Average Bench: 149% (145th of 1058)

Based on 638 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1114

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1114 256GB averaged 49.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1114 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 500MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 584MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1114 256GB is 79.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1114 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 226MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 110MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 638 samples)
Min Avg Max
816 Read 1,223 1,473
541 Write 865 928
517 Mixed 878 990
181 SusWrite 226 250
178% 798 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26 4K Read 41.3 47.8
47.3 4K Write 110 153
31.8 4K Mixed 55.9 69
192% 69.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
378 DQ Read 624 684
187 DQ Write 584 912
202 DQ Mixed 500 580
404% 569 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21113000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 361 231 221 220 221 221 MB/s
Read 1,478
Write 920
Mixed 949
SusWrite 246
199% 898 MB/s
4K Read 55.9
4K Write 220
4K Mixed 82.7
307% 119 MB/s
DQ Read 682
DQ Write 921
DQ Mixed 577
498% 727 MB/s
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21113000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 219 220 220 220 220 MB/s
Read 1,475
Write 928
Mixed 954
SusWrite 241
200% 900 MB/s
4K Read 53.4
4K Write 198
4K Mixed 77.6
285% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 683
DQ Write 788
DQ Mixed 581
480% 684 MB/s
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21113000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 226 218 202 177 173 MB/s
Read 1,462
Write 913
Mixed 991
SusWrite 223
199% 897 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 67.7
236% 87.7 MB/s
DQ Read 683
DQ Write 754
DQ Mixed 578
474% 672 MB/s
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21113000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 286 219 220 220 220 MB/s
Read 840
Write 953
Mixed 873
SusWrite 244
164% 727 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 58.4
197% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 681
DQ Write 618
DQ Mixed 577
453% 625 MB/s
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21113000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 375 218 217 218 218 218 MB/s
Read 1,431
Write 926
Mixed 908
SusWrite 244
195% 877 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 56.2
4K Mixed 38.6
127% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 680
DQ Write 478
DQ Mixed 573
429% 577 MB/s
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21113000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 260 225 205 200 196 202 MB/s
Read 975
Write 894
Mixed 804
SusWrite 214
161% 722 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 81.6
4K Mixed 52.9
167% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 673
DQ Write 460
DQ Mixed 541
410% 558 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21113000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 176 167 167 176 171 MB/s
Read 1,070
Write 833
Mixed 408
SusWrite 182
138% 623 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 49.7
4K Mixed 36
111% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 458
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 234
201% 303 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,257,835 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1114 256GB Builds (Compare 1,208 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

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