Average Bench: 200% (71st of 1016)

Based on 1,033 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe WDC PC SN720 SDA

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 512GB averaged 99.8% 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 920MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,906MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme WDC PC SN720 SDA 512GB is 63%. 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 103MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 39MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,033 samples)
Min Avg Max
886 Read 1,236 1,745
1,566 Write 1,906 2,079
1,038 Mixed 1,406 1,663
706 SusWrite 842 895
305% 1,348 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.1 4K Read 39 44
79.2 4K Write 103 136
38.8 4K Mixed 54.2 63.7
183% 65.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
636 DQ Read 1,071 1,261
572 DQ Write 826 997
447 DQ Mixed 920 1,098
696% 939 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
302GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 890 811 815 798 803 817 MB/s
Read 1,164
Write 2,006
Mixed 1,480
SusWrite 822
310% 1,368 MB/s
4K Read 42.4
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 58.2
193% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,031
DQ Write 745
DQ Mixed 867
653% 881 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10121000 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 859 690 657 635 584 550 MB/s
Read 1,155
Write 1991
Mixed 1289
SusWrite 662
288% 1,274 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 57.9
195% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 1,188
DQ Write 787
DQ Mixed 928
708% 967 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10130001 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 998 825 838 716 673 694 MB/s
Read 952
Write 2,023
Mixed 1,258
SusWrite 791
286% 1,256 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 76.5
4K Mixed 44.7
159% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 687
DQ Write 527
DQ Mixed 632
466% 615 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,454,550 SSDs tested.

Typical WDC PC SN720 SDA 512GB Builds (Compare 3,634 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
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