Average Bench: 160% (130th of 1058)

Based on 4,942 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1002

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1002 256GB averaged 59.7% 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 510MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 626MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1002 256GB is 101%. 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 222MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 840MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,942 samples)
Min Avg Max
632 Read 1,309 1,485
506 Write 840 929
509 Mixed 862 985
169 SusWrite 222 255
179% 808 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.6 4K Read 44.2 53.6
53.2 4K Write 133 195
26.9 4K Mixed 59.8 78
214% 78.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
364 DQ Read 625 684
188 DQ Write 626 923
214 DQ Mixed 510 581
415% 587 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 243 118 116 115 111 MB/s
Read 1,466
Write 911
Mixed 971
SusWrite 167
195% 879 MB/s
4K Read 51
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 72.7
267% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 681
DQ Write 783
DQ Mixed 577
478% 680 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 197 125 122 122 122 MB/s
Read 1,494
Write 922
Mixed 971
SusWrite 175
197% 891 MB/s
4K Read 52.9
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 76.2
269% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 686
DQ Write 602
DQ Mixed 576
451% 621 MB/s
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 295 220 217 217 217 217 MB/s
Read 1,461
Write 929
Mixed 972
SusWrite 231
199% 898 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 68.3
238% 88.3 MB/s
DQ Read 682
DQ Write 886
DQ Mixed 575
492% 714 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 356 222 221 223 223 224 MB/s
Read 1,467
Write 923
Mixed 971
SusWrite 245
200% 901 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 67.8
237% 88 MB/s
DQ Read 682
DQ Write 774
DQ Mixed 579
478% 678 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 227 221 220 221 221 MB/s
Read 1,395
Write 930
Mixed 934
SusWrite 242
194% 875 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 71.3
248% 92.7 MB/s
DQ Read 679
DQ Write 733
DQ Mixed 579
471% 664 MB/s
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 220 158 126 157 217 MB/s
Read 1,384
Write 912
Mixed 889
SusWrite 180
187% 841 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 64.9
238% 93.1 MB/s
DQ Read 686
DQ Write 801
DQ Mixed 576
481% 688 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 391 219 220 220 210 220 MB/s
Read 1,398
Write 873
Mixed 919
SusWrite 247
191% 859 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 48.5
192% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 663
DQ Write 717
DQ Mixed 570
462% 650 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 334 220 223 223 220 222 MB/s
Read 1311
Write 925
Mixed 911
SusWrite 240
188% 847 MB/s
4K Read 16.2
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 25.9
137% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 679
DQ Write 593
DQ Mixed 553
437% 608 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,337,376 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1002 256GB Builds (Compare 1,025 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: Asus TUF Gaming FX506LI_FX506LI

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