Average Bench: 168% (108th of 1037)

Based on 3,611 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB averaged 67.6% 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 780MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 880MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB is 123%. 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 648MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 37.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,611 samples)
Min Avg Max
487 Read 915 1,227
408 Write 896 1,347
410 Mixed 784 1,107
370 SusWrite 648 780
182% 811 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.3 4K Read 37.6 48.4
53.6 4K Write 112 173
26.1 4K Mixed 54.1 72.7
186% 68 MB/s
Min Avg Max
436 DQ Read 880 1,097
171 DQ Write 645 1,066
385 DQ Mixed 780 1,077
578% 768 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
297GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 867 744 742 741 743 740 MB/s
Read 1,239
Write 1,314
Mixed 1,110
SusWrite 763
249% 1,107 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 69.8
240% 89.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,003
DQ Write 869
DQ Mixed 916
692% 929 MB/s
333GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 461 723 740 737 745 742 MB/s
Read 1,201
Write 1,296
Mixed 1,093
SusWrite 691
241% 1,070 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 65.7
222% 81.3 MB/s
DQ Read 967
DQ Write 822
DQ Mixed 889
668% 893 MB/s
450GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 927 716 715 716 718 717 MB/s
Read 1,225
Write 1,330
Mixed 1,090
SusWrite 752
247% 1,099 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 58.9
196% 70 MB/s
DQ Read 777
DQ Write 595
DQ Mixed 732
535% 701 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 882 498 510 524 473 457 MB/s
Read 1,088
Write 1,188
Mixed 1007
SusWrite 557
216% 960 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 57.6
195% 71 MB/s
DQ Read 1,021
DQ Write 806
DQ Mixed 910
682% 912 MB/s
214GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 478 536 486 499 508 563 MB/s
Read 896
Write 1,114
Mixed 585
SusWrite 512
175% 777 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 60.1
196% 76.6 MB/s
DQ Read 932
DQ Write 804
DQ Mixed 860
647% 865 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,609,663 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB Builds (Compare 384 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: HP ENVY x360 Convertible 13-ay0xxx

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