Average Bench: 161% (130th of 1059)

Based on 683 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1114

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1114 512GB averaged 61.0% 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 611MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 740MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1114 512GB is 89.6%. 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. Sustained Write Speed 583MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 91.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 683 samples)
Min Avg Max
772 Read 1,121 1,231
555 Write 1,000 1,235
503 Mixed 897 1,080
293 SusWrite 583 768
202% 900 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.2 4K Read 39.9 44.3
45.6 4K Write 91.9 124
27.5 4K Mixed 49.5 62.9
173% 60.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
401 DQ Read 740 998
191 DQ Write 503 801
236 DQ Mixed 611 880
459% 618 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: 20180000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 989 744 744 740 742 742 MB/s
Read 1,230
Write 1363
Mixed 1,123
SusWrite 783
253% 1,125 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 181
4K Mixed 75.4
267% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,083
DQ Write 1,093
DQ Mixed 1,051
800% 1,076 MB/s
412GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20180000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 829 768 732 747 747 739 MB/s
Read 1,127
Write 1,103
Mixed 976
SusWrite 760
223% 992 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 98.5
4K Mixed 55.2
184% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 857
DQ Write 596
DQ Mixed 717
538% 723 MB/s
415GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20180000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 844 733 740 745 744 740 MB/s
Read 1,226
Write 1,194
Mixed 1,046
SusWrite 758
237% 1,056 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 70.4
4K Mixed 47.9
153% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 410
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 386
281% 367 MB/s
420GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20180000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 855 724 727 744 743 744 MB/s
Read 1,186
Write 1,091
Mixed 989
SusWrite 756
226% 1,005 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 71.8
4K Mixed 45.6
149% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 422
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 342
259% 351 MB/s
390GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20180000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 790 728 727 738 743 743 MB/s
Read 1,043
Write 892
Mixed 848
SusWrite 744
198% 882 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 48.1
4K Mixed 32.9
108% 35.8 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 270
200% 267 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 59,024,878 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1114 512GB Builds (Compare 1,222 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk

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