Average Bench: 160% (100th of 1011)

Based on 591 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe WDC PC SN720 SDA

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 256GB averaged 60.4% 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 708MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 773MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 256GB is 51.8%. 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 439MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 101MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 591 samples)
Min Avg Max
766 Read 1,057 1,312
1,186 Write 1,432 1,533
866 Mixed 1,170 1,320
394 SusWrite 439 463
231% 1,024 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27 4K Read 38.9 44.2
72 4K Write 101 132
34.7 4K Mixed 53 62
180% 64.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
638 DQ Read 819 859
493 DQ Write 773 957
397 DQ Mixed 708 803
556% 767 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 529 421 440 440 440 440 MB/s
Read 1,416
Write 1,523
Mixed 1347
SusWrite 452
266% 1,185 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 55.6
186% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 850
DQ Write 787
DQ Mixed 796
604% 811 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 433 424 426 425 425 425 MB/s
Read 1,146
Write 1,452
Mixed 1,251
SusWrite 426
241% 1,069 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 59
199% 70.9 MB/s
DQ Read 855
DQ Write 934
DQ Mixed 799
628% 863 MB/s
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 565 427 423 430 431 430 MB/s
Read 1,083
Write 1,502
Mixed 1,184
SusWrite 451
238% 1,055 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 57.6
195% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 847
DQ Write 894
DQ Mixed 802
622% 848 MB/s
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 489 434 432 434 432 432 MB/s
Read 1,107
Write 1,521
Mixed 1,287
SusWrite 442
246% 1,089 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 96.6
4K Mixed 56.1
185% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 849
DQ Write 789
DQ Mixed 788
600% 809 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 409 393 378 383 359 MB/s
Read 1,089
Write 1,489
Mixed 1,295
SusWrite 394
241% 1,067 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 55.7
187% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 855
DQ Write 889
DQ Mixed 793
618% 846 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 497 440 418 414 431 429 MB/s
Read 880
Write 1,488
Mixed 1,179
SusWrite 438
226% 996 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 56.7
191% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 853
DQ Write 905
DQ Mixed 786
617% 848 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,506,230 SSDs tested.

Typical WDC PC SN720 SDA 256GB Builds (Compare 1,802 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
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