Average Bench: 142% (151st of 1058)

Based on 5,516 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1101

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1101 256GB averaged 41.9% 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 566MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 704MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1101 256GB is 91.7%. 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 335MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 699MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,516 samples)
Min Avg Max
541 Read 905 1,191
293 Write 803 1,178
366 Mixed 699 991
189 SusWrite 335 440
153% 686 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 40.2 47.4
48.5 4K Write 110 160
22.6 4K Mixed 52.2 69.4
186% 67.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
300 DQ Read 704 858
163 DQ Write 562 948
199 DQ Mixed 566 731
442% 611 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20290001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 461 419 422 410 422 417 MB/s
Read 874
Write 1,074
Mixed 561
SusWrite 425
165% 733 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 68.2
236% 87.3 MB/s
DQ Read 649
DQ Write 722
DQ Mixed 488
422% 619 MB/s
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20240001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 382 363 342 338 345 MB/s
Read 693
Write 811
Mixed 803
SusWrite 365
151% 668 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 58.1
175% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 830
DQ Write 498
DQ Mixed 585
457% 638 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20210001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 291 314 271 275 268 MB/s
Read 1,023
Write 912
Mixed 658
SusWrite 276
160% 717 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 82.8
4K Mixed 41.5
142% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 626
DQ Write 568
DQ Mixed 629
463% 608 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20240001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 347 335 342 367 329 MB/s
Read 1,068
Write 872
Mixed 851
SusWrite 347
175% 784 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 72.3
4K Mixed 38
133% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 312
233% 313 MB/s
144GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20240001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 183 155 154 233 352 MB/s
Read 893
Write 983
Mixed 805
SusWrite 205
162% 722 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 67.7
4K Mixed 42.4
139% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 312
230% 306 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,208,176 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1101 256GB Builds (Compare 1,180 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 81W8

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