Average Bench: 144% (149th of 1058)

Based on 919 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe PC SN530 NVMe WDC 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme PC SN530 WDC 256GB averaged 44.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvme PC SN530 WDC 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 510MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 633MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme PC SN530 WDC 256GB is 82.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Nvme PC SN530 WDC 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 226MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 823MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 919 samples)
Min Avg Max
778 Read 1,102 1,483
653 Write 861 925
592 Mixed 823 1,027
177 SusWrite 226 249
168% 753 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26 4K Read 42.8 52.4
70.6 4K Write 127 202
29.3 4K Mixed 54.8 73.7
202% 74.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
396 DQ Read 633 684
207 DQ Write 439 869
220 DQ Mixed 510 575
388% 527 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21112012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 260 221 220 220 220 MB/s
Read 1,514
Write 918
Mixed 1010
SusWrite 236
204% 920 MB/s
4K Read 52.9
4K Write 210
4K Mixed 78
291% 114 MB/s
DQ Read 677
DQ Write 890
DQ Mixed 564
487% 710 MB/s
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21113012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 279 236 219 217 218 219 MB/s
Read 745
Write 597
Mixed 597
SusWrite 232
121% 543 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 64.5
244% 92.6 MB/s
DQ Read 682
DQ Write 703
DQ Mixed 569
462% 651 MB/s
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21113012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 288 266 215 218 219 221 MB/s
Read 1,150
Write 914
Mixed 876
SusWrite 238
177% 795 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 56.8
193% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 678
DQ Write 435
DQ Mixed 568
420% 560 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21112012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 218 221 235 222 219 MB/s
Read 1,145
Write 904
Mixed 867
SusWrite 242
176% 789 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 52.4
187% 66.5 MB/s
DQ Read 674
DQ Write 393
DQ Mixed 570
415% 546 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21112012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 205 216 214 218 217 MB/s
Read 1,061
Write 925
Mixed 873
SusWrite 247
174% 777 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 14.2
144% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 557
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 533
371% 470 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21113012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 264 236 183 187 189 178 MB/s
Read 916
Write 750
Mixed 676
SusWrite 206
142% 637 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 36.9
156% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 448
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 378
272% 355 MB/s
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21112012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 271 192 172 161 160 164 MB/s
Read 962
Write 846
Mixed 600
SusWrite 186
144% 649 MB/s
4K Read 13.9
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 33.6
98% 37.4 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 363
245% 299 MB/s
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Typical PC SN530 WDC 256GB Builds (Compare 1,835 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 83%
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Workstation
Workstation 16%
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4 months ago.

Why so low sustained writes.. small cache?


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