Average Bench: 167% (121st of 1058)

Based on 14,574 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB averaged 67.3% 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 719MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 855MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB is 97.4%. 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 592MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 107MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,574 samples)
Min Avg Max
615 Read 999 1214
383 Write 1,057 1,325
507 Mixed 981 1,204
303 SusWrite 592 777
204% 907 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.8 4K Read 39 47.1
55.7 4K Write 107 158
32.1 4K Mixed 54.8 68.3
186% 67 MB/s
Min Avg Max
418 DQ Read 855 1,077
205 DQ Write 658 1,117
223 DQ Mixed 719 1,078
548% 744 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
394GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 638 344 377 378 437 390 MB/s
Read 1120
Write 1,132
Mixed 1,131
SusWrite 427
214% 953 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 62.2
210% 75.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,077
DQ Write 866
DQ Mixed 1,047
763% 997 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 642 466 578 562 527 497 MB/s
Read 1,110
Write 1,255
Mixed 1,190
SusWrite 545
231% 1,025 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 58.4
194% 69.1 MB/s
DQ Read 933
DQ Write 630
DQ Mixed 743
565% 769 MB/s
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 517 340 371 338 323 327 MB/s
Read 1,096
Write 1,183
Mixed 1,122
SusWrite 369
212% 943 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 59.7
198% 71.4 MB/s
DQ Read 414
DQ Write 834
DQ Mixed 438
386% 562 MB/s
278GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 539 491 493 466 467 451 MB/s
Read 1,007
Write 1,236
Mixed 1,114
SusWrite 484
216% 960 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 87.2
4K Mixed 55.6
177% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 768
DQ Write 512
DQ Mixed 562
440% 614 MB/s
402GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 314 313 315 314 306 MB/s
Read 350
Write 314
Mixed 308
SusWrite 306
72% 319 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 43.3
4K Mixed 32.7
106% 34.4 MB/s
DQ Read 439
DQ Write 374
DQ Mixed 483
341% 432 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 43,080,794 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 512GB Builds (Compare 14,807 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

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