Average Bench: 144% (150th of 1058)

Based on 1,515 user benchmarks.  Model: PC SN530 NVMe WDC 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The PC SN530 NVMe WDC 256GB averaged 43.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the PC SN530 NVMe WDC 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 502MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,160MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PC SN530 NVMe WDC 256GB is 82.7%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the PC SN530 NVMe WDC 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 221MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,515 samples)
Min Avg Max
694 Read 1,160 1,477
542 Write 856 927
489 Mixed 845 1,033
155 SusWrite 221 252
171% 770 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.5 4K Read 41 50.3
63.5 4K Write 112 160
32.4 4K Mixed 54.1 69.1
190% 68.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
396 DQ Read 627 683
192 DQ Write 491 860
223 DQ Mixed 502 578
391% 540 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21111012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 449 220 222 222 223 222 MB/s
Read 1,420
Write 923
Mixed 1,025
SusWrite 260
202% 907 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 63.6
230% 84.8 MB/s
DQ Read 679
DQ Write 645
DQ Mixed 559
448% 628 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 325 278 225 226 226 226 MB/s
Read 1,106
Write 912
Mixed 884
SusWrite 251
176% 788 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 58.5
208% 75.5 MB/s
DQ Read 680
DQ Write 380
DQ Mixed 574
415% 545 MB/s
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21112012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 219 219 218 219 218 MB/s
Read 1,316
Write 862
Mixed 884
SusWrite 236
183% 825 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 91.3
4K Mixed 48.9
162% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 600
DQ Write 385
DQ Mixed 512
376% 499 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21112012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 221 222 223 223 223 MB/s
Read 1,021
Write 819
Mixed 784
SusWrite 252
160% 719 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 69.8
4K Mixed 35.7
129% 45.3 MB/s
DQ Read 421
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 398
288% 376 MB/s
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 241 126 124 122 123 MB/s
Read 682
Write 834
Mixed 657
SusWrite 174
132% 587 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 77.2
4K Mixed 45.1
149% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 667
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 563
400% 518 MB/s
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21112012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 249 219 214 219 220 MB/s
Read 833
Write 729
Mixed 682
SusWrite 232
138% 619 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 25
101% 39.7 MB/s
DQ Read 537
DQ Write 381
DQ Mixed 486
356% 468 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21112012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 212 219 219 221 213 MB/s
Read 645
Write 208
Mixed 246
SusWrite 214
72% 328 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 66.2
4K Mixed 37
115% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 510
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 237
198% 296 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,311,813 SSDs tested.

Typical SN530 NVMe WDC 256GB Builds (Compare 980 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3880

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $199

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14 days ago.

Not bad, but low sustained writes, probably small buffer.


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