Average Bench: 144% (148th of 1058)

Based on 11,769 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB averaged 44.2% 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 589MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 643MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB is 106%. 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 335MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 670MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,769 samples)
Min Avg Max
511 Read 923 1,197
292 Write 839 1,198
321 Mixed 670 997
198 SusWrite 335 444
155% 692 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 39.5 47.8
39.2 4K Write 112 170
22.3 4K Mixed 52.2 71
186% 68 MB/s
Min Avg Max
345 DQ Read 695 858
217 DQ Write 643 1,047
251 DQ Mixed 589 732
464% 642 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 312 297 310 284 283 MB/s
Read 1,055
Write 758
Mixed 699
SusWrite 323
158% 709 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 63.1
216% 79.3 MB/s
DQ Read 858
DQ Write 904
DQ Mixed 726
589% 829 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 227 213 204 204 196 MB/s
Read 1,092
Write 1,114
Mixed 983
SusWrite 229
191% 854 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 59
200% 71.1 MB/s
DQ Read 858
DQ Write 697
DQ Mixed 712
551% 756 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 497 405 416 419 422 422 MB/s
Read 674
Write 651
Mixed 573
SusWrite 430
131% 582 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 24.9
130% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 733
DQ Write 604
DQ Mixed 661
497% 666 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 418 404 414 417 420 MB/s
Read 590
Write 426
Mixed 450
SusWrite 411
105% 469 MB/s
4K Read 15
4K Write 96.2
4K Mixed 25.4
106% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 800
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 461
350% 490 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,717,257 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB Builds (Compare 4,011 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier

System: HP OMEN 30L Desktop GT13-0xxx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $663

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