Average Bench: 144% (131st of 1026)

Based on 228 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1001

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1001 256GB averaged 43.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1001 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 543MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 579MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1001 256GB is 88.7%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1001 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 406MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 35.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 228 samples)
Min Avg Max
570 Read 959 1,195
417 Write 822 1,190
432 Mixed 762 1,011
290 SusWrite 406 443
165% 737 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 4K Read 35.3 46.3
32.4 4K Write 106 160
21.3 4K Mixed 50.1 69.4
174% 63.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
238 DQ Read 629 850
84 DQ Write 579 940
82.3 DQ Mixed 543 731
424% 584 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20240001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 358 352 354 359 344 MB/s
Read 956
Write 906
Mixed 914
SusWrite 361
176% 784 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 67.5
4K Mixed 34.1
130% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 589
DQ Write 670
DQ Mixed 550
436% 603 MB/s
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20260001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 359 335 315 298 311 322 MB/s
Read 1,029
Write 797
Mixed 786
SusWrite 323
164% 734 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 73.2
4K Mixed 46.3
142% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 410
DQ Mixed 357
277% 377 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20260001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 296 323 305 295 277 MB/s
Read 812
Write 949
Mixed 876
SusWrite 316
166% 738 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 65.7
4K Mixed 40.4
138% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 415
DQ Write 449
DQ Mixed 413
316% 425 MB/s
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20240001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 376 423 421 425 385 MB/s
Read 906
Write 361
Mixed 473
SusWrite 405
119% 536 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 32.3
4K Mixed 35
113% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 47.7
DQ Mixed 101
99% 166 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,455,293 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G-1001 256GB Builds (Compare 17 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

System: Lenovo 11A5S02E0K

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