Average Bench: 173% (92nd of 1012)

Based on 89 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1114
Poor: 129%Average: 173% Great: 201%

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Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1114 512GB averaged 72.6% 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 663MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 774MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1114 512GB is 72.1%. 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 99.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 723MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 89 samples)
Min Avg Max
865 Read 1,102 1,234
700 Write 1,035 1,234
721 Mixed 937 1,078
548 SusWrite 723 775
213% 949 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.5 4K Read 37.2 44.3
60.3 4K Write 99.7 128
25.8 4K Mixed 51.7 64.3
176% 62.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
415 DQ Read 774 982
240 DQ Write 572 830
175 DQ Mixed 663 892
498% 670 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
447GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20180000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 694 727 744 742 697 723 MB/s
Read 1,214
Write 1,073
Mixed 989
SusWrite 721
224% 999 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 63.7
214% 77.2 MB/s
DQ Read 977
DQ Write 731
DQ Mixed 844
633% 850 MB/s
451GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20180000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 729 762 745 742 748 744 MB/s
Read 1,190
Write 1,063
Mixed 992
SusWrite 745
224% 997 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 61.5
209% 75.3 MB/s
DQ Read 976
DQ Write 709
DQ Mixed 832
624% 839 MB/s
392GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20180000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 763 758 739 740 735 737 MB/s
Read 1231
Write 1187
Mixed 1,046
SusWrite 745
236% 1,052 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 62.3
208% 74.9 MB/s
DQ Read 927
DQ Write 684
DQ Mixed 783
591% 798 MB/s
310GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20180000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 833 705 713 709 698 701 MB/s
Read 1,011
Write 948
Mixed 896
SusWrite 727
201% 896 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 73
4K Mixed 51.2
146% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 784
DQ Write 576
DQ Mixed 708
522% 689 MB/s
290GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20180000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 804 716 670 723 734 723 MB/s
Read 1,095
Write 930
Mixed 904
SusWrite 728
205% 914 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 65.2
4K Mixed 41.7
135% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 419
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 360
257% 333 MB/s
290GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20180000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 742 750 742 744 744 748 MB/s
Read 948
Write 832
Mixed 845
SusWrite 745
190% 843 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 64.5
4K Mixed 41.4
136% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 393
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 353
259% 341 MB/s
394GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20180000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 771 716 726 734 739 740 MB/s
Read 904
Write 854
Mixed 765
SusWrite 738
184% 815 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 70.8
4K Mixed 36.4
129% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 517
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 433
320% 426 MB/s
400GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20180000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 650 712 740 746 805 746 MB/s
Read 782
Write 495
Mixed 599
SusWrite 733
146% 652 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 48.1
4K Mixed 22.7
88% 31 MB/s
DQ Read 412
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 364
263% 343 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,943,684 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1114 512GB Builds (Compare 408 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

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