Average Bench: 163% (112th of 1030)

Based on 3,792 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512G-1101

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512G-1101 512GB averaged 62.5% 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 729MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 827MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512G-1101 512GB is 80.7%. 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 659MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 37MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,792 samples)
Min Avg Max
593 Read 867 1,213
588 Write 883 1,209
546 Mixed 770 1050
376 SusWrite 659 772
179% 795 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.2 4K Read 37 45.1
53.5 4K Write 106 148
27.7 4K Mixed 51.8 66.3
179% 65 MB/s
Min Avg Max
348 DQ Read 827 1,082
195 DQ Write 627 930
251 DQ Mixed 729 1032
545% 728 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
248GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20290001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 920 753 749 530 446 500 MB/s
Read 768
Write 753
Mixed 681
SusWrite 650
161% 713 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 61
216% 80.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,079
DQ Write 802
DQ Mixed 958
711% 946 MB/s
313GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20240001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 954 729 730 741 741 708 MB/s
Read 863
Write 1119
Mixed 836
SusWrite 767
202% 896 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 54
181% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 915
DQ Write 453
DQ Mixed 854
589% 741 MB/s
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20210001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 800 701 694 408 494 440 MB/s
Read 614
Write 584
Mixed 544
SusWrite 590
131% 583 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 61
212% 77.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,071
DQ Write 783
DQ Mixed 920
689% 924 MB/s
396GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20210001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 848 758 748 717 715 710 MB/s
Read 769
Write 723
Mixed 689
SusWrite 749
165% 732 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 71.1
4K Mixed 47.5
157% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 450
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 332
253% 347 MB/s
245GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20200001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 702 619 523 515 547 509 MB/s
Read 672
Write 833
Mixed 595
SusWrite 569
151% 667 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 34.3
143% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 994
DQ Write 454
DQ Mixed 703
527% 717 MB/s
319GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20240001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 660 582 640 548 605 593 MB/s
Read 535
Write 691
Mixed 537
SusWrite 604
134% 592 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 80.3
4K Mixed 35
116% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 685
DQ Write 525
DQ Mixed 556
429% 589 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,806,534 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512G-1101 512GB Builds (Compare 4,235 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

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