Average Bench: 142% (151st of 1058)

Based on 14,381 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB averaged 42.3% 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 582MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 629MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB is 107%. 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 706MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,381 samples)
Min Avg Max
539 Read 904 1,196
297 Write 830 1,190
336 Mixed 706 1,005
180 SusWrite 335 440
155% 693 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 36.5 47.7
39.9 4K Write 111 169
22.4 4K Mixed 52.6 71.5
181% 66.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
280 DQ Read 699 859
157 DQ Write 629 1,034
216 DQ Mixed 582 732
459% 637 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 611 418 424 423 429 425 MB/s
Read 1,202
Write 1,188
Mixed 731
SusWrite 455
200% 894 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 68.9
225% 89.1 MB/s
DQ Read 777
DQ Write 873
DQ Mixed 719
571% 790 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 347 355 279 276 274 MB/s
Read 728
Write 1,073
Mixed 822
SusWrite 322
166% 736 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 55.1
185% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 856
DQ Write 1,120
DQ Mixed 727
622% 901 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 524 370 393 387 326 303 MB/s
Read 993
Write 988
Mixed 919
SusWrite 384
184% 821 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 83.1
4K Mixed 47.7
161% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 390
274% 344 MB/s
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 254 253 244 248 235 248 MB/s
Read 921
Write 209
Mixed 336
SusWrite 247
94% 428 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 48.8
170% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 561
DQ Write 378
DQ Mixed 406
320% 448 MB/s
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 278 284 235 243 228 230 MB/s
Read 696
Write 682
Mixed 578
SusWrite 249
124% 551 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 55.4
184% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 699
DQ Write 357
DQ Mixed 660
455% 572 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,076,815 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB Builds (Compare 6,465 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: 67% - Good Total price: $700

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