Average Bench: 198% (75th of 1037)

Based on 3,715 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 512GB averaged 98.1% 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 794MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 909MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 512GB is 142%. 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 758MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 39.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,715 samples)
Min Avg Max
624 Read 1,395 1,901
657 Write 1,342 2,107
560 Mixed 1,162 1,662
483 SusWrite 758 900
261% 1,164 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.4 4K Read 39.6 47.9
50 4K Write 119 171
26.8 4K Mixed 56 71.3
195% 71.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
176 DQ Read 909 1,502
127 DQ Write 701 1,219
83.4 DQ Mixed 794 1,304
597% 801 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
438GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10130101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1108 842 844 843 843 843 MB/s
Read 1,909
Write 2,137
Mixed 1638
SusWrite 887
369% 1,643 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 65.5
226% 82.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,256
DQ Write 669
DQ Mixed 928
699% 951 MB/s
444GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10130101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 958 812 865 782 838 820 MB/s
Read 1,337
Write 1,573
Mixed 1,407
SusWrite 846
291% 1,291 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 59.4
195% 70.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,403
DQ Write 1,114
DQ Mixed 1,222
925% 1,247 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10160101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 486 818 735 734 695 725 MB/s
Read 1,504
Write 1,889
Mixed 1,404
SusWrite 699
309% 1,374 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 54.8
184% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,341
DQ Write 1,161
DQ Mixed 1,243
934% 1,249 MB/s
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10160101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 474 294 298 276 290 276 MB/s
Read 862
Write 790
Mixed 804
SusWrite 318
156% 694 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 52.5
4K Mixed 32.9
111% 37.5 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 77.2
98% 175 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,731,170 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 512GB Builds (Compare 97 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

System: Lenovo 20MF000BUS

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