Average Bench: 171% (91st of 1011)

Based on 21 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512G

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512G 512GB averaged 71.2% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512G 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 802MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 759MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512G 512GB is 89.3%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512G 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 657MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 37.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21 samples)
Min Avg Max
496 Read 847 1,214
487 Write 758 1,329
466 Mixed 759 1,100
430 SusWrite 657 791
170% 755 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.4 4K Read 37.9 48.1
65 4K Write 128 173
21.6 4K Mixed 57.5 72.6
199% 74.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38.3 DQ Read 841 1,084
103 DQ Write 759 1,065
54 DQ Mixed 802 1,061
601% 801 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
293GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20170000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 835 690 717 741 534 591 MB/s
Read 1,168
Write 1029
Mixed 973
SusWrite 685
216% 964 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 173
4K Mixed 70.5
254% 97.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,067
DQ Write 825
DQ Mixed 852
663% 915 MB/s
313GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20170000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 826 727 735 740 740 638 MB/s
Read 1,214
Write 1,329
Mixed 1,100
SusWrite 734
246% 1,094 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 58
203% 73.7 MB/s
DQ Read 778
DQ Write 652
DQ Mixed 710
533% 713 MB/s
365GB free
Firmware: 20170000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 603 607 601 552 531 546 MB/s
Read 515
Write 508
Mixed 502
SusWrite 574
119% 525 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 64.8
221% 80.9 MB/s
DQ Read 46.5
DQ Write 163
DQ Mixed 68.9
63% 92.8 MB/s
325GB free
Firmware: 20170000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 540 527 536 507 499 442 MB/s
Read 496
Write 487
Mixed 466
SusWrite 508
110% 489 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 65
4K Mixed 27.3
115% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 38.3
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 54
46% 65 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,319,793 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512G 512GB Builds (Compare 426 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

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