Average Bench: 206% (61st of 1011)

Based on 1,747 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 512GB averaged 105.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 843MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 971MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 512GB is 128%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 40.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 812MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,747 samples)
Min Avg Max
638 Read 1,387 1,895
679 Write 1,294 2,076
567 Mixed 1,144 1,655
646 SusWrite 812 897
260% 1,159 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.4 4K Read 40.2 48.1
67 4K Write 125 174
32.3 4K Mixed 57.8 72.6
201% 74.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
241 DQ Read 971 1,572
173 DQ Write 752 1,230
203 DQ Mixed 843 1,338
636% 855 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
296GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10170101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 937 753 751 790 815 823 MB/s
Read 1,614
Write 1,306
Mixed 1,150
SusWrite 812
273% 1,220 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 57.7
193% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 936
DQ Write 414
DQ Mixed 769
545% 706 MB/s
393GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10130101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 600 603 610 573 522 553 MB/s
Read 1,236
Write 1,111
Mixed 1,126
SusWrite 577
227% 1,012 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 85.6
4K Mixed 58.3
191% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,031
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 392
362% 578 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,133,448 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 512GB Builds (Compare 335 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

System: Lenovo 20MF000BUS

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