Average Bench: 167% (85th of 1003)

Based on 515 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB averaged 66.6% 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 712MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 819MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB is 80.2%. 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 688MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 37.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 515 samples)
Min Avg Max
606 Read 841 1,169
583 Write 824 1,169
532 Mixed 737 1,019
500 SusWrite 688 776
174% 773 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.7 4K Read 37.5 46.9
64.4 4K Write 119 168
23.6 4K Mixed 53.3 70.1
188% 69.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
380 DQ Read 819 1,080
275 DQ Write 662 1,034
326 DQ Mixed 712 1,064
541% 731 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
351GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 735 732 749 746 748 747 MB/s
Read 987
Write 853
Mixed 801
SusWrite 743
190% 846 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 63.9
218% 80.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,082
DQ Write 1,164
DQ Mixed 1,069
819% 1,105 MB/s
355GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 867 769 750 732 733 733 MB/s
Read 1,019
Write 1,032
Mixed 801
SusWrite 764
203% 904 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 61.9
209% 76.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,068
DQ Write 907
DQ Mixed 1,003
747% 992 MB/s
413GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 746 727 722 713 714 718 MB/s
Read 948
Write 810
Mixed 905
SusWrite 723
190% 847 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 58.6
193% 69.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,073
DQ Write 926
DQ Mixed 954
728% 984 MB/s
402GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 892 762 734 735 725 724 MB/s
Read 710
Write 1,014
Mixed 657
SusWrite 762
178% 786 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 57.7
194% 69.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,081
DQ Write 1,069
DQ Mixed 1085
812% 1,078 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,781,594 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB Builds (Compare 1,565 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

System: HP Pavilion Laptop 15-cs0xxx

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