Average Bench: 197% (100th of 1072)

Based on 923 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G 512GB averaged 97.1% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 891MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,055MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G 512GB is 129%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


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

Average Bench

(Based on 923 samples)
Min Avg Max
768 Read 1,318 1,898
930 Write 1,560 2,139
775 Mixed 1,235 1,678
471 SusWrite 755 910
274% 1,217 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 37.6 47.3
42.8 4K Write 109 158
27.2 4K Mixed 54.7 68.9
185% 67.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
315 DQ Read 1,055 1,481
207 DQ Write 787 1,132
269 DQ Mixed 891 1,252
674% 911 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
377GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10123000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1184 853 858 856 859 862 MB/s
Read 1,860
Write 2039
Mixed 1,649
SusWrite 912
363% 1,615 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 63.6
212% 76.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1604
DQ Write 1,177
DQ Mixed 1,317
1,004% 1,366 MB/s
282GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10123000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1160 859 856 854 858 854 MB/s
Read 1,625
Write 1,794
Mixed 1,493
SusWrite 907
327% 1,455 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 86.6
4K Mixed 48.3
163% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 875
DQ Write 682
DQ Mixed 749
568% 768 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10123000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 602 415 322 331 372 384 MB/s
Read 1,396
Write 1,752
Mixed 1,348
SusWrite 404
276% 1225 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 64.9
4K Mixed 42.1
139% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 640
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 517
379% 503 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 73,436,168 SSDs tested

Typical PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G 512GB Builds (Compare 1,130 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: MSI MS-16Q2


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