Average Bench: 147% (147th of 1058)

Based on 4,061 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1014

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1014 256GB averaged 46.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1014 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 516MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 607MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1014 256GB is 74.5%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1014 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 215MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 108MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,061 samples)
Min Avg Max
814 Read 1,176 1,472
657 Write 868 929
560 Mixed 868 994
158 SusWrite 215 250
174% 782 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.7 4K Read 41.5 47.9
61.8 4K Write 108 152
33.2 4K Mixed 54.3 68.7
190% 67.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
483 DQ Read 645 685
208 DQ Write 607 919
210 DQ Mixed 516 580
417% 589 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21103900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 273 278 220 205 221 214 MB/s
Read 1,469
Write 904
Mixed 969
SusWrite 235
198% 894 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 66.1
233% 86.4 MB/s
DQ Read 684
DQ Write 912
DQ Mixed 576
497% 724 MB/s
147GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21103900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 255 269 221 223 193 198 MB/s
Read 1,124
Write 777
Mixed 907
SusWrite 226
169% 758 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 54.9
194% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 685
DQ Write 650
DQ Mixed 581
460% 639 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21103900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 286 221 220 224 220 MB/s
Read 1,016
Write 920
Mixed 786
SusWrite 247
166% 742 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 54.5
183% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 680
DQ Write 579
DQ Mixed 568
442% 609 MB/s
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21103900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 256 179 183 186 174 MB/s
Read 1,024
Write 732
Mixed 881
SusWrite 203
158% 710 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 46.5
170% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 668
DQ Write 610
DQ Mixed 579
451% 619 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21103900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 292 215 207 196 193 193 MB/s
Read 1,193
Write 827
Mixed 852
SusWrite 216
172% 772 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 86.5
4K Mixed 39.5
140% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 662
DQ Write 517
DQ Mixed 553
424% 577 MB/s
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21103900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 356 213 221 222 221 222 MB/s
Read 1,019
Write 954
Mixed 771
SusWrite 242
167% 747 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 17.6
131% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 660
DQ Write 480
DQ Mixed 554
418% 565 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,556,009 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1014 256GB Builds (Compare 8,674 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

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