Average Bench: 148% (132nd of 1040)

Based on 9,612 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB averaged 48.5% 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 601MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 672MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB is 104%. 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 345MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 718MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,612 samples)
Min Avg Max
575 Read 940 1,199
276 Write 865 1,210
360 Mixed 718 1,008
196 SusWrite 345 445
161% 717 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.9 4K Read 39.1 48.7
46 4K Write 118 174
22.8 4K Mixed 54.8 72.4
192% 70.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
338 DQ Read 713 857
176 DQ Write 672 1,056
246 DQ Mixed 601 733
476% 662 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 554 420 422 422 423 423 MB/s
Read 1,193
Write 1,209
Mixed 1007
SusWrite 444
216% 963 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 68.7
245% 92.7 MB/s
DQ Read 858
DQ Write 948
DQ Mixed 736
600% 847 MB/s
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 481 423 426 427 428 428 MB/s
Read 1,182
Write 1,148
Mixed 1001
SusWrite 436
211% 942 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 63
215% 78.5 MB/s
DQ Read 856
DQ Write 826
DQ Mixed 719
573% 800 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 494 442 406 400 420 423 MB/s
Read 1,102
Write 1,098
Mixed 994
SusWrite 431
203% 906 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 50.3
168% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 848
DQ Write 1066
DQ Mixed 725
612% 880 MB/s
148GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 433 307 293 350 322 341 MB/s
Read 975
Write 871
Mixed 789
SusWrite 341
166% 744 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 63.5
217% 78.4 MB/s
DQ Read 813
DQ Write 438
DQ Mixed 610
457% 620 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 342 311 276 262 250 255 MB/s
Read 1,073
Write 1,053
Mixed 679
SusWrite 283
172% 772 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 56.4
192% 69.2 MB/s
DQ Read 809
DQ Write 717
DQ Mixed 729
556% 752 MB/s
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 354 356 349 366 363 MB/s
Read 1,017
Write 1,063
Mixed 888
SusWrite 361
187% 832 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 64.9
4K Mixed 40.9
129% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 680
DQ Write 580
DQ Mixed 460
391% 574 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,350,840 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB Builds (Compare 2,501 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
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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