Average Bench: 146% (124th of 1021)

Based on 5,925 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB averaged 45.8% 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 599MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 659MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB is 101%. 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 372MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 711MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,925 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 900 1,198
299 Write 836 1,198
325 Mixed 711 1,007
231 SusWrite 372 445
158% 705 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.3 4K Read 38.2 47.7
42.3 4K Write 112 169
25.7 4K Mixed 52.4 71.6
184% 67.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
307 DQ Read 701 859
197 DQ Write 659 1,041
224 DQ Mixed 599 732
472% 653 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 459 422 427 424 391 MB/s
Read 1,179
Write 1,162
Mixed 976
SusWrite 423
210% 935 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 68.3
245% 92.9 MB/s
DQ Read 857
DQ Write 908
DQ Mixed 733
593% 833 MB/s
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 448 413 427 428 431 427 MB/s
Read 1,090
Write 991
Mixed 930
SusWrite 429
193% 860 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 65.5
227% 84.2 MB/s
DQ Read 867
DQ Write 1,014
DQ Mixed 693
591% 858 MB/s
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 569 465 430 431 432 431 MB/s
Read 1,183
Write 1170
Mixed 908
SusWrite 460
208% 930 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 55.6
192% 72.9 MB/s
DQ Read 610
DQ Write 817
DQ Mixed 724
544% 717 MB/s
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 545 423 422 423 421 425 MB/s
Read 1,190
Write 1,107
Mixed 998
SusWrite 443
209% 934 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 50.9
188% 67.9 MB/s
DQ Read 816
DQ Write 658
DQ Mixed 704
536% 726 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 538 315 303 260 260 336 MB/s
Read 767
Write 724
Mixed 668
SusWrite 335
140% 624 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 62.9
216% 79.2 MB/s
DQ Read 856
DQ Write 807
DQ Mixed 721
572% 795 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 257 281 317 249 234 247 MB/s
Read 927
Write 934
Mixed 675
SusWrite 264
157% 700 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 57
174% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 470
DQ Write 631
DQ Mixed 448
367% 516 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 455 408 411 417 418 415 MB/s
Read 891
Write 792
Mixed 751
SusWrite 421
160% 714 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 52.2
4K Mixed 40.6
124% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 370
240% 277 MB/s
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 320 297 292 292 293 MB/s
Read 325
Write 289
Mixed 306
SusWrite 305
69% 306 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 58.7
4K Mixed 46.2
133% 44.3 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 544
360% 428 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,403,600 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB Builds (Compare 5,837 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

System: HP OMEN by HP Obelisk Desktop 875-0xxx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $514

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