Average Bench: 162% (102nd of 1018)

Based on 1,310 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe WDC PC SN720 SDA

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 256GB averaged 62.0% 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 711MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 761MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 256GB is 57.7%. 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 429MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 99.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,310 samples)
Min Avg Max
843 Read 1,138 1,582
1,201 Write 1,447 1,532
931 Mixed 1,216 1,391
359 SusWrite 429 465
238% 1,057 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.9 4K Read 38.7 44.2
75.4 4K Write 99.7 125
35.2 4K Mixed 52.8 61.7
179% 63.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
543 DQ Read 805 859
397 DQ Write 761 955
350 DQ Mixed 711 801
553% 759 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: 630 398 415 394 407 399 MB/s
Read 1,532
Write 1,529
Mixed 1,396
SusWrite 440
274% 1,224 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 55.6
187% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 853
DQ Write 838
DQ Mixed 801
614% 831 MB/s
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 559 423 418 402 390 425 MB/s
Read 1,202
Write 1,504
Mixed 1,327
SusWrite 436
252% 1,117 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 54.8
184% 65.5 MB/s
DQ Read 853
DQ Write 961
DQ Mixed 791
628% 868 MB/s
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 440 493 424 409 426 427 MB/s
Read 1,082
Write 1,528
Mixed 1,267
SusWrite 437
243% 1,078 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 55.1
184% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 847
DQ Write 992
DQ Mixed 786
629% 875 MB/s
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 641 414 411 411 412 411 MB/s
Read 1,003
Write 1,457
Mixed 1,195
SusWrite 450
232% 1,026 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 54.5
180% 64.2 MB/s
DQ Read 849
DQ Write 747
DQ Mixed 800
599% 799 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,900,725 SSDs tested.

Typical WDC PC SN720 SDA 256GB Builds (Compare 4,888 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
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