Average Bench: 171% (92nd of 1012)

Based on 1,581 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512G-1101

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512G-1101 512GB averaged 70.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512G-1101 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 795MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 718MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512G-1101 512GB is 67.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512G-1101 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 702MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 38.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,581 samples)
Min Avg Max
594 Read 859 1,217
586 Write 861 1,221
541 Mixed 764 1,066
500 SusWrite 702 771
179% 796 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.8 4K Read 38.3 46.4
66.2 4K Write 115 157
31.3 4K Mixed 54.2 68.7
188% 69.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
437 DQ Read 870 1,082
307 DQ Write 718 1,035
379 DQ Mixed 795 1,074
595% 795 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
406GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20240001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 884 773 747 749 750 660 MB/s
Read 1,227
Write 1,159
Mixed 1,055
SusWrite 760
236% 1,050 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 61.3
204% 74.1 MB/s
DQ Read 875
DQ Write 735
DQ Mixed 814
608% 808 MB/s
357GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20210001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 904 726 739 719 710 715 MB/s
Read 1,043
Write 734
Mixed 785
SusWrite 752
186% 829 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 61.9
209% 77.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,001
DQ Write 785
DQ Mixed 896
670% 894 MB/s
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20210001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 865 739 725 711 702 728 MB/s
Read 847
Write 787
Mixed 689
SusWrite 745
173% 767 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 59.6
203% 73.5 MB/s
DQ Read 991
DQ Write 805
DQ Mixed 887
667% 895 MB/s
441GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20240001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 809 720 742 742 747 747 MB/s
Read 1,086
Write 1169
Mixed 925
SusWrite 751
221% 983 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 58.8
202% 74.4 MB/s
DQ Read 647
DQ Write 474
DQ Mixed 650
461% 590 MB/s
306GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20210001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 720 543 452 516 549 521 MB/s
Read 953
Write 1125
Mixed 882
SusWrite 550
198% 878 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 83.6
4K Mixed 55.3
181% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,058
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 344
349% 586 MB/s
391GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20210001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 721 669 730 741 746 744 MB/s
Read 1,002
Write 904
Mixed 785
SusWrite 725
192% 854 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 77.7
4K Mixed 48.3
142% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 729
DQ Write 569
DQ Mixed 655
489% 651 MB/s
393GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20240001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 782 752 743 752 755 753 MB/s
Read 973
Write 893
Mixed 778
SusWrite 756
191% 850 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 80.7
4K Mixed 40.3
145% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 560
DQ Write 368
DQ Mixed 509
367% 479 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,944,724 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512G-1101 512GB Builds (Compare 2,026 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
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