Average Bench: 166% (96th of 1012)

Based on 846 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G-1006 256GB averaged 66.1% 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 694MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 750MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G-1006 256GB is 75.4%. 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 430MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 38.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 846 samples)
Min Avg Max
666 Read 1,195 1,658
783 Write 1,198 1,510
625 Mixed 1,012 1,331
366 SusWrite 430 458
215% 959 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.6 4K Read 38.3 44.9
66.9 4K Write 111 143
30.8 4K Mixed 54.6 65.4
187% 67.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
480 DQ Read 785 857
283 DQ Write 750 1,043
387 DQ Mixed 694 801
541% 743 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10112006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 534 429 432 431 432 431 MB/s
Read 1,728
Write 1,511
Mixed 1,339
SusWrite 448
281% 1,257 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 62
211% 76.6 MB/s
DQ Read 807
DQ Write 510
DQ Mixed 675
499% 664 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10112006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 562 407 437 439 439 438 MB/s
Read 808
Write 985
Mixed 795
SusWrite 454
171% 760 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 60.7
208% 76.3 MB/s
DQ Read 854
DQ Write 977
DQ Mixed 695
584% 842 MB/s
846 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,943,684 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G-1006 256GB Builds (Compare 1,780 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 64%
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 63%

System: HP OMEN by HP Laptop 15-dc1xxx


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