Average Bench: 208% (60th of 1011)

Based on 194 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe WDC PC SN720 SDA

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 512GB averaged 107.6% 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 969MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,856MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 512GB is 75.6%. 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 112MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 40MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 194 samples)
Min Avg Max
862 Read 1,304 1,872
1,059 Write 1,856 2,098
924 Mixed 1,412 1,680
735 SusWrite 855 908
307% 1,357 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.4 4K Read 40 47
85.2 4K Write 112 166
39.5 4K Mixed 56 68.9
192% 69.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
742 DQ Read 1,098 1,317
644 DQ Write 876 1,046
723 DQ Mixed 969 1,154
730% 981 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
415GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1067 852 862 860 858 855 MB/s
Read 1,247
Write 2,019
Mixed 1,396
SusWrite 892
314% 1,388 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 60.1
215% 81 MB/s
DQ Read 1,244
DQ Write 1,028
DQ Mixed 1,111
839% 1,128 MB/s
406GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 914 826 825 825 827 827 MB/s
Read 1,168
Write 1,939
Mixed 1,541
SusWrite 841
311% 1372 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 59.4
196% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,287
DQ Write 960
DQ Mixed 1,110
833% 1,119 MB/s
410GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1065 841 845 847 848 849 MB/s
Read 1,145
Write 1,968
Mixed 1,370
SusWrite 883
304% 1,342 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 59.1
195% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,273
DQ Write 869
DQ Mixed 1,022
776% 1,054 MB/s
342GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 883 841 846 848 848 846 MB/s
Read 1,071
Write 1822
Mixed 1,436
SusWrite 852
294% 1,295 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 99.5
4K Mixed 56.7
186% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1297
DQ Write 926
DQ Mixed 1,053
803% 1,092 MB/s
406GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 911 785 742 759 747 759 MB/s
Read 1,006
Write 1,893
Mixed 1381
SusWrite 784
287% 1,266 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 92.8
4K Mixed 52.9
170% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,268
DQ Write 942
DQ Mixed 1080
814% 1,097 MB/s
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10130001 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 904 857 843 819 849 858 MB/s
Read 899
Write 1,727
Mixed 1,155
SusWrite 855
263% 1,159 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 86.3
4K Mixed 47.8
157% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 913
DQ Write 803
DQ Mixed 869
648% 862 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,912,715 SSDs tested.

Typical WDC PC SN720 SDA 512GB Builds (Compare 715 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 63%
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