Average Bench: 148% (158th of 1072)

Based on 2,021 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe PC SN530 NVMe WDC 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme PC SN530 WDC 256GB averaged 48.0% 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 500MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,147MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme PC SN530 WDC 256GB is 98.5%. 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 212MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 832MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,021 samples)
Min Avg Max
747 Read 1,147 1,521
603 Write 848 924
557 Mixed 832 1,047
155 SusWrite 212 247
169% 760 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.7 4K Read 45.3 54.5
66.5 4K Write 134 230
27.8 4K Mixed 56.6 77.8
212% 78.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
350 DQ Read 626 683
192 DQ Write 462 911
228 DQ Mixed 500 575
386% 530 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21113012 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 29 28 23 26 29 MB/s
Read 4059
Write 34.8
Mixed 67.1
SusWrite 27.6
218% 1,047 MB/s
4K Read 396
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 4.4
606% 134 MB/s
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21113012 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 289 221 222 220 222 MB/s
Read 870
Write 907
Mixed 823
SusWrite 246
160% 711 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 97
4K Mixed 51.9
176% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 680
DQ Write 601
DQ Mixed 576
450% 619 MB/s
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21113012 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 210 162 146 152 160 MB/s
Read 1,008
Write 768
Mixed 755
SusWrite 196
152% 682 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 80.8
4K Mixed 41.3
145% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 444
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 340
254% 342 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21113012 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 348 203 128 123 134 129 MB/s
Read 991
Write 846
Mixed 707
SusWrite 178
152% 680 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 94.8
4K Mixed 31.3
138% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 599
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 439
329% 446 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21113012 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 221 102 102 101 100 MB/s
Read 796
Write 718
Mixed 611
SusWrite 166
128% 572 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 61
4K Mixed 39.6
120% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 419
DQ Write 253
DQ Mixed 409
285% 360 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,133,655 SSDs tested

Typical PC SN530 WDC 256GB Builds (Compare 3,773 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 75%
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Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

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2 years ago.

Why so low sustained writes.. small cache?


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