Average Bench: 173% (92nd of 1012)

Based on 709 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G 512GB averaged 72.7% 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 872MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 799MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G 512GB is 74.1%. 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 695MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 106MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 709 samples)
Min Avg Max
613 Read 882 1,145
636 Write 959 1,228
558 Mixed 813 1,014
482 SusWrite 695 782
189% 837 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.5 4K Read 37.3 45
52.4 4K Write 106 150
25.1 4K Mixed 53.2 66.1
181% 65.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
487 DQ Read 951 1,081
418 DQ Write 799 1,038
482 DQ Mixed 872 1,080
654% 874 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 985 770 753 752 463 319 MB/s
Read 868
Write 963
Mixed 779
SusWrite 674
185% 821 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 62
208% 75.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,076
DQ Write 1,010
DQ Mixed 1,084
802% 1,056 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 638 423 329 351 341 341 MB/s
Read 753
Write 996
Mixed 713
SusWrite 404
162% 716 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 62.3
210% 76.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,057
DQ Write 1,030
DQ Mixed 1,078
800% 1,055 MB/s
358GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 766 566 535 520 472 493 MB/s
Read 1,088
Write 1,235
Mixed 1,013
SusWrite 559
219% 974 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 92.5
4K Mixed 50.4
172% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 860
DQ Write 702
DQ Mixed 768
578% 777 MB/s
215GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 794 469 493 487 423 455 MB/s
Read 768
Write 822
Mixed 699
SusWrite 520
158% 702 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 42.6
164% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,076
DQ Write 907
DQ Mixed 1,004
749% 996 MB/s
407GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 737 688 676 650 658 631 MB/s
Read 614
Write 659
Mixed 578
SusWrite 673
143% 631 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 81.8
4K Mixed 19.4
108% 42.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,060
DQ Write 1,018
DQ Mixed 1,046
784% 1,042 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,095,342 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G 512GB Builds (Compare 1,156 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI MS-17E2

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