Average Bench: 148% (147th of 1058)

Based on 17,764 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB averaged 47.6% 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 584MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 633MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB is 114%. 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 332MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 701MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,764 samples)
Min Avg Max
493 Read 948 1,202
239 Write 857 1,202
302 Mixed 701 1,007
158 SusWrite 332 444
159% 709 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 42.5 48.9
29.4 4K Write 118 181
16.9 4K Mixed 53.8 73.2
196% 71.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
288 DQ Read 699 859
130 DQ Write 633 1,046
182 DQ Mixed 584 732
460% 639 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 405 461 416 425 423 425 MB/s
Read 1,198
Write 1,221
Mixed 1,014
SusWrite 426
216% 965 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 71.4
253% 95.2 MB/s
DQ Read 862
DQ Write 898
DQ Mixed 728
589% 829 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 504 419 417 416 418 420 MB/s
Read 973
Write 899
Mixed 610
SusWrite 432
163% 729 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 207
4K Mixed 74.6
259% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 846
DQ Write 1,179
DQ Mixed 725
628% 916 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 405 361 318 339 322 MB/s
Read 945
Write 900
Mixed 794
SusWrite 367
168% 752 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 56.2
192% 69 MB/s
DQ Read 855
DQ Write 628
DQ Mixed 710
539% 731 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 57,419,383 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB Builds (Compare 9,632 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

System: HP OMEN 30L Desktop GT13-0xxx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $551

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