Average Bench: 140% (166th of 1071)

Based on 9,143 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006 256GB averaged 40.0% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 473MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 539MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006 256GB is 122%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 203MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 103MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 9,143 samples)
Min Avg Max
602 Read 1,177 1,483
262 Write 778 925
374 Mixed 790 983
141 SusWrite 203 252
164% 737 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17 4K Read 41.1 51.8
27.1 4K Write 103 185
16.3 4K Mixed 49.9 73.7
181% 64.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
197 DQ Read 589 684
105 DQ Write 539 919
138 DQ Mixed 473 579
380% 534 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 418 210 161 159 161 161 MB/s
Read 1,216
Write 918
Mixed 921
SusWrite 212
182% 817 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 68.6
236% 87 MB/s
DQ Read 679
DQ Write 898
DQ Mixed 567
490% 715 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 214 138 129 113 106 MB/s
Read 1,117
Write 850
Mixed 879
SusWrite 167
168% 753 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 56.1
198% 72.1 MB/s
DQ Read 677
DQ Write 798
DQ Mixed 571
476% 682 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 70,930,985 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006 256GB Builds (Compare 4,603 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 56%
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 51%

System: HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop TG01-1xxx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $397

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