Average Bench: 66.6% (699th of 1058)

Based on 271 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SA530 SDASN8Y-256G-1006

Above average average bench

The WDC PC SA530 SDASN8Y-256G-1006 256GB averaged 33.3% 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 27.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SA530 SDASN8Y-256G-1006 256GB is 37.7%. 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 208MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 239MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 271 samples)
Min Avg Max
283 Read 389 483
202 Write 286 420
158 Mixed 239 329
152 SusWrite 208 229
62.7% 281 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.7 4K Read 21.6 31.9
24.5 4K Write 46.6 74.9
13.5 4K Mixed 27.2 40.1
92.3% 31.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
136 DQ Read 240 375
113 DQ Write 197 295
97.9 DQ Mixed 172 245
141% 203 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40211006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 224 221 169 223 236 MB/s
Read 484
Write 288
Mixed 371
SusWrite 210
76% 338 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 65.7
4K Mixed 37.2
126% 43.8 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 94.2
113% 197 MB/s
161GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40211006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 227 224 216 209 226 MB/s
Read 463
Write 235
Mixed 209
SusWrite 224
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 65.6
4K Mixed 33.2
116% 41.4 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 98.7
115% 199 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40211006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 231 223 199 225 230 230 MB/s
Read 448
Write 452
Mixed 287
SusWrite 223
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 39.9
4K Mixed 29.8
98% 31.9 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 196
164% 236 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40211006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 173 193 151 125 194 MB/s
Read 429
Write 261
Mixed 275
SusWrite 168
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 53.4
4K Mixed 34.5
114% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 128
126% 202 MB/s
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40211006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 240 224 217 220 222 226 MB/s
Read 431
Write 262
Mixed 296
SusWrite 225
68% 303 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 49.5
4K Mixed 32
109% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 199
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 124
110% 166 MB/s
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40211006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 215 213 209 212 207 MB/s
Read 288
Write 308
Mixed 283
SusWrite 212
62% 273 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 50.3
4K Mixed 27.3
102% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 170
131% 180 MB/s
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40211006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 215 166 219 188 146 MB/s
Read 365
Write 320
Mixed 257
SusWrite 191
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 33
4K Mixed 25.9
84% 27.1 MB/s
DQ Read 126
DQ Write 99.4
DQ Mixed 105
80% 110 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40211006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 103 138 113 91 102 MB/s
Read 374
Write 269
Mixed 179
SusWrite 114
52% 234 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 25.9
4K Mixed 16.4
62% 20.1 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 166
146% 219 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,169,579 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SA530 SDASN8Y-256G-1006 256GB Builds (Compare 1,546 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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