Average Bench: 66.4% (704th of 1058)

Based on 303 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SA530 SDASN8Y-256G-1006

Above average average bench

The WDC PC SA530 SDASN8Y-256G-1006 256GB averaged 33.6% 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 172MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 27.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SA530 SDASN8Y-256G-1006 256GB is 38.7%. 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 206MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 239MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 303 samples)
Min Avg Max
284 Read 387 480
201 Write 287 421
159 Mixed 239 330
131 SusWrite 206 229
62.5% 280 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.4 4K Read 21.6 32
24 4K Write 46.5 75.2
12.4 4K Mixed 27.1 40.4
92.1% 31.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
133 DQ Read 240 376
120 DQ Write 199 298
97.1 DQ Mixed 172 246
142% 204 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40211006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 260 230 230 222 227 227 MB/s
Read 377
Write 348
Mixed 310
SusWrite 233
71% 317 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 51.2
4K Mixed 34.9
117% 38.6 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 257
216% 314 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40211006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 223 218 220 220 218 MB/s
Read 342
Write 228
Mixed 196
SusWrite 220
55% 246 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 50.5
4K Mixed 33.1
113% 37.5 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 180
172% 270 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40211006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 188 224 215 225 225 MB/s
Read 327
Write 339
Mixed 259
SusWrite 215
64% 285 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 38.8
4K Mixed 24.8
83% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 175
134% 183 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40211006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 222 194 172 145 196 MB/s
Read 378
Write 218
Mixed 255
SusWrite 191
58% 260 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 38
4K Mixed 23.9
83% 27.8 MB/s
DQ Read 131
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 124
96% 131 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,078,113 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SA530 SDASN8Y-256G-1006 256GB Builds (Compare 1,700 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

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