Average Bench: 162% (99th of 1011)

Based on 142 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe WDC PC SN720 SDA

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 256GB averaged 62.2% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 731MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 805MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 256GB is 49.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 442MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 103MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 142 samples)
Min Avg Max
763 Read 1,058 1,353
1,251 Write 1,448 1,532
897 Mixed 1,185 1,327
395 SusWrite 442 467
233% 1,033 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.4 4K Read 39 44.4
75.4 4K Write 103 137
34.6 4K Mixed 53.8 63.2
183% 65.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
728 DQ Read 827 860
476 DQ Write 805 977
400 DQ Mixed 731 802
572% 788 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 482 436 437 437 437 436 MB/s
Read 1,099
Write 1,519
Mixed 1,294
SusWrite 444
246% 1,089 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 60
199% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 848
DQ Write 910
DQ Mixed 788
618% 849 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 570 442 444 439 443 442 MB/s
Read 1,112
Write 1,387
Mixed 1,218
SusWrite 463
236% 1,045 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 56.1
187% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 858
DQ Write 806
DQ Mixed 787
603% 817 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 538 503 420 440 443 443 MB/s
Read 871
Write 1,264
Mixed 1,246
SusWrite 464
218% 962 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 55.9
188% 66.2 MB/s
DQ Read 854
DQ Write 796
DQ Mixed 800
607% 817 MB/s
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 495 442 437 433 436 434 MB/s
Read 972
Write 1,453
Mixed 1,078
SusWrite 446
223% 987 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 52
175% 62.9 MB/s
DQ Read 846
DQ Write 768
DQ Mixed 783
594% 799 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,895,667 SSDs tested.

Typical WDC PC SN720 SDA 256GB Builds (Compare 704 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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