Average Bench: 157% (134th of 1058)

Based on 8,289 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512G-1101

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512G-1101 512GB averaged 57.1% 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 675MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 820MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512G-1101 512GB is 87.9%. 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 567MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 105MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,289 samples)
Min Avg Max
602 Read 888 1,218
564 Write 852 1,233
502 Mixed 752 1,063
291 SusWrite 567 765
172% 765 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.9 4K Read 40.6 46.3
49.1 4K Write 105 144
22.8 4K Mixed 52 66.7
183% 65.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
278 DQ Read 820 1,084
170 DQ Write 556 833
207 DQ Mixed 675 975
507% 684 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
237GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20290001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1021 747 746 745 750 573 MB/s
Read 1,228
Write 1,234
Mixed 1,094
SusWrite 764
243% 1,080 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 63.9
215% 77.3 MB/s
DQ Read 942
DQ Write 643
DQ Mixed 790
590% 792 MB/s
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20240001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 883 737 743 746 746 534 MB/s
Read 1,225
Write 1,184
Mixed 1,066
SusWrite 732
236% 1,052 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 54.5
184% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 789
DQ Write 472
DQ Mixed 638
473% 633 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20240001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 868 761 735 740 619 389 MB/s
Read 1,220
Write 1,113
Mixed 1,052
SusWrite 685
228% 1,018 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 56.2
184% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 811
DQ Write 434
DQ Mixed 618
461% 621 MB/s
314GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20290001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 875 765 741 722 708 729 MB/s
Read 918
Write 818
Mixed 696
SusWrite 757
179% 797 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 52.6
182% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 686
DQ Write 450
DQ Mixed 555
418% 564 MB/s
323GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20210001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 781 723 732 701 750 739 MB/s
Read 1,197
Write 1,138
Mixed 948
SusWrite 738
226% 1,005 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 89.8
4K Mixed 52.3
170% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 40.1
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 57.3
50% 72.7 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20290001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 627 371 366 382 351 371 MB/s
Read 905
Write 1,064
Mixed 878
SusWrite 411
183% 814 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 96.4
4K Mixed 49.7
172% 61.3 MB/s
DQ Read 961
DQ Write 615
DQ Mixed 744
567% 773 MB/s
271GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20240001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 766 706 600 645 627 636 MB/s
Read 663
Write 641
Mixed 579
SusWrite 663
144% 636 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 98.3
4K Mixed 19.1
107% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 608
DQ Write 393
DQ Mixed 461
354% 488 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,560,459 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512G-1101 512GB Builds (Compare 9,182 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 50%
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