Average Bench: 166% (122nd of 1058)

Based on 9 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-256G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-256G-1006 256GB averaged 65.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-256G-1006 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 567MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,446MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-256G-1006 256GB is 88.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-256G-1006 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 460MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 93.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9 samples)
Min Avg Max
714 Read 1,446 1,700
547 Write 1,240 1,800
616 Mixed 1,129 1,491
376 SusWrite 460 526
239% 1,069 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 4K Read 38.4 45.9
37.2 4K Write 93.6 132
24.4 4K Mixed 50.3 64.3
172% 60.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
412 DQ Read 773 957
150 DQ Write 418 890
394 DQ Mixed 567 900
429% 586 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2T
SusWrite @10s intervals: 477 515 501 499 514 510 MB/s
Read 1,683
Write 1,766
Mixed 1,491
SusWrite 502
305% 1,361 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 47.5
174% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 911
DQ Write 687
DQ Mixed 776
586% 791 MB/s
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2T
SusWrite @10s intervals: 680 488 494 496 499 502 MB/s
Read 1,700
Write 1,800
Mixed 1422
SusWrite 526
306% 1,362 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 71.8
4K Mixed 44.3
145% 49.8 MB/s
DQ Read 902
DQ Write 890
DQ Mixed 900
675% 898 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2T
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 383 396 389 371 388 MB/s
Read 1,451
Write 1,173
Mixed 1,171
SusWrite 376
233% 1,043 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 90.5
4K Mixed 51.7
174% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 880
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 527
406% 570 MB/s
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2T
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 430 417 384 419 415 MB/s
Read 1479
Write 1,192
Mixed 1,087
SusWrite 416
233% 1,044 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 88.2
4K Mixed 51.7
173% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 412
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 394
279% 357 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,339,370 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN730 SDBQNTY-256G-1006 256GB Builds (Compare 404 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteBook 840 G7 Notebook PC

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