Average Bench: 189% (90th of 1040)

Based on 2,423 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe WDC PC SN720 SDA

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 512GB averaged 89.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 813MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,870MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 512GB is 81%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 98.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 37MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,423 samples)
Min Avg Max
874 Read 1,244 1,815
1,362 Write 1,870 2,080
944 Mixed 1,384 1,680
570 SusWrite 791 899
299% 1,322 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.2 4K Read 37 44
65.6 4K Write 98.9 135
32.6 4K Mixed 51.9 64.4
175% 62.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
551 DQ Read 945 1,166
309 DQ Write 723 937
318 DQ Mixed 813 1,031
614% 827 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1023 697 714 678 603 488 MB/s
Read 1,358
Write 1,933
Mixed 1,430
SusWrite 700
306% 1,355 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 99.6
4K Mixed 53.4
178% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,076
DQ Write 718
DQ Mixed 841
642% 878 MB/s
148GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 780 549 487 460 461 468 MB/s
Read 1,482
Write 2011
Mixed 1,499
SusWrite 534
311% 1,382 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 54.3
180% 64.2 MB/s
DQ Read 935
DQ Write 661
DQ Mixed 774
584% 790 MB/s
230GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 806 621 656 721 696 703 MB/s
Read 1,147
Write 1,513
Mixed 1,484
SusWrite 700
274% 1,211 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 55.4
185% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 915
DQ Write 621
DQ Mixed 738
559% 758 MB/s
348GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 965 829 839 804 830 831 MB/s
Read 954
Write 1,869
Mixed 1,374
SusWrite 850
287% 1,262 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 98.3
4K Mixed 53.1
176% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 206
DQ Write 728
DQ Mixed 693
466% 542 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,127,900 SSDs tested.

Typical WDC PC SN720 SDA 512GB Builds (Compare 4,996 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

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