Average Bench: 205% (64th of 1016)

Based on 1,580 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G-1101

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G-1101 512GB averaged 105.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G-1101 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 898MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,026MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G-1101 512GB is 89.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G-1101 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 38.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 827MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,580 samples)
Min Avg Max
761 Read 1,354 1,887
793 Write 1,455 2,061
732 Mixed 1,205 1,658
675 SusWrite 827 901
272% 1,210 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.3 4K Read 38.8 46.9
80.1 4K Write 121 159
28.6 4K Mixed 56 68.6
195% 72 MB/s
Min Avg Max
533 DQ Read 1,026 1,327
318 DQ Write 802 1,073
341 DQ Mixed 898 1,171
676% 909 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10130001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 909 827 836 848 847 851 MB/s
Read 1,774
Write 1895
Mixed 1,344
SusWrite 853
329% 1,467 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 52.7
213% 79.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,145
DQ Write 740
DQ Mixed 855
661% 913 MB/s
428GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10130001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1085 847 848 824 816 819 MB/s
Read 1,488
Write 1,004
Mixed 951
SusWrite 873
241% 1,079 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 62.6
216% 79.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,174
DQ Write 767
DQ Mixed 942
710% 961 MB/s
304GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10120001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1019 854 799 827 842 842 MB/s
Read 1200
Write 1,189
Mixed 1,072
SusWrite 864
243% 1,081 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 62
214% 79.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1262
DQ Write 885
DQ Mixed 1,126
826% 1091 MB/s
320GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10130001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 842 816 828 843 843 843 MB/s
Read 1,270
Write 1,116
Mixed 1,108
SusWrite 836
243% 1,083 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 59.2
202% 72.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,224
DQ Write 921
DQ Mixed 1,083
807% 1,076 MB/s
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10130001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 940 657 636 623 594 611 MB/s
Read 1,845
Write 1,778
Mixed 1,465
SusWrite 677
323% 1,441 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 98.2
4K Mixed 52.9
174% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,012
DQ Write 752
DQ Mixed 889
663% 884 MB/s
428GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10130001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1042 847 841 748 745 744 MB/s
Read 838
Write 821
Mixed 782
SusWrite 828
184% 817 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 65.4
223% 82.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,243
DQ Write 1047
DQ Mixed 1,126
849% 1,139 MB/s
323GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10130001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1088 844 823 704 712 692 MB/s
Read 1,394
Write 1,248
Mixed 974
SusWrite 810
248% 1,107 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 55.6
185% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 730
DQ Write 552
DQ Mixed 667
492% 650 MB/s
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Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

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