Average Bench: 165% (123rd of 1058)

Based on 7,061 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB averaged 65.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 774MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 883MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB is 120%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 560MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 38.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,061 samples)
Min Avg Max
491 Read 945 1,232
404 Write 942 1,348
415 Mixed 820 1,113
285 SusWrite 560 770
184% 817 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.3 4K Read 38.7 48.5
49.1 4K Write 114 172
26.7 4K Mixed 55.3 72.7
190% 69.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
374 DQ Read 883 1,098
183 DQ Write 674 1,092
280 DQ Mixed 774 1,080
580% 777 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
360GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 811 751 726 738 726 706 MB/s
Read 769
Write 841
Mixed 665
SusWrite 743
170% 754 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 54.8
214% 80.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,037
DQ Write 688
DQ Mixed 795
611% 840 MB/s
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 967 737 750 734 748 714 MB/s
Read 1,147
Write 1,069
Mixed 932
SusWrite 775
220% 981 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 73.9
4K Mixed 55.6
177% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,075
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 342
323% 531 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 796 537 524 548 517 479 MB/s
Read 837
Write 808
Mixed 738
SusWrite 567
166% 738 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 57.6
190% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,026
DQ Write 761
DQ Mixed 863
653% 883 MB/s
329GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 508 632 535 496 552 578 MB/s
Read 902
Write 426
Mixed 518
SusWrite 550
133% 599 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 43
164% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 716
DQ Write 754
DQ Mixed 696
534% 722 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,207,092 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB Builds (Compare 2,775 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

System: HP OMEN 25L Desktop GT12-0xxx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $678

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