Average Bench: 197% (87th of 1058)

Based on 793 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G 512GB averaged 96.9% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 916MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,064MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G 512GB is 127%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 37.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 109MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 793 samples)
Min Avg Max
742 Read 1,277 1,896
846 Write 1,564 2,139
752 Mixed 1,218 1,682
513 SusWrite 769 909
272% 1,207 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.1 4K Read 37.6 47.2
44.3 4K Write 109 153
25.1 4K Mixed 54.2 68.6
184% 66.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
304 DQ Read 1,064 1,514
213 DQ Write 819 1,149
256 DQ Mixed 916 1,272
692% 933 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
380GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10123000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1145 850 852 742 696 668 MB/s
Read 1,864
Write 2017
Mixed 1,607
SusWrite 825
354% 1,578 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 67.4
228% 84.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,362
DQ Write 1,036
DQ Mixed 1,160
878% 1,186 MB/s
379GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10123000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 928 461 491 485 503 588 MB/s
Read 1,906
Write 2,090
Mixed 1,656
SusWrite 576
349% 1,557 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 68
237% 89.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1377
DQ Write 1,058
DQ Mixed 1,154
880% 1,196 MB/s
286GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10123000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 971 861 828 831 830 827 MB/s
Read 1,285
Write 1,438
Mixed 1,234
SusWrite 858
271% 1,204 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 54.2
186% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,241
DQ Write 900
DQ Mixed 1,025
778% 1,055 MB/s
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10123000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 720 442 421 421 410 403 MB/s
Read 1,633
Write 2054
Mixed 1,649
SusWrite 469
327% 1,451 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 59.7
202% 73 MB/s
DQ Read 1,043
DQ Write 908
DQ Mixed 954
721% 968 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,239,958 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G 512GB Builds (Compare 1,328 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: MSI MS-16Q2

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