Average Bench: 176% (86th of 1011)

Based on 1,434 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB averaged 76.1% 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 807MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 744MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB is 85.2%. 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 707MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 39.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,434 samples)
Min Avg Max
603 Read 958 1,195
600 Write 1,073 1,322
535 Mixed 973 1,205
485 SusWrite 707 776
209% 928 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.1 4K Read 39.2 47.4
69.9 4K Write 114 160
24 4K Mixed 53.7 69.6
189% 69.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
428 DQ Read 893 1,077
357 DQ Write 744 1,074
331 DQ Mixed 807 1,071
607% 814 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
374GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 840 779 745 748 747 751 MB/s
Read 1,124
Write 1162
Mixed 1,186
SusWrite 768
239% 1,060 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 62.7
206% 72.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,067
DQ Write 1,049
DQ Mixed 1,077
804% 1,065 MB/s
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 890 745 751 751 753 751 MB/s
Read 857
Write 1,354
Mixed 1,185
SusWrite 774
236% 1,042 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 56.3
200% 70.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,069
DQ Write 833
DQ Mixed 815
647% 906 MB/s
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 851 706 754 741 753 753 MB/s
Read 950
Write 885
Mixed 815
SusWrite 760
192% 853 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 59.6
202% 72.9 MB/s
DQ Read 878
DQ Write 747
DQ Mixed 768
588% 798 MB/s
334GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 566 MB/s
Read 1,058
Write 1,091
Mixed 916
SusWrite 566
204% 908 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 56
196% 73 MB/s
DQ Read 992
DQ Write 660
DQ Mixed 687
550% 779 MB/s
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 879 741 742 740 738 733 MB/s
Read 816
Write 1,229
Mixed 812
SusWrite 762
205% 905 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 26.3
152% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 884
DQ Write 705
DQ Mixed 779
587% 789 MB/s
408GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 785 739 733 739 745 741 MB/s
Read 784
Write 1,014
Mixed 832
SusWrite 747
191% 844 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 87.3
4K Mixed 37
127% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 845
DQ Write 692
DQ Mixed 825
602% 787 MB/s
409GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 300 313 314 314 315 MB/s
Read 350
Write 308
Mixed 323
SusWrite 305
72% 322 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 57.9
4K Mixed 40
122% 41.5 MB/s
DQ Read 439
DQ Write 374
DQ Mixed 460
330% 425 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,132,121 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB Builds (Compare 6,216 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
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