Average Bench: 169% (98th of 1016)

Based on 1,019 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G-1006

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G-1006 256GB averaged 68.6% 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 698MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 747MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G-1006 256GB is 77.6%. 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 428MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 38.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,019 samples)
Min Avg Max
693 Read 1,240 1,698
756 Write 1,214 1,517
631 Mixed 1,036 1,337
359 SusWrite 428 459
220% 980 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.5 4K Read 38.8 44.6
71 4K Write 113 146
32.2 4K Mixed 55.7 65.3
190% 69.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
454 DQ Read 780 857
282 DQ Write 747 1,045
374 DQ Mixed 698 800
542% 742 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10112006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 527 432 434 434 436 433 MB/s
Read 1,600
Write 1,472
Mixed 1202
SusWrite 449
264% 1,181 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 62.1
208% 77 MB/s
DQ Read 846
DQ Write 814
DQ Mixed 790
604% 817 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 496 487 439 435 416 388 MB/s
Read 1,022
Write 930
Mixed 896
SusWrite 444
185% 823 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 177
4K Mixed 71.8
259% 99.1 MB/s
DQ Read 852
DQ Write 938
DQ Mixed 805
631% 865 MB/s
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 612 432 434 435 434 434 MB/s
Read 1,429
Write 1,148
Mixed 1,171
SusWrite 464
235% 1,053 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 59.9
204% 74.5 MB/s
DQ Read 855
DQ Write 850
DQ Mixed 792
612% 832 MB/s
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 615 432 412 433 435 437 MB/s
Read 1,051
Write 889
Mixed 1,142
SusWrite 460
199% 886 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 58.2
201% 72.6 MB/s
DQ Read 858
DQ Write 851
DQ Mixed 786
609% 832 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 491 425 433 433 435 436 MB/s
Read 1,256
Write 1,144
Mixed 1,188
SusWrite 442
226% 1,008 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 52.6
177% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 784
DQ Write 691
DQ Mixed 710
540% 729 MB/s
148GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 314 327 303 303 331 327 MB/s
Read 688
Write 496
Mixed 466
SusWrite 317
110% 492 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 28.7
4K Mixed 18.9
68% 22.3 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 149
DQ Mixed 156
118% 159 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10110006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 342 349 341 353 359 357 MB/s
Read 573
Write 444
Mixed 486
SusWrite 350
104% 463 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 26.3
4K Mixed 20
67% 21.6 MB/s
DQ Read 206
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 141
115% 165 MB/s
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Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 64%
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