Average Bench: 154% (138th of 1058)

Based on 3,741 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1002

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1002 256GB averaged 53.9% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1002 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 501MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,265MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1002 256GB is 105%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1002 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 221MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 824MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,741 samples)
Min Avg Max
627 Read 1,265 1,488
459 Write 824 927
480 Mixed 838 985
176 SusWrite 221 250
175% 787 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.9 4K Read 43.6 53.3
52.3 4K Write 125 192
25.4 4K Mixed 57.1 77.6
205% 75.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
359 DQ Read 621 685
199 DQ Write 575 920
218 DQ Mixed 501 580
403% 566 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 334 215 215 215 215 215 MB/s
Read 1,492
Write 928
Mixed 989
SusWrite 235
202% 911 MB/s
4K Read 52.1
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 74.7
256% 93.7 MB/s
DQ Read 684
DQ Write 754
DQ Mixed 492
433% 643 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 465 218 218 219 219 219 MB/s
Read 1468
Write 818
Mixed 786
SusWrite 260
184% 833 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 68.7
240% 88.4 MB/s
DQ Read 680
DQ Write 772
DQ Mixed 576
475% 676 MB/s
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 219 220 219 220 218 MB/s
Read 1473
Write 926
Mixed 992
SusWrite 236
201% 907 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 65.7
236% 87.9 MB/s
DQ Read 682
DQ Write 880
DQ Mixed 578
493% 713 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 318 219 219 207 188 206 MB/s
Read 1462
Write 909
Mixed 948
SusWrite 226
196% 886 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 52.1
220% 84.5 MB/s
DQ Read 658
DQ Write 533
DQ Mixed 234
274% 475 MB/s
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0 0 272 220 221 220 MB/s
Read 1,261
Write 713
Mixed 821
SusWrite 155
163% 738 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 61
217% 80.9 MB/s
DQ Read 469
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 436
319% 419 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 228 142 205 208 208 MB/s
Read 1146
Write 842
Mixed 779
SusWrite 203
165% 742 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 90.9
4K Mixed 50.7
165% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 551
DQ Write 390
DQ Mixed 517
374% 486 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 272 229 211 213 215 215 MB/s
Read 1,012
Write 756
Mixed 672
SusWrite 226
148% 666 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 67.7
4K Mixed 33.6
124% 43.8 MB/s
DQ Read 424
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 335
250% 338 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 391 218 218 218 220 219 MB/s
Read 917
Write 787
Mixed 751
SusWrite 247
151% 675 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 60.6
4K Mixed 32
115% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 347
252% 330 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,569,915 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1002 256GB Builds (Compare 997 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: Asus TUF Gaming FX506LI_FX506LI

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