Average Bench: 197% (73rd of 1021)

Based on 2,613 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 512GB averaged 96.6% 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 796MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 924MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 512GB is 143%. 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 751MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 39.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,613 samples)
Min Avg Max
571 Read 1,383 1,894
590 Write 1,309 2,054
543 Mixed 1,148 1,627
465 SusWrite 751 892
258% 1,148 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.1 4K Read 39.2 48.3
53.1 4K Write 117 177
26.4 4K Mixed 55.4 72.5
193% 70.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
282 DQ Read 924 1,560
135 DQ Write 693 1,246
177 DQ Mixed 796 1,344
598% 804 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
436GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10160101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1022 820 822 820 816 820 MB/s
Read 1,878
Write 1,819
Mixed 1,505
SusWrite 853
340% 1,514 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 62.3
211% 77.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,513
DQ Write 1,084
DQ Mixed 1,273
958% 1,290 MB/s
313GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10170101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1057 854 834 800 856 859 MB/s
Read 1,695
Write 988
Mixed 1,032
SusWrite 876
256% 1,148 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 63.1
213% 77 MB/s
DQ Read 1,066
DQ Write 815
DQ Mixed 960
713% 947 MB/s
286GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10190101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 834 845 849 854 852 789 MB/s
Read 1599
Write 1,548
Mixed 1,439
SusWrite 837
305% 1,356 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 55.6
181% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 862
DQ Mixed 315
317% 492 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10190101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 789 519 436 401 368 362 MB/s
Read 1,822
Write 1,416
Mixed 1324
SusWrite 479
281% 1,260 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 49.9
168% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 758
DQ Write 523
DQ Mixed 678
496% 653 MB/s
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10190101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 857 764 836 836 833 910 MB/s
Read 912
Write 760
Mixed 902
SusWrite 840
192% 853 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 29.3
160% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 788
DQ Write 583
DQ Mixed 726
532% 699 MB/s
317GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10190101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 402 414 372 380 383 MB/s
Read 455
Write 375
Mixed 409
SusWrite 399
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 68.9
4K Mixed 26.6
96% 37.5 MB/s
DQ Read 575
DQ Write 384
DQ Mixed 492
364% 484 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,445,873 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 512GB Builds (Compare 428 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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