Average Bench: 218% (83rd of 1071)

Based on 1,529 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN540 SDDPNPF-512G-1032

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN540 SDDPNPF-512G-1032 512GB averaged 117.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN540 SDDPNPF-512G-1032 512GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 620MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 767MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN540 SDDPNPF-512G-1032 512GB is 119%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN540 SDDPNPF-512G-1032 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 873MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 48.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,529 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,028 Read 1,443 1,638
120 Write 1,183 1,446
695 Mixed 1,214 1,405
229 SusWrite 873 1,336
264% 1,178 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.4 4K Read 48.9 59.1
47.6 4K Write 147 216
34.9 4K Mixed 67.4 86
238% 87.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
588 DQ Read 718 748
185 DQ Write 767 1,112
364 DQ Mixed 620 673
500% 702 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
236GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 33006000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1344 1369 1376 1384 1359 1369 MB/s
Read 1,621
Write 626
Mixed 1,345
SusWrite 1,367
278% 1,240 MB/s
4K Read 59
4K Write 204
4K Mixed 83.1
304% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 728
DQ Write 905
DQ Mixed 659
541% 764 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 33006000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1178 1234 1155 85 46 64 MB/s
Read 1,668
Write 1,256
Mixed 1,346
SusWrite 627
274% 1,224 MB/s
4K Read 56.5
4K Write 187
4K Mixed 79.7
287% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 742
DQ Write 1,058
DQ Mixed 648
560% 816 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 63,158,347 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN540 SDDPNPF-512G-1032 512GB Builds (Compare 1,595 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop 72%
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: MSI MS-16R6


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