Average Bench: 172% (109th of 1040)

Based on 9,491 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB averaged 72.2% 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 778MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 893MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB is 96.3%. 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 639MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 110MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,491 samples)
Min Avg Max
616 Read 988 1,217
489 Write 1,088 1,323
523 Mixed 998 1,204
318 SusWrite 639 777
209% 928 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.5 4K Read 38.9 46.5
61.7 4K Write 110 148
30 4K Mixed 54.7 67.8
187% 67.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
443 DQ Read 893 1,078
349 DQ Write 718 1,100
374 DQ Mixed 778 1,076
590% 797 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
320GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 940 735 737 736 735 733 MB/s
Read 1,220
Write 1,270
Mixed 1086
SusWrite 769
244% 1,086 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 65.6
224% 83.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,076
DQ Write 1,336
DQ Mixed 1,080
850% 1,164 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 892 732 738 740 741 413 MB/s
Read 1067
Write 1182
Mixed 1,160
SusWrite 709
232% 1,030 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 64.6
219% 79.8 MB/s
DQ Read 866
DQ Write 634
DQ Mixed 719
546% 740 MB/s
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 673 425 423 424 392 402 MB/s
Read 812
Write 930
Mixed 910
SusWrite 456
175% 777 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 73.5
4K Mixed 34.5
126% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 551
DQ Write 449
DQ Mixed 550
398% 517 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 249 223 216 233 220 MB/s
Read 616
Write 626
Mixed 522
SusWrite 261
114% 506 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 80.6
4K Mixed 34.9
141% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 769
DQ Write 785
DQ Mixed 880
633% 811 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 32,764,687 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB Builds (Compare 1,451 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Aspire TC-885

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $167

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