Average Bench: 182% (107th of 1058)

Based on 3,312 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe WDC PC SN720 SDA

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 512GB averaged 82.2% 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 742MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,828MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 512GB is 79.5%. 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 96.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 36.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,312 samples)
Min Avg Max
890 Read 1,238 1,767
1,244 Write 1,828 2,064
980 Mixed 1,382 1,659
474 SusWrite 752 896
294% 1,300 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.9 4K Read 36.3 42.4
58.3 4K Write 96.4 133
31.5 4K Mixed 50.7 61.3
171% 61.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
483 DQ Read 876 1,174
282 DQ Write 644 893
360 DQ Mixed 742 1,002
559% 754 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1144 811 851 851 850 787 MB/s
Read 1,316
Write 2,010
Mixed 1,484
SusWrite 882
322% 1,423 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 54.8
182% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 919
DQ Write 642
DQ Mixed 748
568% 770 MB/s
389GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 985 806 805 828 739 756 MB/s
Read 1,241
Write 1,915
Mixed 1,506
SusWrite 820
310% 1,370 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 94.1
4K Mixed 50.5
170% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 892
DQ Write 596
DQ Mixed 752
559% 747 MB/s
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1000 753 706 751 722 668 MB/s
Read 1,150
Write 2,049
Mixed 1,437
SusWrite 767
306% 1,351 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 97.6
4K Mixed 53.6
176% 62.6 MB/s
DQ Read 878
DQ Write 663
DQ Mixed 766
574% 769 MB/s
387GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 816 810 812 812 806 835 MB/s
Read 1,098
Write 1,822
Mixed 1,393
SusWrite 815
291% 1,282 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 86.3
4K Mixed 41.6
145% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 895
DQ Write 585
DQ Mixed 685
526% 722 MB/s
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 866 715 528 535 519 510 MB/s
Read 1,091
Write 1,931
Mixed 1,316
SusWrite 612
280% 1,238 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 95.7
4K Mixed 53
176% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 834
DQ Write 625
DQ Mixed 723
542% 727 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,495,759 SSDs tested.

Typical WDC PC SN720 SDA 512GB Builds (Compare 8,527 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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