Average Bench: 173% (103rd of 1026)

Based on 4,826 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1032

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1032 512GB averaged 73.0% 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 866MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 797MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1032 512GB is 82.3%. 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 604MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,826 samples)
Min Avg Max
655 Read 970 1,196
606 Write 957 1,193
542 Mixed 841 1,042
323 SusWrite 604 773
190% 843 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.8 4K Read 39.5 46.1
47.9 4K Write 112 149
24.9 4K Mixed 55.4 67.2
190% 69.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
343 DQ Read 935 1,081
246 DQ Write 797 1,098
290 DQ Mixed 866 1,082
649% 866 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
356GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 861 729 641 578 531 495 MB/s
Read 1,121
Write 1,155
Mixed 1,010
SusWrite 639
221% 981 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 59.6
207% 75.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1081
DQ Write 1,136
DQ Mixed 1,083
822% 1,100 MB/s
300GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 820 764 509 551 511 503 MB/s
Read 1,109
Write 1,062
Mixed 922
SusWrite 610
208% 926 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 61.3
205% 73.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,078
DQ Write 949
DQ Mixed 1,078
791% 1,035 MB/s
334GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 740 537 483 463 487 501 MB/s
Read 922
Write 1,096
Mixed 896
SusWrite 535
194% 862 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 61.7
207% 75.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,079
DQ Write 1,020
DQ Mixed 1,087
806% 1,062 MB/s
400GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 614 716 735 728 733 733 MB/s
Read 892
Write 800
Mixed 751
SusWrite 710
177% 788 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 97.8
4K Mixed 55.5
185% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,072
DQ Write 729
DQ Mixed 905
674% 902 MB/s
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 605 591 453 434 354 356 MB/s
Read 940
Write 1,051
Mixed 926
SusWrite 466
190% 846 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 58.8
198% 71.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,032
DQ Write 877
DQ Mixed 935
706% 948 MB/s
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 617 660 667 675 673 674 MB/s
Read 700
Write 674
Mixed 639
SusWrite 661
151% 669 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 60.3
198% 71.3 MB/s
DQ Read 842
DQ Write 759
DQ Mixed 1,039
714% 880 MB/s
375GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 595 478 474 423 355 368 MB/s
Read 851
Write 692
Mixed 652
SusWrite 449
148% 661 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 20.7
127% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1037
DQ Write 756
DQ Mixed 911
677% 902 MB/s
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Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1032 512GB Builds (Compare 2,093 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI MS-16R3

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