Average Bench: 162% (127th of 1058)

Based on 2,078 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006 256GB averaged 62.0% 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 668MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006 256GB is 90.2%. 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 223MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 855MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,078 samples)
Min Avg Max
752 Read 1,271 1,492
449 Write 855 931
492 Mixed 866 987
168 SusWrite 223 252
179% 804 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.2 4K Read 46.6 53.7
60.2 4K Write 136 193
34.6 4K Mixed 61.8 77.8
222% 81.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
438 DQ Read 648 684
196 DQ Write 668 925
225 DQ Mixed 526 581
432% 614 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
71GB free
Firmware: HPS2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 295 292 221 221 221 220 MB/s
Read 1455
Write 919
Mixed 996
SusWrite 245
201% 904 MB/s
4K Read 51.1
4K Write 203
4K Mixed 76.3
283% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 676
DQ Write 906
DQ Mixed 575
495% 719 MB/s
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 214 192 172 163 155 MB/s
Read 1,219
Write 904
Mixed 860
SusWrite 211
178% 799 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 62.8
213% 76.6 MB/s
DQ Read 674
DQ Write 765
DQ Mixed 566
469% 668 MB/s
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 242 212 195 189 174 179 MB/s
Read 1,224
Write 789
Mixed 934
SusWrite 198
175% 786 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 58
215% 78.8 MB/s
DQ Read 679
DQ Write 738
DQ Mixed 176
280% 531 MB/s
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 309 278 218 219 217 219 MB/s
Read 1,403
Write 917
Mixed 897
SusWrite 243
192% 865 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 34.1
169% 69.9 MB/s
DQ Read 683
DQ Write 580
DQ Mixed 572
445% 612 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 246 143 138 136 136 MB/s
Read 1,169
Write 905
Mixed 877
SusWrite 179
174% 782 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 53.3
181% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 678
DQ Write 642
DQ Mixed 572
453% 630 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 196 113 113 112 111 MB/s
Read 1,340
Write 909
Mixed 886
SusWrite 168
183% 826 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 76.3
4K Mixed 52.1
175% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 665
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 272
258% 412 MB/s
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 282 254 217 218 221 221 MB/s
Read 1,196
Write 908
Mixed 812
SusWrite 236
175% 788 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 40.5
4K Mixed 31.9
102% 33 MB/s
DQ Read 410
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 383
286% 382 MB/s
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 198 197 173 194 211 MB/s
Read 318
Write 193
Mixed 197
SusWrite 194
50% 225 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 28.1
88% 29.9 MB/s
DQ Read 420
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 205
177% 268 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,928,260 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006 256GB Builds (Compare 4,624 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier

System: HP OMEN 30L Desktop GT13-0xxx

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

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