Average Bench: 142% (152nd of 1058)

Based on 388 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006 256GB averaged 42.1% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvme 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 Read Speed 652MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006 256GB is 85.3%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Nvme WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 229MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 414MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 388 samples)
Min Avg Max
876 Read 1,129 1,491
749 Write 882 929
622 Mixed 833 1,025
188 SusWrite 229 248
171% 768 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.9 4K Read 42.3 49.5
59.3 4K Write 123 211
28.6 4K Mixed 50.4 70.9
194% 72 MB/s
Min Avg Max
498 DQ Read 652 684
235 DQ Write 414 888
253 DQ Mixed 526 576
394% 531 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
200GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 219 220 220 220 220 MB/s
Read 1,027
Write 920
Mixed 894
SusWrite 247
173% 772 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 67.2
237% 87.1 MB/s
DQ Read 681
DQ Write 418
DQ Mixed 573
420% 557 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 105 79 60 53 51 MB/s
Read 1,460
Write 909
Mixed 936
SusWrite 79
187% 846 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 55.8
212% 78.1 MB/s
DQ Read 630
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 236
240% 396 MB/s
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 292 267 218 199 197 191 MB/s
Read 979
Write 891
Mixed 711
SusWrite 227
157% 702 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 61.2
198% 70.4 MB/s
DQ Read 674
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 516
379% 506 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 303 212 208 190 207 212 MB/s
Read 806
Write 786
Mixed 715
SusWrite 222
142% 632 MB/s
4K Read 42.4
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 47.6
188% 69.5 MB/s
DQ Read 659
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 565
403% 522 MB/s
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 246 205 207 210 211 MB/s
Read 976
Write 676
Mixed 579
SusWrite 224
136% 614 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 28.8
147% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 675
DQ Write 375
DQ Mixed 513
385% 521 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 213 206 177 160 146 MB/s
Read 848
Write 736
Mixed 653
SusWrite 208
137% 611 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 34
134% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 471
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 376
280% 376 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,559,167 SSDs tested.

Typical WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006 256GB Builds (Compare 291 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

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