Average Bench: 115% (171st of 1037)

Based on 63 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-128G
Poor: 81%Average: 115% Great: 135%

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-128G 128GB averaged 15.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-128G 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 293MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 500MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-128G 128GB is 54.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-128G 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 210MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 477MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 63 samples)
Min Avg Max
532 Read 701 906
496 Write 622 745
296 Mixed 477 700
158 SusWrite 210 237
112% 503 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 4K Read 33.8 43
46.7 4K Write 105 137
20.3 4K Mixed 51.5 61.8
173% 63.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
289 DQ Read 414 442
217 DQ Write 500 615
203 DQ Mixed 293 409
267% 403 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 255 216 217 216 218 217 MB/s
Read 659
Write 595
Mixed 611
SusWrite 223
117% 522 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 57.6
195% 69.7 MB/s
DQ Read 438
DQ Write 485
DQ Mixed 333
286% 419 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 218 217 219 217 182 MB/s
Read 670
Write 639
Mixed 447
SusWrite 221
110% 494 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 45.7
167% 66.5 MB/s
DQ Read 415
DQ Write 510
DQ Mixed 298
270% 408 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 155 175 138 137 134 MB/s
Read 530
Write 540
Mixed 372
SusWrite 146
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 57.6
194% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 436
DQ Write 501
DQ Mixed 295
270% 411 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 206 207 216 208 213 MB/s
Read 601
Write 332
Mixed 355
SusWrite 206
83% 374 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 41.4
155% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 200
156% 214 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 68 69 64 68 64 MB/s
Read 510
Write 187
Mixed 303
SusWrite 64.9
59% 266 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 36.3
4K Mixed 25.2
83% 27.4 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 4.3
DQ Mixed 0
41% 110 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,586,626 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-128G 128GB Builds (Compare 637 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 74%
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Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: MSI MS-16P5

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