Average Bench: 179% (122nd of 1071)

Based on 2,900 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512G-1014

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512G-1014 512GB averaged 78.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512G-1014 512GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 668MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,871MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512G-1014 512GB is 123%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512G-1014 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 92.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 704MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,900 samples)
Min Avg Max
748 Read 1,246 1,821
945 Write 1,871 2,156
699 Mixed 1,387 1,689
244 SusWrite 704 1,008
294% 1,302 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.7 4K Read 42.3 45.7
47.9 4K Write 92.4 118
31 4K Mixed 51.7 63.2
179% 62.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
372 DQ Read 814 1106
161 DQ Write 574 795
202 DQ Mixed 668 912
506% 685 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
224GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11101100
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1123 987 910 518 493 408 MB/s
Read 1,218
Write 1,996
Mixed 1,566
SusWrite 740
313% 1,380 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 86.2
4K Mixed 50.9
168% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 840
DQ Write 623
DQ Mixed 741
552% 735 MB/s
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11101100
SusWrite @10s intervals: 742 502 516 500 496 495 MB/s
Read 1,312
Write 1,970
Mixed 1,410
SusWrite 542
295% 1,308 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 93.1
4K Mixed 53.1
175% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 793
DQ Write 650
DQ Mixed 712
536% 719 MB/s
312GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11101100
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1010 645 661 624 470 361 MB/s
Read 983
Write 1,497
Mixed 1,255
SusWrite 628
247% 1,091 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 51.7
4K Mixed 35.9
116% 38.6 MB/s
DQ Read 470
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 420
312% 416 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 70,931,847 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512G-1014 512GB Builds (Compare 5,464 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop 75%
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Predator PH315-53


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