Average Bench: 175% (99th of 1026)

Based on 6,653 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB averaged 74.6% 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 803MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 913MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB is 84.9%. 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 661MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 111MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,653 samples)
Min Avg Max
666 Read 990 1,201
600 Write 1,102 1,320
558 Mixed 1,014 1,205
366 SusWrite 661 777
212% 942 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.7 4K Read 39.4 47.4
60 4K Write 111 152
27.6 4K Mixed 54.5 68.7
188% 68.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
412 DQ Read 913 1,078
231 DQ Write 733 1,078
262 DQ Mixed 803 1,077
606% 816 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
390GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 834 727 707 712 721 710 MB/s
Read 784
Write 765
Mixed 697
SusWrite 735
168% 745 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 67.2
233% 86.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,078
DQ Write 852
DQ Mixed 988
733% 973 MB/s
354GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 711 540 501 483 465 481 MB/s
Read 1,146
Write 1,244
Mixed 1,198
SusWrite 530
232% 1,029 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 45.2
183% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,080
DQ Write 1,112
DQ Mixed 1,076
815% 1,089 MB/s
300GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 863 776 752 746 660 536 MB/s
Read 716
Write 1,191
Mixed 826
SusWrite 722
196% 864 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 38
166% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 704
DQ Write 642
DQ Mixed 710
522% 685 MB/s
438GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 520 528 507 521 520 MB/s
Read 619
Write 517
Mixed 525
SusWrite 506
122% 542 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 58.2
4K Mixed 43.4
132% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 534
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 441
324% 430 MB/s
450GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 326 316 313 313 312 MB/s
Read 324
Write 310
Mixed 313
SusWrite 321
72% 317 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 61.3
207% 74.2 MB/s
DQ Read 421
DQ Write 393
DQ Mixed 641
417% 485 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,475,286 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB Builds (Compare 10,711 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

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