Average Bench: 206% (60th of 1011)

Based on 1,170 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 512GB averaged 105.5% 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 823MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 943MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 512GB is 146%. 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 40.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 810MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,170 samples)
Min Avg Max
633 Read 1,392 1,900
587 Write 1,263 2,030
565 Mixed 1,111 1,621
565 SusWrite 810 902
257% 1,144 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23 4K Read 40.7 48.9
66.1 4K Write 128 181
29.5 4K Mixed 57.9 74
204% 75.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
44.4 DQ Read 943 1,552
145 DQ Write 747 1,219
70.5 DQ Mixed 823 1,317
622% 838 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10130101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1073 861 863 862 863 863 MB/s
Read 1,621
Write 1,424
Mixed 1,083
SusWrite 898
281% 1,257 MB/s
4K Read 49.5
4K Write 187
4K Mixed 75.3
271% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,520
DQ Write 1,160
DQ Mixed 1,275
971% 1,318 MB/s
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10130101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1156 790 860 861 860 860 MB/s
Read 1,629
Write 1,250
Mixed 1339
SusWrite 898
287% 1,279 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 183
4K Mixed 75.3
268% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,516
DQ Write 1,059
DQ Mixed 1,299
967% 1291 MB/s
402GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10160101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1031 873 838 841 841 841 MB/s
Read 1905
Write 1,853
Mixed 1,602
SusWrite 877
350% 1,559 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 206
4K Mixed 55.5
239% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,229
DQ Write 1,033
DQ Mixed 1,125
844% 1,129 MB/s
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10170101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1105 847 834 849 772 711 MB/s
Read 1,907
Write 1,596
Mixed 1,489
SusWrite 853
327% 1,461 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 65.7
228% 84.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1234
DQ Write 1,058
DQ Mixed 1,114
844% 1,135 MB/s
448GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10130101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1210 859 861 861 852 845 MB/s
Read 1,865
Write 2,121
Mixed 1,698
SusWrite 915
371% 1,650 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 65.8
221% 80.5 MB/s
DQ Read 901
DQ Write 632
DQ Mixed 829
602% 787 MB/s
399GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10160101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 873 783 788 799 617 595 MB/s
Read 613
Write 630
Mixed 594
SusWrite 742
146% 645 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 55.6
4K Mixed 19.2
82% 31.1 MB/s
DQ Read 12.7
DQ Write 20.5
DQ Mixed 23.4
16% 18.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,938,577 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 512GB Builds (Compare 301 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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