Average Bench: 167% (123rd of 1058)

Based on 8,520 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB averaged 66.7% 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 765MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 891MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB is 115%. 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 547MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 117MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,520 samples)
Min Avg Max
542 Read 955 1,231
410 Write 933 1,335
425 Mixed 818 1,106
268 SusWrite 547 776
183% 813 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.8 4K Read 41.7 48.7
47.9 4K Write 117 178
25 4K Mixed 55.7 73.5
196% 71.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
418 DQ Read 891 1,098
183 DQ Write 667 1,105
281 DQ Mixed 765 1,080
576% 775 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
219GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 787 666 626 603 568 553 MB/s
Read 1,232
Write 1,297
Mixed 1,098
SusWrite 634
239% 1,065 MB/s
4K Read 51.8
4K Write 214
4K Mixed 80.5
295% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 1,034
DQ Write 1,193
DQ Mixed 1,088
827% 1,105 MB/s
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 864 710 708 725 730 727 MB/s
Read 1,141
Write 1,343
Mixed 1,112
SusWrite 744
245% 1,085 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 70.1
240% 89.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,082
DQ Write 982
DQ Mixed 1,049
782% 1,038 MB/s
408GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 841 768 742 746 750 746 MB/s
Read 1,220
Write 1,209
Mixed 1,075
SusWrite 765
240% 1,067 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 62.2
206% 73.4 MB/s
DQ Read 892
DQ Write 606
DQ Mixed 601
489% 700 MB/s
345GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 859 616 536 509 485 525 MB/s
Read 1,210
Write 1,199
Mixed 1,038
SusWrite 588
226% 1,009 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 59.6
200% 72.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,097
DQ Write 798
DQ Mixed 908
689% 935 MB/s
401GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 879 777 738 740 748 747 MB/s
Read 1,158
Write 875
Mixed 810
SusWrite 771
202% 903 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 60.9
204% 73.2 MB/s
DQ Read 555
DQ Write 702
DQ Mixed 267
302% 508 MB/s
228GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 484 366 383 357 355 384 MB/s
Read 1,076
Write 1,200
Mixed 1,007
SusWrite 388
206% 918 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 57.2
181% 65.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,057
DQ Write 906
DQ Mixed 1,043
765% 1,002 MB/s
356GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 418 414 411 387 384 MB/s
Read 466
Write 428
Mixed 432
SusWrite 405
98% 433 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 72.4
4K Mixed 33.7
123% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 717
DQ Write 162
DQ Mixed 581
390% 487 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 57,419,002 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB Builds (Compare 4,421 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: 87% - Excellent Total price: $515

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