Average Bench: 170% (96th of 1018)

Based on 1,428 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB averaged 70.0% 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 790MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 731MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB is 90.3%. 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 649MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 750MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,428 samples)
Min Avg Max
485 Read 868 1,193
525 Write 852 1,181
384 Mixed 750 1,030
320 SusWrite 649 772
176% 780 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.2 4K Read 40.3 47.1
56.4 4K Write 117 164
29.3 4K Mixed 55.5 70.2
194% 70.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
407 DQ Read 876 1,082
236 DQ Write 731 1,167
371 DQ Mixed 790 1,082
595% 799 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 793 706 738 740 709 740 MB/s
Read 1,225
Write 1,165
Mixed 1,074
SusWrite 738
236% 1,050 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 63.7
216% 78.6 MB/s
DQ Read 956
DQ Write 792
DQ Mixed 819
628% 855 MB/s
299GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 642 702 741 760 749 748 MB/s
Read 989
Write 1,132
Mixed 920
SusWrite 724
212% 941 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 58.7
196% 71 MB/s
DQ Read 1,074
DQ Write 1,182
DQ Mixed 1,086
829% 1,114 MB/s
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 654 519 499 470 453 408 MB/s
Read 732
Write 704
Mixed 655
SusWrite 500
146% 648 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 63.1
194% 74 MB/s
DQ Read 1066
DQ Write 1,204
DQ Mixed 1,064
821% 1,111 MB/s
331GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 759 752 747 749 752 748 MB/s
Read 801
Write 776
Mixed 748
SusWrite 751
173% 769 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 66.1
227% 83.2 MB/s
DQ Read 43.4
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 63.2
57% 82.7 MB/s
318GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 200 235 248 266 288 MB/s
Read 313
Write 298
Mixed 287
SusWrite 242
64% 285 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 65.8
4K Mixed 41.2
135% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 209
157% 213 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,043,889 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB Builds (Compare 4,882 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

System: HP OMEN by HP Obelisk Desktop 875-0xxx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $545

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