Average Bench: 141% (151st of 1057)

Based on 4,923 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1101

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1101 256GB averaged 41.5% 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 577MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 706MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1101 256GB is 88.9%. 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 341MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 712MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,923 samples)
Min Avg Max
539 Read 894 1,191
422 Write 821 1,151
401 Mixed 712 991
203 SusWrite 341 440
155% 692 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 38.3 47.4
47.6 4K Write 111 159
24.7 4K Mixed 52.1 69.5
183% 67 MB/s
Min Avg Max
295 DQ Read 706 858
138 DQ Write 567 901
198 DQ Mixed 577 732
448% 617 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 487 434 434 434 437 437 MB/s
Read 851
Write 682
Mixed 648
SusWrite 444
147% 656 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 65.7
225% 82.9 MB/s
DQ Read 852
DQ Write 716
DQ Mixed 722
558% 763 MB/s
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20210001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 287 262 249 254 255 MB/s
Read 1,114
Write 958
Mixed 1,026
SusWrite 268
188% 842 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 60.1
202% 73 MB/s
DQ Read 843
DQ Write 615
DQ Mixed 664
514% 708 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20240001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 349 337 320 334 318 MB/s
Read 789
Write 661
Mixed 602
SusWrite 345
134% 599 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 61.9
217% 80.4 MB/s
DQ Read 845
DQ Write 698
DQ Mixed 714
550% 752 MB/s
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20240001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 324 254 227 228 235 229 MB/s
Read 726
Write 753
Mixed 724
SusWrite 250
138% 613 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 61
214% 79.3 MB/s
DQ Read 858
DQ Write 585
DQ Mixed 625
493% 689 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,075,775 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1101 256GB Builds (Compare 1,045 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 81W8

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