Average Bench: 168% (121st of 1058)

Based on 15,206 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB averaged 67.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 731MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 859MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB is 98.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 566MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 110MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,206 samples)
Min Avg Max
642 Read 1,014 1,215
500 Write 1,066 1,323
520 Mixed 977 1,203
298 SusWrite 566 772
204% 906 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.4 4K Read 41.6 47.5
57.3 4K Write 110 152
28.4 4K Mixed 54.4 68.2
191% 68.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
401 DQ Read 859 1,078
199 DQ Write 662 1,092
218 DQ Mixed 731 1,076
555% 751 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
254GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 772 720 522 474 489 447 MB/s
Read 751
Write 720
Mixed 647
SusWrite 571
151% 672 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 67
236% 88.3 MB/s
DQ Read 952
DQ Write 759
DQ Mixed 842
634% 851 MB/s
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 838 492 528 439 352 336 MB/s
Read 1,156
Write 1,249
Mixed 1,178
SusWrite 498
230% 1,020 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 57.8
192% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 864
DQ Write 688
DQ Mixed 771
578% 774 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 634 397 410 376 362 379 MB/s
Read 855
Write 1,121
Mixed 1,059
SusWrite 426
196% 865 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 55.1
185% 66.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,076
DQ Write 1094
DQ Mixed 1,062
804% 1,077 MB/s
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 559 423 374 482 354 364 MB/s
Read 902
Write 1,149
Mixed 959
SusWrite 426
194% 859 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 75.5
4K Mixed 52.8
162% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 952
DQ Write 808
DQ Mixed 1,026
729% 929 MB/s
322GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 698 542 500 464 435 400 MB/s
Read 1,018
Write 925
Mixed 613
SusWrite 506
171% 766 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 29.5
4K Mixed 57.3
157% 43.8 MB/s
DQ Read 33.6
DQ Write 95.1
DQ Mixed 62.8
48% 63.8 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 542 173 175 177 169 177 MB/s
Read 785
Write 1,008
Mixed 1028
SusWrite 236
172% 764 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 83.5
4K Mixed 47.3
157% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 673
DQ Write 576
DQ Mixed 480
399% 576 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,499,118 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB Builds (Compare 16,536 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

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