Average Bench: 149% (143rd of 1058)

Based on 15,417 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB averaged 48.7% 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 602MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 621MB/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 684MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,417 samples)
Min Avg Max
559 Read 936 1,196
229 Write 838 1,210
317 Mixed 684 1,007
178 SusWrite 335 447
156% 698 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.9 4K Read 44.5 49.5
44.8 4K Write 119 182
23.1 4K Mixed 54.5 74.1
200% 72.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
388 DQ Read 716 858
206 DQ Write 621 1,013
288 DQ Mixed 602 733
469% 646 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 444 429 427 416 419 MB/s
Read 1,091
Write 926
Mixed 600
SusWrite 431
170% 762 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 58.4
198% 74.6 MB/s
DQ Read 720
DQ Write 720
DQ Mixed 723
542% 721 MB/s
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 238 272 216 212 212 215 MB/s
Read 1148
Write 1126
Mixed 646
SusWrite 227
175% 787 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 48.9
184% 70.6 MB/s
DQ Read 786
DQ Write 865
DQ Mixed 714
568% 789 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 408 297 286 283 273 MB/s
Read 883
Write 774
Mixed 726
SusWrite 334
152% 679 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 60
216% 80.9 MB/s
DQ Read 662
DQ Write 540
DQ Mixed 639
468% 613 MB/s
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 515 422 425 428 429 428 MB/s
Read 758
Write 640
Mixed 662
SusWrite 441
140% 625 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 55.9
189% 67.7 MB/s
DQ Read 837
DQ Write 602
DQ Mixed 682
520% 707 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 471 423 423 424 400 351 MB/s
Read 703
Write 649
Mixed 660
SusWrite 416
136% 607 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 60.1
4K Mixed 35.6
117% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 630
DQ Write 365
DQ Mixed 482
363% 492 MB/s
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 335 349 376 375 372 348 MB/s
Read 616
Write 346
Mixed 386
SusWrite 359
95% 427 MB/s
4K Read 13.4
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 18.2
104% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 499
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 310
264% 391 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 51,170,732 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB Builds (Compare 7,913 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

System: HP OMEN 30L Desktop GT13-0xxx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $730

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