Average Bench: 170% (119th of 1058)

Based on 6,859 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB averaged 70.3% 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 785MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 902MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB is 114%. 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 591MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 39.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,859 samples)
Min Avg Max
559 Read 964 1,232
451 Write 966 1,345
429 Mixed 841 1,112
301 SusWrite 591 778
189% 840 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.9 4K Read 39.4 48.9
54.7 4K Write 117 174
30.3 4K Mixed 56.4 73.4
194% 71 MB/s
Min Avg Max
437 DQ Read 902 1,098
203 DQ Write 694 1,096
289 DQ Mixed 785 1,077
591% 794 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
392GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 780 743 745 747 746 747 MB/s
Read 1149
Write 1,119
Mixed 919
SusWrite 751
221% 985 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 61.7
222% 82.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,025
DQ Write 876
DQ Mixed 898
687% 933 MB/s
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 658 407 278 237 199 187 MB/s
Read 1,235
Write 1,303
Mixed 1,097
SusWrite 328
222% 991 MB/s
4K Read 48.9
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 73.1
258% 97.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,097
DQ Write 952
DQ Mixed 1,004
758% 1,018 MB/s
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 915 743 742 741 725 601 MB/s
Read 966
Write 1,242
Mixed 968
SusWrite 745
221% 980 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 55
186% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 979
DQ Write 752
DQ Mixed 857
643% 863 MB/s
316GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 618 571 499 523 547 554 MB/s
Read 1,106
Write 1,146
Mixed 979
SusWrite 552
212% 946 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 55.4
192% 69.3 MB/s
DQ Read 982
DQ Write 778
DQ Mixed 866
652% 875 MB/s
372GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 356 441 467 445 592 MB/s
Read 1,139
Write 1,090
Mixed 963
SusWrite 440
204% 908 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 54.4
184% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 782
DQ Write 556
DQ Mixed 669
500% 669 MB/s
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 301 302 274 265 222 MB/s
Read 372
Write 333
Mixed 343
SusWrite 278
75% 332 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 67.5
4K Mixed 42.5
127% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 440
DQ Write 378
DQ Mixed 538
368% 452 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,074,098 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB Builds (Compare 2,193 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

System: HP OMEN 25L Desktop GT12-0xxx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $660

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