Average Bench: 167% (121st of 1058)

Based on 3,030 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G-1006 256GB averaged 67.2% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 673MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 658MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G-1006 256GB is 84.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G-1006 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 399MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 112MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,030 samples)
Min Avg Max
719 Read 1,313 1,718
627 Write 1,213 1,526
536 Mixed 1,053 1,350
295 SusWrite 399 456
223% 995 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.1 4K Read 39.3 47.7
62.1 4K Write 112 173
31.6 4K Mixed 54.9 70.2
189% 68.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
438 DQ Read 766 856
266 DQ Write 658 1,027
336 DQ Mixed 673 801
515% 699 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10112006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 522 436 435 452 437 439 MB/s
Read 1587
Write 938
Mixed 894
SusWrite 454
215% 968 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 60.3
207% 75 MB/s
DQ Read 826
DQ Write 969
DQ Mixed 812
636% 869 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10112006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 461 433 433 434 434 433 MB/s
Read 1,105
Write 985
Mixed 832
SusWrite 438
188% 840 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 60
208% 76.8 MB/s
DQ Read 813
DQ Write 594
DQ Mixed 408
385% 605 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,307,216 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G-1006 256GB Builds (Compare 6,307 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 60%
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 52%

System: HP OMEN by HP Laptop 15-dc1xxx


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