Average Bench: 156% (137th of 1058)

Based on 2,765 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe WDC PC SN720 SDA

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 256GB averaged 56.3% 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 670MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,387MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 256GB is 74.4%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 393MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 94.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,765 samples)
Min Avg Max
805 Read 1,144 1,563
702 Write 1,387 1,531
480 Mixed 1,159 1,367
287 SusWrite 393 466
230% 1,021 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.3 4K Read 44.2 43.2
54 4K Write 94.1 112
30.1 4K Mixed 49.8 58.7
181% 62.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
437 DQ Read 780 857
312 DQ Write 632 847
329 DQ Mixed 670 795
511% 694 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 490 431 412 430 432 MB/s
Read 1,109
Write 1,500
Mixed 1,229
SusWrite 440
241% 1,070 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 97.4
4K Mixed 52.8
176% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 826
DQ Write 589
DQ Mixed 682
516% 699 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 484 427 431 428 428 432 MB/s
Read 1,266
Write 1,158
Mixed 1,161
SusWrite 438
226% 1,006 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 92.3
4K Mixed 45.1
153% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 819
DQ Write 634
DQ Mixed 499
435% 651 MB/s
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 547 425 431 416 388 322 MB/s
Read 1,205
Write 1,292
Mixed 1,265
SusWrite 422
235% 1,046 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 88.7
4K Mixed 46.6
157% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 818
DQ Write 649
DQ Mixed 707
536% 725 MB/s
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 13 15 19 17 22 MB/s
Read 1,649
Write 17.2
Mixed 45.2
SusWrite 17.5
90% 432 MB/s
4K Read 211
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 2.1
324% 71.7 MB/s
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 327 320 323 318 319 MB/s
Read 1,091
Write 1,535
Mixed 1,209
SusWrite 338
235% 1,043 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 89.8
4K Mixed 49
164% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 825
DQ Write 654
DQ Mixed 759
563% 746 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,499,898 SSDs tested.

Typical WDC PC SN720 SDA 256GB Builds (Compare 8,527 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 74%
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Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

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