Average Bench: 169% (85th of 1003)

Based on 304 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G 512GB averaged 69.1% 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 855MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 783MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G 512GB is 70.5%. 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. 4K Random Write Speed 102MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 704MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 304 samples)
Min Avg Max
582 Read 847 1,143
613 Write 919 1,201
547 Mixed 781 1,010
534 SusWrite 704 780
183% 813 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.6 4K Read 36.3 43
57.8 4K Write 102 138
22.6 4K Mixed 51.2 63.7
174% 63.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
396 DQ Read 935 1,081
456 DQ Write 783 1,031
561 DQ Mixed 855 1,075
642% 858 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
411GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 847 718 730 733 734 725 MB/s
Read 684
Write 753
Mixed 680
SusWrite 748
162% 716 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 57.4
195% 70.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,076
DQ Write 929
DQ Mixed 1,012
756% 1,006 MB/s
411GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 808 735 739 736 741 741 MB/s
Read 678
Write 810
Mixed 693
SusWrite 750
166% 733 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 56.4
188% 67.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,082
DQ Write 901
DQ Mixed 983
738% 988 MB/s
392GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 768 729 694 720 732 686 MB/s
Read 1,047
Write 1,171
Mixed 970
SusWrite 722
220% 978 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 90.9
4K Mixed 53.1
173% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 964
DQ Write 614
DQ Mixed 738
564% 772 MB/s
428GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 790 610 584 624 655 679 MB/s
Read 830
Write 1,074
Mixed 734
SusWrite 657
186% 824 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 75.3
4K Mixed 45.3
153% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 999
DQ Write 615
DQ Mixed 760
579% 791 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,063,932 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G 512GB Builds (Compare 489 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI MS-17E2

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