Average Bench: 171% (119th of 1058)

Based on 8,087 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB averaged 71.2% 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 780MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 917MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB is 117%. 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 564MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 120MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,087 samples)
Min Avg Max
557 Read 990 1,235
428 Write 974 1,345
427 Mixed 851 1,116
259 SusWrite 564 775
190% 845 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.1 4K Read 42.4 49.2
53.1 4K Write 120 179
27.9 4K Mixed 57.5 74.4
201% 73.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
427 DQ Read 917 1,098
141 DQ Write 666 1,052
214 DQ Mixed 780 1,079
586% 788 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
347GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 651 510 481 521 513 446 MB/s
Read 1,175
Write 1,321
Mixed 1,064
SusWrite 520
229% 1,020 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 176
4K Mixed 70.2
254% 97.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,057
DQ Write 931
DQ Mixed 1,062
778% 1,017 MB/s
396GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 601 717 742 743 745 744 MB/s
Read 911
Write 1,032
Mixed 881
SusWrite 715
200% 885 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 62.8
213% 77.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,097
DQ Write 801
DQ Mixed 993
730% 964 MB/s
248GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 786 686 729 602 536 470 MB/s
Read 1,100
Write 1,193
Mixed 1,094
SusWrite 635
226% 1,006 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 93.3
4K Mixed 61
188% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 824
DQ Write 672
DQ Mixed 817
593% 771 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 699 631 474 375 402 339 MB/s
Read 1078
Write 1,095
Mixed 991
SusWrite 486
205% 913 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 59
200% 71.7 MB/s
DQ Read 977
DQ Write 529
DQ Mixed 613
493% 706 MB/s
242GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 675 584 542 533 510 492 MB/s
Read 740
Write 801
Mixed 724
SusWrite 556
159% 705 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 56.3
188% 67 MB/s
DQ Read 963
DQ Write 656
DQ Mixed 832
615% 817 MB/s
255GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 728 674 707 678 704 691 MB/s
Read 684
Write 685
Mixed 666
SusWrite 697
154% 683 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 54.1
179% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 646
DQ Write 476
DQ Mixed 529
404% 550 MB/s
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 770 494 472 390 342 306 MB/s
Read 1,078
Write 1025
Mixed 947
SusWrite 462
197% 878 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 84.7
4K Mixed 47.5
158% 55.6 MB/s
DQ Read 637
DQ Write 507
DQ Mixed 470
380% 538 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 51,464,130 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB Builds (Compare 3,511 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: $660

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