Average Bench: 179% (87th of 1012)

Based on 2,037 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1032

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1032 512GB averaged 79.5% 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 908MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 827MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1032 512GB is 67.1%. 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 702MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 39.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,037 samples)
Min Avg Max
600 Read 906 1,187
597 Write 938 1,188
545 Mixed 812 1,015
500 SusWrite 702 777
189% 840 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 4K Read 39.2 46.8
69.2 4K Write 118 155
27.9 4K Mixed 57.1 69.1
195% 71.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
397 DQ Read 974 1,082
310 DQ Write 827 1,068
363 DQ Mixed 908 1,086
678% 903 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
405GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 764 707 701 711 619 605 MB/s
Read 673
Write 689
Mixed 587
SusWrite 684
149% 659 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 173
4K Mixed 72.2
257% 97.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,076
DQ Write 784
DQ Mixed 957
708% 939 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 853 766 742 649 633 552 MB/s
Read 1052
Write 996
Mixed 808
SusWrite 699
200% 889 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 59.6
204% 73.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,076
DQ Write 761
DQ Mixed 917
685% 918 MB/s
448GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 832 662 687 590 454 470 MB/s
Read 486
Write 472
Mixed 442
SusWrite 616
114% 504 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 67.6
237% 88.7 MB/s
DQ Read 984
DQ Write 742
DQ Mixed 859
643% 861 MB/s
389GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 820 669 675 702 721 724 MB/s
Read 787
Write 687
Mixed 417
SusWrite 719
146% 652 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 44.9
149% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 771
DQ Write 483
DQ Mixed 606
457% 620 MB/s
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 849 705 530 497 500 501 MB/s
Read 1,171
Write 1,134
Mixed 978
SusWrite 597
218% 970 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 65.5
4K Mixed 46.6
132% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 500
DQ Write 390
DQ Mixed 385
304% 425 MB/s
389GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 647 706 703 720 727 728 MB/s
Read 776
Write 711
Mixed 670
SusWrite 705
161% 715 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 52.5
180% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 37.2
DQ Write 555
DQ Mixed 635
391% 409 MB/s
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Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1032 512GB Builds (Compare 752 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI MS-16R3

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