incredibly quick and Its great value. The advertised speed is 2400mbs (2.4GB) with a 5-year warranty. Definitely one of the best value SSDs on the market.


Excellent

20 months ago.

Amazing performance for the price and solid reliability.


Terrible

6 months ago.

Western Digital replaced TLC with QLC NAND in Blue SN550 (recognizable by firmware id 233010WD). This is why the peformance shows terrible consistency. The new SN550 with TLC performes significantly worse then the old one. WD is supposedly offering a free replacement.


Good

19 months ago.

userbenchmark has the big gaeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Excellent

21 months ago.

amazon has best review system 4.5 star on amazon means 12.5 percent people are having problem. but this m.2 has 5 stars on amazon immediately, i changed my mind to buy this instead of Samsung.


Excellent

8 months ago.

kind of slow nvme for the price of a sata ssd


Excellent

2 years ago.

Large volume and high speed!)


Excellent

4 months ago.

Works good, great value imo


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