Average Bench: 66% (717th of 1059)

Based on 405 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SA530 SDASN8Y-256G-1006

Above average average bench

The WDC PC SA530 SDASN8Y-256G-1006 256GB averaged 33.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 173MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 26.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SA530 SDASN8Y-256G-1006 256GB is 38.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SA530 SDASN8Y-256G-1006 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 200MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 236MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 405 samples)
Min Avg Max
285 Read 384 479
195 Write 281 412
155 Mixed 236 323
112 SusWrite 200 228
61.4% 275 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.3 4K Read 21.7 31.8
24.2 4K Write 46.6 74.8
12.4 4K Mixed 26.9 40.2
92.1% 31.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
135 DQ Read 245 378
109 DQ Write 201 298
95.2 DQ Mixed 173 247
143% 206 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40211006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 154 187 169 232 140 MB/s
Read 384
Write 267
Mixed 273
SusWrite 183
62% 277 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 38.2
4K Mixed 26.7
85% 28.4 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 137
130% 204 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40211006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 225 215 214 231 221 225 MB/s
Read 352
Write 239
Mixed 238
SusWrite 222
59% 263 MB/s
4K Read 11.6
4K Write 47.1
4K Mixed 23.6
73% 27.4 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 129
100% 138 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40211006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 141 185 161 159 170 MB/s
Read 306
Write 218
Mixed 153
SusWrite 170
47% 212 MB/s
4K Read 6.5
4K Write 16
4K Mixed 9.4
30% 10.6 MB/s
DQ Read 227
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 166
138% 198 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 59,026,067 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SA530 SDASN8Y-256G-1006 256GB Builds (Compare 216 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP Laptop 14-dk0xxx

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