Average Bench: 182% (110th of 1058)

Based on 1,587 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G-1014

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G-1014 512GB averaged 81.9% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G-1014 512GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 780MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,720MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G-1014 512GB is 121%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G-1014 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 97.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 724MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,587 samples)
Min Avg Max
770 Read 1,224 1,862
829 Write 1,720 2,078
694 Mixed 1,295 1,696
363 SusWrite 724 893
280% 1,241 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.5 4K Read 37.5 45
33.7 4K Write 97.3 144
21.3 4K Mixed 50.4 66
173% 61.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
255 DQ Read 921 1,241
166 DQ Write 687 956
174 DQ Mixed 780 1,092
590% 796 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1129 672 669 671 636 644 MB/s
Read 1,944
Write 2,060
Mixed 1,701
SusWrite 737
362% 1,611 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 63.1
214% 78.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,053
DQ Write 783
DQ Mixed 903
679% 913 MB/s
331GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 932 714 671 681 648 674 MB/s
Read 1,442
Write 2023
Mixed 1,698
SusWrite 720
332% 1,471 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 56.7
188% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 927
DQ Write 692
DQ Mixed 312
368% 644 MB/s
317GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 808 722 680 719 697 694 MB/s
Read 1,309
Write 1,912
Mixed 1,459
SusWrite 720
305% 1,350 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 75.4
4K Mixed 48.3
155% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 788
DQ Write 380
DQ Mixed 546
415% 571 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,239,958 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G-1014 512GB Builds (Compare 1,307 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 75%
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Predator PT515-51


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