Average Bench: 156% (137th of 1058)

Based on 2,689 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe WDC PC SN720 SDA

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 256GB averaged 56.4% 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 676MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,401MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 256GB is 65.1%. 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 391MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 94.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,689 samples)
Min Avg Max
831 Read 1,153 1,580
1,059 Write 1,401 1,532
774 Mixed 1,170 1,380
282 SusWrite 391 465
231% 1,029 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.1 4K Read 42 42.6
56.9 4K Write 94.3 111
32 4K Mixed 50 57.9
178% 62.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
421 DQ Read 789 857
284 DQ Write 656 858
324 DQ Mixed 676 794
519% 707 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 494 446 443 438 439 MB/s
Read 1079
Write 1,397
Mixed 1,186
SusWrite 452
232% 1,029 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 56.2
190% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 852
DQ Write 820
DQ Mixed 793
607% 822 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 606 360 365 374 378 366 MB/s
Read 1,188
Write 1,516
Mixed 1,269
SusWrite 408
247% 1,095 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 53.6
180% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 842
DQ Write 655
DQ Mixed 725
549% 741 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 372 393 358 307 368 330 MB/s
Read 1,258
Write 1,489
Mixed 1,238
SusWrite 355
244% 1,085 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 53.2
172% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 855
DQ Write 737
DQ Mixed 400
408% 664 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 503 492 444 444 443 446 MB/s
Read 861
Write 1,463
Mixed 1,308
SusWrite 462
232% 1,024 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 57.2
192% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 859
DQ Write 780
DQ Mixed 797
604% 812 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 495 404 384 437 398 302 MB/s
Read 1,017
Write 1,484
Mixed 1,207
SusWrite 403
232% 1,028 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 98.5
4K Mixed 53.2
176% 62.9 MB/s
DQ Read 847
DQ Write 747
DQ Mixed 790
594% 795 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,261,108 SSDs tested.

Typical WDC PC SN720 SDA 256GB Builds (Compare 7,632 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

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