Average Bench: 144% (150th of 1058)

Based on 13,614 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB averaged 43.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 596MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 642MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB is 99%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 338MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 698MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,614 samples)
Min Avg Max
516 Read 896 1,198
322 Write 846 1,198
333 Mixed 698 1,004
182 SusWrite 338 442
156% 694 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.9 4K Read 37.4 48.3
49.7 4K Write 112 173
27.5 4K Mixed 53.4 72.1
184% 67.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
376 DQ Read 713 858
198 DQ Write 642 1,068
230 DQ Mixed 596 734
469% 650 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 409 437 391 349 327 MB/s
Read 884
Write 698
Mixed 686
SusWrite 375
148% 661 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 57.9
196% 71.7 MB/s
DQ Read 722
DQ Write 752
DQ Mixed 706
539% 726 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 342 323 336 311 305 MB/s
Read 935
Write 1,025
Mixed 515
SusWrite 347
158% 705 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 89.7
4K Mixed 55.7
170% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 824
DQ Write 730
DQ Mixed 729
560% 761 MB/s
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 438 438 430 418 423 430 MB/s
Read 1,022
Write 828
Mixed 807
SusWrite 430
173% 772 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 84
4K Mixed 48.6
156% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 596
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 612
405% 490 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 211 285 210 204 202 MB/s
Read 542
Write 497
Mixed 551
SusWrite 236
102% 457 MB/s
4K Read 14.1
4K Write 28.5
4K Mixed 17.5
59% 20 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 250
180% 236 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,171,174 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB Builds (Compare 5,271 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

System: HP OMEN 30L Desktop GT13-0xxx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $695

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