Average Bench: 197% (86th of 1058)

Based on 4,179 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 512GB averaged 97.3% 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 815MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 954MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 512GB is 153%. 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. Sustained Write Speed 717MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 40.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,179 samples)
Min Avg Max
662 Read 1,402 1,897
562 Write 1,329 2,113
526 Mixed 1,159 1,664
399 SusWrite 717 908
258% 1,152 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.5 4K Read 40.8 48.5
46.2 4K Write 117 178
26.8 4K Mixed 56.2 72.9
196% 71.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
247 DQ Read 954 1,565
133 DQ Write 719 1,240
162 DQ Mixed 815 1,334
615% 829 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10190101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 692 580 554 575 563 553 MB/s
Read 1,622
Write 1,603
Mixed 1410
SusWrite 586
293% 1,305 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 66.3
228% 85.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,601
DQ Write 1,296
DQ Mixed 1,360
1,042% 1,419 MB/s
371GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10160101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 803 884 837 840 844 844 MB/s
Read 1,876
Write 1566
Mixed 1,359
SusWrite 842
316% 1,411 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 56.7
190% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,244
DQ Write 738
DQ Mixed 946
716% 976 MB/s
228GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10190101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 848 589 600 592 541 550 MB/s
Read 1,765
Write 1,881
Mixed 1,552
SusWrite 620
326% 1,454 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 57.7
191% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1261
DQ Write 1,003
DQ Mixed 1,116
839% 1,127 MB/s
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10190101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1064 862 655 519 463 492 MB/s
Read 1,780
Write 1,777
Mixed 1,489
SusWrite 676
321% 1,431 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 63.6
217% 79.4 MB/s
DQ Read 950
DQ Write 724
DQ Mixed 854
634% 843 MB/s
401GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10190101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 732 811 811 914 824 976 MB/s
Read 262
Write 384
Mixed 670
SusWrite 845
124% 540 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 84.9
4K Mixed 47.4
155% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 626
DQ Write 368
DQ Mixed 488
366% 494 MB/s
402GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10190101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 598 730 822 818 810 797 MB/s
Read 904
Write 1,003
Mixed 708
SusWrite 762
190% 844 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 56.5
4K Mixed 27.7
102% 36 MB/s
DQ Read 449
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 382
282% 374 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10160101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 347 381 403 372 417 MB/s
Read 760
Write 479
Mixed 589
SusWrite 381
123% 552 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 40.5
4K Mixed 30
97% 31.7 MB/s
DQ Read 210
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 158
123% 169 MB/s
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Typical PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 512GB Builds (Compare 91 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

System: Lenovo 90L3007YMW

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $555

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