Average Bench: 169% (106th of 1037)

Based on 1,981 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G-1006 256GB averaged 68.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G-1006 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 673MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 667MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G-1006 256GB is 92.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G-1006 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 413MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,981 samples)
Min Avg Max
708 Read 1,307 1,721
735 Write 1,238 1,534
580 Mixed 1,057 1,352
319 SusWrite 413 462
225% 1,003 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24 4K Read 41.2 47.8
63.6 4K Write 113 167
31.8 4K Mixed 54.7 70.2
193% 69.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
475 DQ Read 765 857
282 DQ Write 667 1,105
357 DQ Mixed 673 801
516% 702 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 510 430 430 431 432 431 MB/s
Read 1,335
Write 909
Mixed 887
SusWrite 444
199% 894 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 71.4
256% 97.8 MB/s
DQ Read 846
DQ Write 769
DQ Mixed 788
596% 801 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10112006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 410 348 350 329 328 MB/s
Read 1,715
Write 1,468
Mixed 1,303
SusWrite 359
270% 1211 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 58.9
205% 74.8 MB/s
DQ Read 854
DQ Write 768
DQ Mixed 797
602% 806 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 513 441 440 449 442 405 MB/s
Read 1,499
Write 1,089
Mixed 1,031
SusWrite 448
227% 1,017 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 60.9
205% 75.8 MB/s
DQ Read 860
DQ Write 744
DQ Mixed 775
588% 793 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10112006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 425 430 429 430 431 MB/s
Read 1,630
Write 1,518
Mixed 1,231
SusWrite 428
269% 1,202 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 79.6
4K Mixed 44.9
148% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 626
DQ Write 470
DQ Mixed 587
428% 561 MB/s
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 524 447 445 447 448 416 MB/s
Read 1,071
Write 1,496
Mixed 1,072
SusWrite 455
231% 1,023 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 71.9
4K Mixed 44
140% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 678
DQ Write 524
DQ Mixed 611
454% 604 MB/s
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10112006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 360 351 336 346 338 MB/s
Read 1,082
Write 1,222
Mixed 933
SusWrite 357
202% 898 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 72.6
4K Mixed 38.3
122% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 797
DQ Write 852
DQ Mixed 800
609% 817 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,801,841 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G-1006 256GB Builds (Compare 3,604 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 58%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

System: HP OMEN by HP Laptop 15-dc1xxx

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