Average Bench: 169% (122nd of 1058)

Based on 18,698 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB averaged 68.8% 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 736MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 865MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB is 97.6%. 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 525MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 110MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,698 samples)
Min Avg Max
618 Read 1,056 1,220
306 Write 1,025 1,314
428 Mixed 956 1,196
237 SusWrite 525 770
200% 890 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.9 4K Read 48 47
53.4 4K Write 110 156
25.5 4K Mixed 53.9 68.8
200% 70.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
433 DQ Read 865 1,077
254 DQ Write 662 1,054
318 DQ Mixed 736 1,075
558% 754 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
323GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 44 44 44 45 MB/s
Read 4,306
Write 45.2
Mixed 90.2
SusWrite 43.1
233% 1,121 MB/s
4K Read 671
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 5.8
1,026% 227 MB/s
425GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 949 742 736 738 712 706 MB/s
Read 1,074
Write 1,045
Mixed 936
SusWrite 764
215% 955 MB/s
4K Read 50.3
4K Write 90.9
4K Mixed 61.1
203% 67.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,078
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 475
394% 592 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 313 340 275 266 267 MB/s
Read 1,125
Write 1,243
Mixed 1,165
SusWrite 320
216% 963 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 59.1
198% 71.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,077
DQ Write 942
DQ Mixed 1,038
770% 1,019 MB/s
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 703 738 735 716 715 714 MB/s
Read 738
Write 652
Mixed 566
SusWrite 720
151% 669 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 43.5
171% 69.3 MB/s
DQ Read 813
DQ Write 742
DQ Mixed 676
535% 744 MB/s
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 622 554 436 453 467 485 MB/s
Read 1,099
Write 1,180
Mixed 1,082
SusWrite 503
217% 966 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 96.8
4K Mixed 54.4
179% 63.1 MB/s
DQ Read 635
DQ Write 411
DQ Mixed 338
302% 461 MB/s
309GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 450 443 434 422 426 MB/s
Read 1,090
Write 1,110
Mixed 672
SusWrite 439
185% 828 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 84.7
4K Mixed 49.5
164% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 624
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 435
336% 465 MB/s
144GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 275 303 297 285 296 MB/s
Read 946
Write 239
Mixed 418
SusWrite 279
103% 470 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 47.4
163% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1041
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 304
309% 525 MB/s
278GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 666 497 638 701 654 541 MB/s
Read 625
Write 786
Mixed 714
SusWrite 616
155% 685 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 57.8
4K Mixed 23.7
96% 34.8 MB/s
DQ Read 160
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 89.5
82% 127 MB/s
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Gaming 8%
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Desktop
Desktop 70%
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Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

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