Average Bench: 159% (132nd of 1058)

Based on 6,097 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1002

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1002 256GB averaged 58.5% 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 503MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 607MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1002 256GB is 103%. 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 216MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 831MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,097 samples)
Min Avg Max
657 Read 1,300 1,488
343 Write 831 926
423 Mixed 848 985
159 SusWrite 216 254
177% 799 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.4 4K Read 44 53.9
52.8 4K Write 134 202
26.6 4K Mixed 59.8 78.8
214% 79.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
329 DQ Read 622 684
195 DQ Write 607 924
219 DQ Mixed 503 580
408% 577 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 224 224 223 222 212 MB/s
Read 1,487
Write 922
Mixed 994
SusWrite 253
203% 914 MB/s
4K Read 54.6
4K Write 212
4K Mixed 81
299% 116 MB/s
DQ Read 682
DQ Write 916
DQ Mixed 579
499% 726 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 215 200 236 194 197 MB/s
Read 1,464
Write 914
Mixed 976
SusWrite 232
199% 897 MB/s
4K Read 50.7
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 70
249% 91.9 MB/s
DQ Read 673
DQ Write 911
DQ Mixed 578
496% 721 MB/s
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 254 216 214 207 205 MB/s
Read 1,464
Write 909
Mixed 940
SusWrite 233
197% 887 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 61.1
194% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 666
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 550
378% 480 MB/s
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 170 195 187 195 201 MB/s
Read 812
Write 770
Mixed 765
SusWrite 188
142% 634 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 44.2
164% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 520
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 232
208% 322 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 55,018,064 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1002 256GB Builds (Compare 1,461 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine

System: Asus ROG Strix G10DK_G10DK

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $600

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