Average Bench: 151% (112th of 1012)

Based on 552 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1032

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1032 256GB averaged 50.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1032 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 643MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 767MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1032 256GB is 74.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1032 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 410MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 730MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 552 samples)
Min Avg Max
614 Read 859 1,153
575 Write 851 1,132
488 Mixed 730 954
298 SusWrite 410 451
160% 713 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.4 4K Read 37.5 46.4
51.4 4K Write 111 146
24.1 4K Mixed 53.8 66.9
185% 67.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
307 DQ Read 765 861
240 DQ Write 767 1,037
272 DQ Mixed 643 734
517% 725 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 397 415 413 414 408 MB/s
Read 908
Write 933
Mixed 832
SusWrite 414
173% 772 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 58.3
198% 71.8 MB/s
DQ Read 834
DQ Write 860
DQ Mixed 734
583% 809 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 409 410 410 411 411 MB/s
Read 908
Write 1,087
Mixed 796
SusWrite 411
180% 800 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 57.4
199% 72.9 MB/s
DQ Read 845
DQ Write 625
DQ Mixed 392
386% 621 MB/s
161GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 426 418 420 421 421 MB/s
Read 640
Write 613
Mixed 615
SusWrite 427
129% 574 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 64.2
218% 78.8 MB/s
DQ Read 840
DQ Write 760
DQ Mixed 731
567% 777 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 375 227 234 231 232 MB/s
Read 1089
Write 1031
Mixed 907
SusWrite 266
184% 823 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 52.3
177% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 853
DQ Write 826
DQ Mixed 573
503% 751 MB/s
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 331 345 333 331 321 MB/s
Read 836
Write 1,117
Mixed 612
SusWrite 344
164% 727 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 52.7
176% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 856
DQ Write 812
DQ Mixed 718
571% 796 MB/s
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 335 289 316 259 265 275 MB/s
Read 699
Write 701
Mixed 610
SusWrite 290
129% 575 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 72.3
4K Mixed 39.5
129% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 426
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 58.2
124% 257 MB/s
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 433 401 381 390 412 MB/s
Read 673
Write 679
Mixed 623
SusWrite 410
134% 596 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 36.7
4K Mixed 21.2
82% 27.1 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 253
187% 250 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,944,221 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1032 256GB Builds (Compare 1,180 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI MS-16P7

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