Average Bench: 143% (151st of 1058)

Based on 4,665 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1014

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1014 256GB averaged 42.7% 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 501MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 559MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1014 256GB is 77.8%. 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 211MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 104MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,665 samples)
Min Avg Max
777 Read 1,146 1,470
238 Write 845 928
439 Mixed 847 982
150 SusWrite 211 249
170% 762 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.9 4K Read 41.3 47.4
56.1 4K Write 104 151
31.5 4K Mixed 53.1 68.5
186% 66.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
443 DQ Read 638 685
192 DQ Write 559 872
195 DQ Mixed 501 580
402% 566 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21103900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 213 184 185 183 179 MB/s
Read 1,456
Write 913
Mixed 955
SusWrite 219
196% 886 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 67
231% 87.3 MB/s
DQ Read 672
DQ Write 815
DQ Mixed 578
482% 688 MB/s
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21103900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 195 216 211 220 222 MB/s
Read 1,039
Write 938
Mixed 965
SusWrite 232
178% 794 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 57.3
192% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 678
DQ Write 639
DQ Mixed 579
457% 632 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21103900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 367 222 185 175 170 169 MB/s
Read 1,016
Write 920
Mixed 877
SusWrite 215
169% 757 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 55.9
187% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 683
DQ Write 575
DQ Mixed 569
443% 609 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21103900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 343 211 174 175 184 184 MB/s
Read 868
Write 916
Mixed 878
SusWrite 212
161% 718 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 56.6
190% 67.3 MB/s
DQ Read 674
DQ Write 726
DQ Mixed 574
467% 658 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21103900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 202 137 127 133 132 MB/s
Read 780
Write 895
Mixed 732
SusWrite 178
145% 646 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 68.5
4K Mixed 42
128% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 534
DQ Write 366
DQ Mixed 448
335% 449 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,339,261 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1014 256GB Builds (Compare 12,048 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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