Average Bench: 169% (120th of 1058)

Based on 2,216 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe WDC PC SN520 SDA

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme WDC PC SN520 SDA 512GB averaged 69.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvme WDC PC SN520 SDA 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 708MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 846MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme WDC PC SN520 SDA 512GB is 89.2%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Nvme WDC PC SN520 SDA 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 628MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 108MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,216 samples)
Min Avg Max
714 Read 1,011 1,196
777 Write 1,145 1,325
607 Mixed 1,052 1,211
340 SusWrite 628 780
216% 959 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25 4K Read 40 47
59.9 4K Write 108 151
31.5 4K Mixed 54.4 68.6
187% 67.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
480 DQ Read 846 1,075
197 DQ Write 625 980
243 DQ Mixed 708 1,045
537% 726 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
424GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 869 772 754 761 763 763 MB/s
Read 1,096
Write 1,016
Mixed 962
SusWrite 780
217% 964 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 63.7
215% 77.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,076
DQ Write 896
DQ Mixed 1,012
751% 995 MB/s
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 919 743 749 751 751 759 MB/s
Read 1,136
Write 940
Mixed 1,005
SusWrite 778
217% 965 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 62
196% 72 MB/s
DQ Read 1,063
DQ Write 1020
DQ Mixed 1,061
791% 1,048 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 906 740 740 743 738 658 MB/s
Read 1,185
Write 1,242
Mixed 1,204
SusWrite 754
247% 1,097 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 57.5
192% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 897
DQ Write 678
DQ Mixed 774
582% 783 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 833 731 692 543 505 455 MB/s
Read 1,090
Write 1,287
Mixed 1,195
SusWrite 627
237% 1,050 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 57.7
191% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 893
DQ Write 676
DQ Mixed 772
581% 780 MB/s
247GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20200000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 652 386 374 348 401 403 MB/s
Read 926
Write 1,048
Mixed 944
SusWrite 427
188% 836 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 33.9
151% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 726
DQ Write 436
DQ Mixed 540
413% 567 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,160,936 SSDs tested.

Typical WDC PC SN520 SDA 512GB Builds (Compare 18,327 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

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