Average Bench: 145% (148th of 1058)

Based on 2,986 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1014

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1014 256GB averaged 45.3% 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 517MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 626MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1014 256GB is 77.4%. 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 221MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 107MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,986 samples)
Min Avg Max
771 Read 1,138 1,471
636 Write 872 934
533 Mixed 864 998
170 SusWrite 221 252
172% 774 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23 4K Read 40.4 47.3
58.3 4K Write 107 151
31.3 4K Mixed 54.5 68.4
188% 67.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
436 DQ Read 641 685
218 DQ Write 626 917
208 DQ Mixed 517 580
421% 595 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21103900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 216 220 221 221 221 MB/s
Read 1399
Write 913
Mixed 905
SusWrite 241
192% 865 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 42
174% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 672
DQ Write 736
DQ Mixed 549
456% 652 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21103900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 432 210 161 164 166 166 MB/s
Read 1,005
Write 922
Mixed 922
SusWrite 217
172% 766 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 55.7
181% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 668
DQ Write 710
DQ Mixed 575
464% 651 MB/s
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21103900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 409 205 139 141 137 134 MB/s
Read 776
Write 902
Mixed 795
SusWrite 194
150% 667 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 52.6
172% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 653
DQ Write 580
DQ Mixed 572
441% 602 MB/s
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21103900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 215 217 217 218 218 MB/s
Read 1,261
Write 915
Mixed 864
SusWrite 233
182% 818 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 43.8
4K Mixed 33.3
108% 35 MB/s
DQ Read 684
DQ Write 448
DQ Mixed 405
346% 512 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21103900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 242 146 139 144 133 MB/s
Read 1,278
Write 882
Mixed 848
SusWrite 185
177% 798 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 62.3
4K Mixed 40.8
133% 44.8 MB/s
DQ Read 494
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 384
285% 382 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,053,873 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1014 256GB Builds (Compare 5,750 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

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