Average Bench: 175% (104th of 1040)

Based on 4,938 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB averaged 74.9% 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 800MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 894MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB is 119%. 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 634MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 40MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,938 samples)
Min Avg Max
525 Read 980 1,230
436 Write 994 1,351
447 Mixed 865 1,118
345 SusWrite 634 780
195% 868 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 4K Read 40 48.8
57 4K Write 119 177
33.4 4K Mixed 57.3 73.7
197% 72.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
423 DQ Read 894 1,097
188 DQ Write 721 1,108
296 DQ Mixed 800 1,080
601% 805 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
346GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 937 745 743 745 745 580 MB/s
Read 1,218
Write 1,247
Mixed 1,069
SusWrite 749
241% 1,071 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 165
4K Mixed 72.7
254% 95.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1095
DQ Write 1,098
DQ Mixed 1,076
814% 1,089 MB/s
432GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 869 743 743 735 743 745 MB/s
Read 989
Write 981
Mixed 866
SusWrite 763
203% 900 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 70.8
252% 95.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,091
DQ Write 926
DQ Mixed 996
750% 1,004 MB/s
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 699 531 542 520 463 553 MB/s
Read 789
Write 860
Mixed 762
SusWrite 551
167% 740 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 56.1
189% 68.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,093
DQ Write 907
DQ Mixed 1,030
763% 1,010 MB/s
420GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 758 695 695 699 727 727 MB/s
Read 992
Write 840
Mixed 909
SusWrite 717
194% 864 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 39.6
139% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 613
DQ Write 482
DQ Mixed 598
434% 564 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,350,840 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB Builds (Compare 910 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

System: HP OMEN 25L Desktop GT12-0xxx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $338

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