Average Bench: 170% (96th of 1016)

Based on 127 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1114
Poor: 118%Average: 170% Great: 201%

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Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1114 512GB averaged 70.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1114 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 645MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 768MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1114 512GB is 83.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1114 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 98.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 712MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 127 samples)
Min Avg Max
785 Read 1,091 1233
647 Write 1,016 1,224
593 Mixed 925 1,077
485 SusWrite 712 773
210% 936 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.5 4K Read 36.5 44.3
51.6 4K Write 98.1 128
24.2 4K Mixed 51.3 64.4
173% 61.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
412 DQ Read 768 976
239 DQ Write 569 826
173 DQ Mixed 645 886
488% 661 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
298GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20180000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 913 738 734 748 554 336 MB/s
Read 1,223
Write 1,167
Mixed 1,059
SusWrite 670
231% 1,030 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 60.4
206% 74.2 MB/s
DQ Read 852
DQ Write 728
DQ Mixed 796
595% 792 MB/s
396GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20180000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 812 761 740 743 743 742 MB/s
Read 1143
Write 986
Mixed 955
SusWrite 757
216% 960 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 57.4
189% 69.1 MB/s
DQ Read 848
DQ Write 753
DQ Mixed 802
601% 801 MB/s
300GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20180000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 845 760 733 745 497 353 MB/s
Read 1,213
Write 1,095
Mixed 996
SusWrite 656
222% 990 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 57.5
190% 70.4 MB/s
DQ Read 864
DQ Write 725
DQ Mixed 796
596% 795 MB/s
437GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20180000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 794 715 723 735 735 733 MB/s
Read 1,153
Write 1,048
Mixed 888
SusWrite 739
215% 957 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 58.2
176% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 892
DQ Write 626
DQ Mixed 117
261% 545 MB/s
412GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20180000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 593 683 680 719 702 715 MB/s
Read 1,072
Write 1,038
Mixed 927
SusWrite 682
209% 930 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 52.4
176% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 876
DQ Write 601
DQ Mixed 736
550% 738 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20180000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 650 658 701 701 718 726 MB/s
Read 1,068
Write 1,056
Mixed 982
SusWrite 692
214% 950 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 84.4
4K Mixed 44.5
152% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 829
DQ Write 586
DQ Mixed 714
532% 710 MB/s
300GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20180000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 797 754 522 509 481 532 MB/s
Read 921
Write 879
Mixed 811
SusWrite 599
180% 802 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 64
4K Mixed 42.3
121% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 406
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 339
253% 340 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,680,567 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1114 512GB Builds (Compare 661 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
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