Average Bench: 136% (157th of 1058)

Based on 279 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe PC SN530 NVMe WDC 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme PC SN530 WDC 256GB averaged 36.4% 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 499MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 629MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme PC SN530 WDC 256GB is 72.9%. 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 229MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 39.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 279 samples)
Min Avg Max
787 Read 1,084 1449
625 Write 868 931
575 Mixed 814 1,026
186 SusWrite 229 251
167% 749 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.2 4K Read 39.5 50.9
55.5 4K Write 115 174
30.2 4K Mixed 48.2 69
183% 67.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
319 DQ Read 629 684
144 DQ Write 413 776
202 DQ Mixed 499 575
378% 514 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21112012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 374 219 220 221 220 219 MB/s
Read 1,207
Write 887
Mixed 869
SusWrite 246
179% 802 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 51
228% 88.8 MB/s
DQ Read 688
DQ Write 446
DQ Mixed 574
426% 569 MB/s
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 220 220 221 220 220 MB/s
Read 1,184
Write 905
Mixed 877
SusWrite 257
180% 806 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 61.6
225% 83.2 MB/s
DQ Read 674
DQ Write 427
DQ Mixed 573
421% 558 MB/s
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21112012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 257 264 159 149 146 149 MB/s
Read 692
Write 586
Mixed 576
SusWrite 187
114% 510 MB/s
4K Read 49
4K Write 165
4K Mixed 71.8
254% 95.3 MB/s
DQ Read 679
DQ Write 707
DQ Mixed 569
462% 652 MB/s
144GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21112012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 250 195 195 196 198 MB/s
Read 1,092
Write 898
Mixed 844
SusWrite 218
170% 763 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 48.2
186% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 623
DQ Write 366
DQ Mixed 565
402% 518 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21112012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 353 222 222 223 223 222 MB/s
Read 1,035
Write 931
Mixed 844
SusWrite 244
171% 764 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 40.3
161% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 687
DQ Write 366
DQ Mixed 576
415% 543 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,168,376 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN530 WDC 256GB Builds (Compare 861 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 16%
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15 days ago.

Why so low sustained writes.. small cache?


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