Average Bench: 156% (137th of 1058)

Based on 3,363 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006 256GB averaged 55.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 526MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 657MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006 256GB is 105%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 219MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 839MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,363 samples)
Min Avg Max
700 Read 1,214 1,485
364 Write 844 927
372 Mixed 839 979
171 SusWrite 219 250
173% 779 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 4K Read 44.7 53.5
49 4K Write 127 188
29.2 4K Mixed 59.2 77.4
211% 76.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
379 DQ Read 635 685
203 DQ Write 657 924
223 DQ Mixed 526 580
429% 606 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 217 217 211 195 199 MB/s
Read 1,462
Write 916
Mixed 998
SusWrite 250
201% 907 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 67.7
234% 87.4 MB/s
DQ Read 474
DQ Write 914
DQ Mixed 474
423% 621 MB/s
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 273 221 220 215 202 MB/s
Read 1,042
Write 927
Mixed 844
SusWrite 239
170% 763 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 55.3
186% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 680
DQ Write 612
DQ Mixed 562
445% 618 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 371 217 216 214 216 219 MB/s
Read 1,179
Write 902
Mixed 896
SusWrite 242
179% 805 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 61
4K Mixed 40
134% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 679
DQ Write 733
DQ Mixed 578
470% 663 MB/s
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 226 169 186 164 153 161 MB/s
Read 335
Write 302
Mixed 312
SusWrite 176
63% 281 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 30.6
4K Mixed 24.8
75% 24.5 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 22.4
DQ Mixed 77.7
81% 143 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,299,528 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006 256GB Builds (Compare 6,556 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

System: HP OMEN 30L Desktop GT13-0xxx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $699

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