Average Bench: 184% (106th of 1058)

Based on 3,011 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe WDC PC SN720 SDA

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 512GB averaged 84.0% 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 784MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,843MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 512GB is 81.3%. 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 98.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 36MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,011 samples)
Min Avg Max
890 Read 1,234 1,761
1,324 Write 1,843 2,073
970 Mixed 1,380 1,658
490 SusWrite 747 894
294% 1,301 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24 4K Read 36 43
62.4 4K Write 98.4 137
31.7 4K Mixed 51.2 62.8
172% 61.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
495 DQ Read 902 1,166
382 DQ Write 701 910
399 DQ Mixed 784 1,007
591% 796 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
416GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0101 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 939 830 827 814 823 823 MB/s
Read 1,913
Write 2,153
Mixed 1,635
SusWrite 843
368% 1,636 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 184
4K Mixed 72.4
258% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1383
DQ Write 1,087
DQ Mixed 1,214
914% 1,228 MB/s
400GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 853 832 834 837 839 838 MB/s
Read 1,781
Write 2,022
Mixed 1653
SusWrite 839
354% 1,574 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 54.6
185% 66.5 MB/s
DQ Read 949
DQ Write 670
DQ Mixed 788
594% 802 MB/s
408GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1075 811 833 849 855 837 MB/s
Read 982
Write 1,914
Mixed 1,305
SusWrite 877
288% 1,269 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 54.3
180% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,078
DQ Write 874
DQ Mixed 959
722% 970 MB/s
419GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 775 774 724 728 565 593 MB/s
Read 1,500
Write 1,654
Mixed 1,466
SusWrite 693
299% 1,328 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 81.7
4K Mixed 44.9
149% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 706
DQ Write 477
DQ Mixed 588
440% 590 MB/s
360GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1054 696 689 686 702 665 MB/s
Read 1,156
Write 1,706
Mixed 1,342
SusWrite 749
280% 1,238 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 78.3
4K Mixed 42.3
142% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 696
DQ Write 603
DQ Mixed 658
491% 652 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,257,933 SSDs tested.

Typical WDC PC SN720 SDA 512GB Builds (Compare 7,630 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

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