Average Bench: 146% (116th of 1011)

Based on 2,859 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB averaged 45.6% 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 593MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 663MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB is 84.3%. 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 397MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 705MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,859 samples)
Min Avg Max
564 Read 869 1,191
413 Write 793 1,153
438 Mixed 705 996
263 SusWrite 397 444
155% 691 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.6 4K Read 38.4 47.4
45.2 4K Write 111 166
25.2 4K Mixed 52.3 69.7
184% 67.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
137 DQ Read 685 859
179 DQ Write 663 1,055
158 DQ Mixed 593 733
468% 647 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 532 423 426 427 427 425 MB/s
Read 1,187
Write 1,184
Mixed 1,000
SusWrite 443
214% 954 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 61.9
210% 76.3 MB/s
DQ Read 829
DQ Write 746
DQ Mixed 717
557% 764 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 579 427 428 428 428 428 MB/s
Read 1,044
Write 1,038
Mixed 614
SusWrite 453
176% 787 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 49.9
166% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 738
DQ Write 996
DQ Mixed 730
590% 821 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 319 281 286 298 296 MB/s
Read 742
Write 701
Mixed 669
SusWrite 315
136% 607 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 69
195% 79.3 MB/s
DQ Read 852
DQ Write 819
DQ Mixed 728
576% 800 MB/s
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20120006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 471 406 403 409 421 418 MB/s
Read 894
Write 830
Mixed 731
SusWrite 421
161% 719 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 67.7
4K Mixed 41
131% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 474
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 430
314% 412 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,849,350 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB Builds (Compare 3,105 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $527

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