Average Bench: 155% (121st of 1037)

Based on 1,993 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe WDC PC SN720 SDA

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 256GB averaged 55.4% 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 692MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,431MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 256GB is 56.8%. 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 409MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 95.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,993 samples)
Min Avg Max
830 Read 1,095 1,389
1,140 Write 1,431 1,537
926 Mixed 1,197 1,342
315 SusWrite 409 465
233% 1,033 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27 4K Read 37.1 43.3
62.9 4K Write 95.8 109
34 4K Mixed 51 58.2
172% 61.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
499 DQ Read 789 858
332 DQ Write 703 910
332 DQ Mixed 692 800
534% 728 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 499 446 447 442 445 446 MB/s
Read 1,317
Write 1,549
Mixed 1,322
SusWrite 454
261% 1,161 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 55.8
187% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 851
DQ Write 756
DQ Mixed 794
598% 800 MB/s
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 564 437 441 444 444 445 MB/s
Read 1,062
Write 1,197
Mixed 1315
SusWrite 462
228% 1,009 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 56.3
190% 67 MB/s
DQ Read 841
DQ Write 742
DQ Mixed 416
414% 666 MB/s
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 466 505 440 445 396 400 MB/s
Read 1,138
Write 1,510
Mixed 1,258
SusWrite 442
245% 1,087 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 93.7
4K Mixed 46.8
160% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 852
DQ Write 702
DQ Mixed 786
586% 780 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 382 368 368 369 371 MB/s
Read 954
Write 1,503
Mixed 1,169
SusWrite 388
227% 1,003 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 51.7
171% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 857
DQ Write 690
DQ Mixed 783
583% 777 MB/s
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 478 434 435 428 374 352 MB/s
Read 910
Write 1,442
Mixed 1,294
SusWrite 417
230% 1,016 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 91.8
4K Mixed 49.6
168% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 846
DQ Write 699
DQ Mixed 773
579% 773 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,611,973 SSDs tested.

Typical WDC PC SN720 SDA 256GB Builds (Compare 4,477 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

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