Average Bench: 150% (132nd of 1040)

Based on 4,429 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1101

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1101 256GB averaged 49.8% 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 621MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 667MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1101 256GB is 89.1%. 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 387MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 37.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,429 samples)
Min Avg Max
588 Read 926 1,194
474 Write 873 1,217
436 Mixed 757 1,002
246 SusWrite 387 447
165% 736 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 4K Read 37.8 47.3
55.5 4K Write 117 161
25.7 4K Mixed 53.9 69.7
188% 69.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
324 DQ Read 728 858
225 DQ Write 667 1,137
267 DQ Mixed 621 734
487% 672 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20240001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 496 428 426 429 430 429 MB/s
Read 1,108
Write 841
Mixed 1002
SusWrite 440
190% 848 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 58.8
201% 72 MB/s
DQ Read 836
DQ Write 977
DQ Mixed 726
597% 847 MB/s
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20290001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 511 417 417 417 416 418 MB/s
Read 1193
Write 1,238
Mixed 694
SusWrite 432
199% 889 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 59.7
202% 76.5 MB/s
DQ Read 720
DQ Write 903
DQ Mixed 729
573% 784 MB/s
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20210001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 509 316 324 331 325 286 MB/s
Read 1,176
Write 1,139
Mixed 994
SusWrite 348
205% 914 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 57.3
200% 73.7 MB/s
DQ Read 822
DQ Write 679
DQ Mixed 709
542% 737 MB/s
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20240001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 423 307 320 305 318 300 MB/s
Read 954
Write 980
Mixed 985
SusWrite 329
182% 812 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 61.6
206% 75.3 MB/s
DQ Read 855
DQ Write 540
DQ Mixed 573
461% 656 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20210001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 236 233 231 223 226 MB/s
Read 663
Write 645
Mixed 633
SusWrite 255
123% 549 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 62.1
211% 76.6 MB/s
DQ Read 857
DQ Write 935
DQ Mixed 725
593% 839 MB/s
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20210001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 190 187 188 187 184 MB/s
Read 776
Write 715
Mixed 672
SusWrite 212
133% 594 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 61.2
204% 73.7 MB/s
DQ Read 835
DQ Write 462
DQ Mixed 656
486% 651 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 32,765,331 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1101 256GB Builds (Compare 598 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 81W8

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