Average Bench: 214% (89th of 1074)

Based on 2,299 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN540 SDDPNPF-512G-1032

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN540 SDDPNPF-512G-1032 512GB averaged 113.9% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 615MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 777MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN540 SDDPNPF-512G-1032 512GB is 123%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN540 SDDPNPF-512G-1032 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 803MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 142MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,299 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,043 Read 1,481 1,662
70.2 Write 1,123 1,427
342 Mixed 1,164 1,397
116 SusWrite 803 1,302
256% 1,143 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30 4K Read 50.3 58.5
46.3 4K Write 142 216
31.4 4K Mixed 66 85
236% 86.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
593 DQ Read 722 748
183 DQ Write 777 1,118
319 DQ Mixed 615 670
500% 705 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
477GB free
Firmware: 33006000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1487 1493 1488 1474 1471 1443 MB/s
Read 1,520
Write 1482
Mixed 1,402
SusWrite 1476
332% 1,470 MB/s
4K Read 51.1
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 67.2
240% 87.5 MB/s
DQ Read 744
DQ Write 901
DQ Mixed 669
547% 771 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 33006000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 949 1342 1326 849 55 50 MB/s
Read 1,589
Write 1,324
Mixed 1,343
SusWrite 762
281% 1,254 MB/s
4K Read 50
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 70.5
244% 89.1 MB/s
DQ Read 746
DQ Write 832
DQ Mixed 656
530% 745 MB/s
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 33006000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1230 1258 679 60 65 37 MB/s
Read 1,583
Write 1,175
Mixed 1,280
SusWrite 555
256% 1,148 MB/s
4K Read 53
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 67.7
227% 77.8 MB/s
DQ Read 748
DQ Write 788
DQ Mixed 623
508% 719 MB/s
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 33006000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1213 1227 165 71 41 62 MB/s
Read 1,530
Write 1,148
Mixed 1,208
SusWrite 463
243% 1,087 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 61.1
214% 78.7 MB/s
DQ Read 748
DQ Write 893
DQ Mixed 643
534% 762 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,944,788 SSDs tested

Typical PC SN540 SDDPNPF-512G-1032 512GB Builds (Compare 4,013 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: MSI MS-16R6

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