Average Bench: 171% (93rd of 1011)

Based on 420 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G 512GB averaged 70.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 858MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 789MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G 512GB is 73.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 704MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 104MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 420 samples)
Min Avg Max
603 Read 858 1,118
633 Write 941 1,204
567 Mixed 796 997
521 SusWrite 704 781
186% 825 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.4 4K Read 36.8 43.9
52.7 4K Write 104 128
23.8 4K Mixed 52 63.8
177% 64.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
351 DQ Read 937 1,081
435 DQ Write 789 1,031
363 DQ Mixed 858 1,079
644% 861 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
324GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 875 751 735 732 743 742 MB/s
Read 1,205
Write 1,190
Mixed 1,020
SusWrite 763
235% 1,044 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 58.5
200% 71.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,078
DQ Write 830
DQ Mixed 953
713% 954 MB/s
333GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 893 536 528 520 513 534 MB/s
Read 844
Write 935
Mixed 791
SusWrite 587
178% 789 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 62.3
210% 76.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,080
DQ Write 1018
DQ Mixed 1,082
803% 1,060 MB/s
310GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 813 732 733 712 706 699 MB/s
Read 760
Write 736
Mixed 713
SusWrite 732
166% 735 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 85.5
4K Mixed 49.2
156% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 981
DQ Write 607
DQ Mixed 741
566% 776 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,734,479 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G 512GB Builds (Compare 753 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI MS-17E2

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