Average Bench: 148% (121st of 1021)

Based on 2,952 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1101

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1101 256GB averaged 47.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1101 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 611MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 652MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1101 256GB is 81.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1101 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 379MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 740MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,952 samples)
Min Avg Max
614 Read 897 1,189
549 Write 840 1,141
472 Mixed 740 996
243 SusWrite 379 446
160% 714 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.6 4K Read 38 47.7
52.2 4K Write 117 163
25.5 4K Mixed 53.8 70.5
188% 69.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
221 DQ Read 724 858
184 DQ Write 652 965
203 DQ Mixed 611 732
479% 663 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20240001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 480 421 420 419 418 MB/s
Read 1,197
Write 1,158
Mixed 1,002
SusWrite 438
213% 949 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 60.9
215% 79.7 MB/s
DQ Read 852
DQ Write 802
DQ Mixed 719
569% 791 MB/s
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20240001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 503 417 415 418 416 418 MB/s
Read 982
Write 886
Mixed 817
SusWrite 431
175% 779 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 65.8
236% 89.1 MB/s
DQ Read 847
DQ Write 861
DQ Mixed 718
577% 809 MB/s
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20240001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 500 417 398 426 424 425 MB/s
Read 974
Write 880
Mixed 830
SusWrite 432
175% 779 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 63.5
229% 88.3 MB/s
DQ Read 819
DQ Write 927
DQ Mixed 728
588% 825 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 335 275 287 289 273 264 MB/s
Read 787
Write 730
Mixed 708
SusWrite 287
141% 628 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 62.7
212% 76.6 MB/s
DQ Read 858
DQ Write 789
DQ Mixed 729
573% 792 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20210001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 370 313 312 308 312 MB/s
Read 918
Write 789
Mixed 704
SusWrite 326
153% 684 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 95.8
4K Mixed 59.5
184% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 808
DQ Write 559
DQ Mixed 703
520% 690 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,445,205 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1101 256GB Builds (Compare 2,052 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

System: Lenovo 81LB

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