Average Bench: 155% (138th of 1058)

Based on 1,095 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-256G-1014

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-256G-1014 256GB averaged 55.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-256G-1014 256GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 557MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,776MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-256G-1014 256GB is 52.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-256G-1014 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 456MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 90.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,095 samples)
Min Avg Max
748 Read 1,095 1,355
952 Write 1,776 2,009
710 Mixed 1,228 1,480
330 SusWrite 456 521
257% 1,138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.8 4K Read 39.2 42.6
63.2 4K Write 90.7 102
38 4K Mixed 51 57.1
173% 60.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
468 DQ Read 803 1,028
245 DQ Write 538 761
204 DQ Mixed 557 840
446% 633 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
147GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11101100
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 443 455 420 450 438 MB/s
Read 1,146
Write 1,942
Mixed 1,438
SusWrite 437
281% 1,241 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 55.9
186% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 893
DQ Write 532
DQ Mixed 529
443% 651 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11101100
SusWrite @10s intervals: 483 424 472 458 487 489 MB/s
Read 1,173
Write 1,854
Mixed 1,274
SusWrite 469
269% 1,193 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 95.7
4K Mixed 46.4
168% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 676
DQ Write 571
DQ Mixed 618
464% 622 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11101100
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 406 425 494 500 502 MB/s
Read 1,100
Write 1,724
Mixed 732
SusWrite 464
226% 1,005 MB/s
4K Read 16
4K Write 54.7
4K Mixed 36.9
100% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 500
DQ Mixed 280
248% 364 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,077,776 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN730 SDBQNTY-256G-1014 256GB Builds (Compare 6,319 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 79%
Workstation 13%
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System: Acer Predator PH315-53


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