Average Bench: 177% (91st of 1016)

Based on 2,721 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB averaged 76.8% 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 785MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 736MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB is 78.4%. 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 693MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,721 samples)
Min Avg Max
628 Read 982 1,203
580 Write 1,115 1,329
562 Mixed 1,020 1,208
449 SusWrite 693 775
215% 952 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26 4K Read 40.1 47.9
69.3 4K Write 113 159
27.4 4K Mixed 55 69.4
191% 69.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
348 DQ Read 888 1,077
266 DQ Write 736 1091
202 DQ Mixed 785 1073
595% 803 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
237GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 951 473 553 570 590 555 MB/s
Read 1,181
Write 1,335
Mixed 1,205
SusWrite 615
244% 1084 MB/s
4K Read 48.9
4K Write 179
4K Mixed 73.3
263% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,072
DQ Write 1,083
DQ Mixed 942
745% 1,032 MB/s
240GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 965 728 740 740 737 558 MB/s
Read 1,030
Write 1,331
Mixed 1,197
SusWrite 745
243% 1,076 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 74.3
264% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,074
DQ Write 860
DQ Mixed 914
698% 949 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 734 443 425 530 540 537 MB/s
Read 1197
Write 1,234
Mixed 1,057
SusWrite 535
226% 1,006 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 57.8
200% 73.5 MB/s
DQ Read 847
DQ Write 720
DQ Mixed 771
581% 779 MB/s
219GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 745 518 554 608 583 562 MB/s
Read 960
Write 1,209
Mixed 1,094
SusWrite 595
218% 964 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 46
182% 67.9 MB/s
DQ Read 915
DQ Write 582
DQ Mixed 552
464% 683 MB/s
443GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 685 770 742 691 569 529 MB/s
Read 736
Write 595
Mixed 505
SusWrite 664
140% 625 MB/s
4K Read 17.2
4K Write 94.5
4K Mixed 24
107% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 692
DQ Write 640
DQ Mixed 755
542% 696 MB/s
444GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 715 695 675 592 611 509 MB/s
Read 581
Write 551
Mixed 494
SusWrite 633
127% 565 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 21.9
124% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 694
DQ Write 613
DQ Mixed 734
528% 680 MB/s
243GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 668 291 263 250 219 239 MB/s
Read 810
Write 875
Mixed 771
SusWrite 322
156% 694 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 48.1
162% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 466
DQ Write 95.6
DQ Mixed 162
149% 241 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,624,497 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB Builds (Compare 7,602 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
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