Average Bench: 123% (186th of 1072)

Based on 994 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006 256GB averaged 23.4% 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 413MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,002MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006 256GB is 115%. 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 201MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 92.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 994 samples)
Min Avg Max
589 Read 1,002 1,421
360 Write 736 907
339 Mixed 706 978
142 SusWrite 201 241
147% 661 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 4K Read 44.7 50.1
16.8 4K Write 92.9 190
13.8 4K Mixed 42.7 65.5
172% 60.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
196 DQ Read 527 681
98.5 DQ Write 344 884
147 DQ Mixed 413 570
314% 428 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 343 202 154 149 148 144 MB/s
Read 1,076
Write 876
Mixed 788
SusWrite 190
163% 733 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 35.6
175% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 679
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 570
408% 531 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 234 161 178 184 189 MB/s
Read 1,098
Write 886
Mixed 827
SusWrite 207
168% 755 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 84.4
4K Mixed 45.6
161% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 486
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 345
256% 347 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 251 143 133 133 130 MB/s
Read 838
Write 663
Mixed 617
SusWrite 183
128% 575 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 29
4K Mixed 27.4
92% 27.9 MB/s
DQ Read 412
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 317
234% 313 MB/s
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 173 141 55 66 62 MB/s
Read 786
Write 609
Mixed 626
SusWrite 117
119% 535 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 49.3
4K Mixed 33.5
112% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 209
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 203
141% 178 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,677,078 SSDs tested

Typical WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1006 256GB Builds (Compare 2,648 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

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