Average Bench: 204% (65th of 1016)

Based on 2,177 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 512GB averaged 103.6% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 823MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 936MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 512GB is 145%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 784MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 40.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,177 samples)
Min Avg Max
573 Read 1,423 1,902
617 Write 1,323 2,085
533 Mixed 1,170 1,669
524 SusWrite 784 902
264% 1,175 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.2 4K Read 40.4 48.2
57.5 4K Write 123 174
27.8 4K Mixed 57.2 72.6
200% 73.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
114 DQ Read 936 1,601
149 DQ Write 740 1,242
70 DQ Mixed 823 1,358
620% 833 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
435GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10114101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 643 849 850 851 846 853 MB/s
Read 1877
Write 1,876
Mixed 1,596
SusWrite 816
346% 1,541 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 191
4K Mixed 76.9
273% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,643
DQ Write 1,391
DQ Mixed 1,404
1,083% 1,479 MB/s
255GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10160101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1173 854 843 856 858 859 MB/s
Read 1,901
Write 2,033
Mixed 1,496
SusWrite 907
356% 1,584 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 181
4K Mixed 76.1
268% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,344
DQ Write 1,147
DQ Mixed 1,206
914% 1,232 MB/s
2,177 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,398,519 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 512GB Builds (Compare 373 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 16%
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 58%

System: Lenovo 20MF000BUS


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