Average Bench: 167% (93rd of 1011)

Based on 698 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB averaged 67.3% 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 734MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 833MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB is 81.6%. 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 677MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 729MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 698 samples)
Min Avg Max
580 Read 841 1,158
555 Write 820 1,181
515 Mixed 729 1,022
455 SusWrite 677 775
173% 767 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.8 4K Read 38 47.2
62.2 4K Write 118 169
24.6 4K Mixed 54.4 70.5
190% 70.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
298 DQ Read 833 1,081
228 DQ Write 677 1,085
340 DQ Mixed 734 1,077
556% 748 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
432GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 793 740 727 728 715 709 MB/s
Read 815
Write 842
Mixed 737
SusWrite 735
176% 782 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 177
4K Mixed 72.3
257% 98.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1063
DQ Write 1,022
DQ Mixed 1078
800% 1,054 MB/s
393GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 742 732 763 755 754 756 MB/s
Read 916
Write 784
Mixed 680
SusWrite 750
176% 783 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 54.8
190% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 503
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 489
336% 420 MB/s
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 666 560 564 564 610 623 MB/s
Read 470
Write 601
Mixed 370
SusWrite 598
115% 510 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 60.7
206% 76.3 MB/s
DQ Read 867
DQ Write 450
DQ Mixed 699
508% 672 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,666,076 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1006 512GB Builds (Compare 1,815 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

System: HP Pavilion Laptop 15-cs0xxx

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