Average Bench: 167% (135th of 1072)

Based on 7,253 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1032

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1032 512GB averaged 67.1% 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 803MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 933MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1032 512GB is 97.3%. 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 535MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 113MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 7,253 samples)
Min Avg Max
604 Read 964 1,196
483 Write 928 1,208
471 Mixed 823 1,055
242 SusWrite 535 773
182% 813 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26 4K Read 41.1 46.6
54.2 4K Write 113 154
28.4 4K Mixed 56 68.6
194% 70 MB/s
Min Avg Max
482 DQ Read 933 1,081
234 DQ Write 698 1,028
285 DQ Mixed 803 1,073
604% 811 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 517 335 260 245 217 206 MB/s
Read 1,118
Write 1,101
Mixed 951
SusWrite 297
194% 867 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 55.9
192% 69.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,074
DQ Write 920
DQ Mixed 1,065
779% 1,019 MB/s
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 632 380 333 312 293 282 MB/s
Read 1,120
Write 1070
Mixed 948
SusWrite 372
197% 877 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 86.3
4K Mixed 51.6
169% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 772
DQ Write 559
DQ Mixed 660
494% 664 MB/s
292GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 651 461 433 424 451 423 MB/s
Read 1,055
Write 959
Mixed 821
SusWrite 474
185% 827 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 69.9
4K Mixed 45.8
150% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 730
DQ Write 427
DQ Mixed 572
428% 576 MB/s
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 619 256 260 259 246 258 MB/s
Read 1119
Write 1,102
Mixed 979
SusWrite 316
197% 879 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 78.9
4K Mixed 49.8
161% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 768
DQ Write 527
DQ Mixed 601
461% 632 MB/s
285GB free
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 527 557 560 563 563 565 MB/s
Read 646
Write 583
Mixed 595
SusWrite 556
134% 595 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 71.6
4K Mixed 45.1
146% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 426
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 379
281% 374 MB/s
7,253 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,175,936 SSDs tested

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1032 512GB Builds (Compare 1,943 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: MSI MS-16R3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER

Popular PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1032 512GB compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your SSD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute

Welcome to our PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best value for money upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchmark
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC
  • - See speed test results from other users
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2024 SSD Rankings

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

1072 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list

See how consistently different SSDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-13600K $269Nvidia RTX 4060 $295Crucial MX500 250GB $31
Intel Core i5-12400F $146Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $373Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i5-12600K $179Nvidia RTX 4070 $530Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $45SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $28Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $44SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $95G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $346SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
If you make a purchase via one of these links, our site may earn a commission
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback