Average Bench: 166% (122nd of 1058)

Based on 7,409 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1032

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1032 512GB averaged 66.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1032 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 797MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 925MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1032 512GB is 83.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1032 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 540MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 111MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,409 samples)
Min Avg Max
640 Read 967 1,197
567 Write 942 1,210
534 Mixed 833 1,042
251 SusWrite 540 775
184% 820 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.2 4K Read 38.9 46
58.1 4K Write 111 144
33.9 4K Mixed 55.6 66.4
189% 68.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
471 DQ Read 925 1,081
162 DQ Write 684 1,000
226 DQ Mixed 797 1,073
598% 802 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
365GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 826 738 753 724 735 745 MB/s
Read 1,164
Write 1,106
Mixed 896
SusWrite 754
220% 980 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 63.9
218% 79.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,064
DQ Write 1,005
DQ Mixed 1,068
792% 1,046 MB/s
365GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 877 734 758 743 745 747 MB/s
Read 1,025
Write 997
Mixed 847
SusWrite 767
205% 909 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 65.3
223% 81.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,080
DQ Write 1,024
DQ Mixed 1,081
804% 1,062 MB/s
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 886 761 722 731 730 732 MB/s
Read 966
Write 868
Mixed 809
SusWrite 760
191% 851 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 62.3
204% 75.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1071
DQ Write 904
DQ Mixed 1028
759% 1,001 MB/s
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 645 434 399 362 343 344 MB/s
Read 1,195
Write 1,128
Mixed 944
SusWrite 421
206% 922 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 61.7
207% 75.2 MB/s
DQ Read 959
DQ Write 718
DQ Mixed 806
611% 827 MB/s
356GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 513 483 479 481 498 MB/s
Read 793
Write 763
Mixed 584
SusWrite 481
147% 655 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 55.2
172% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 953
DQ Write 629
DQ Mixed 532
467% 704 MB/s
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Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1032 512GB Builds (Compare 2,898 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: MSI MS-16R3

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