Average Bench: 117% (201st of 1080)

Based on 2,488 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1002

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1002 256GB averaged 17.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvme WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1002 256GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 420MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 521MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1002 256GB is 109%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Nvme WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1002 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 202MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 94.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,488 samples)
Min Avg Max
508 Read 926 1,337
313 Write 722 910
354 Mixed 697 976
150 SusWrite 202 243
142% 637 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.5 4K Read 36.3 48.2
24 4K Write 94.4 182
14.8 4K Mixed 42.3 65.9
159% 57.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
223 DQ Read 521 681
95.7 DQ Write 344 770
175 DQ Mixed 420 572
317% 428 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 20 19 24 32 33 MB/s
Read 3,629
Write 34.5
Mixed 66.6
SusWrite 25
195% 939 MB/s
4K Read 525
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 4.8
803% 177 MB/s
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 377 286 225 226 225 225 MB/s
Read 1,490
Write 922
Mixed 1,064
SusWrite 260
207% 934 MB/s
4K Read 54.2
4K Write 258
4K Mixed 75.9
316% 129 MB/s
DQ Read 680
DQ Write 910
DQ Mixed 571
494% 720 MB/s
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 362 210 198 191 188 184 MB/s
Read 1,472
Write 922
Mixed 1,029
SusWrite 222
202% 911 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 63
223% 80.5 MB/s
DQ Read 681
DQ Write 714
DQ Mixed 574
466% 656 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 286 249 142 139 134 116 MB/s
Read 1,305
Write 867
Mixed 978
SusWrite 178
185% 832 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 173
4K Mixed 67.2
247% 95.3 MB/s
DQ Read 661
DQ Write 768
DQ Mixed 576
472% 668 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21106000 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 361 233 134 133 130 129 MB/s
Read 1,116
Write 911
Mixed 988
SusWrite 187
179% 801 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 64
222% 81 MB/s
DQ Read 654
DQ Write 620
DQ Mixed 560
442% 611 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 76,155,078 SSDs tested

Typical WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1002 256GB Builds (Compare 2,352 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 16%
Desktop 75%
Workstation 14%
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System: Asus VivoBook_ASUSLaptop X515EA_X515EA


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