Average Bench: 89.7% (319th of 1058)

Based on 38 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SA530 SDASN8Y256G

Very good average bench

The WDC PC SA530 SDASN8Y256G 256GB averaged just 10.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SA530 SDASN8Y256G 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 227MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 42.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SA530 SDASN8Y256G 256GB is 44.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SA530 SDASN8Y256G 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 207MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 264MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 38 samples)
Min Avg Max
207 Read 407 509
224 Write 331 486
91.7 Mixed 264 354
106 SusWrite 207 233
67.6% 302 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.2 4K Read 32.9 42.8
24.6 4K Write 85.7 120
12.4 4K Mixed 42.1 55
149% 53.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
110 DQ Read 368 390
217 DQ Write 293 327
18.9 DQ Mixed 227 269
198% 296 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40103000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 230 220 216 217 218 221 MB/s
Read 496
Write 468
Mixed 272
SusWrite 220
81% 364 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 91.1
4K Mixed 51.5
177% 61.3 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 237
206% 306 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40103000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 217 218 221 167 215 MB/s
Read 503
Write 451
Mixed 308
SusWrite 212
82% 368 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 85.7
4K Mixed 40.6
159% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 260
211% 301 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40103000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 209 215 218 215 222 MB/s
Read 451
Write 252
Mixed 256
SusWrite 216
65% 294 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 87.3
4K Mixed 47.3
160% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 238
198% 289 MB/s
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40103000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 226 156 193 201 212 217 MB/s
Read 481
Write 302
Mixed 192
SusWrite 201
65% 294 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 85.6
4K Mixed 35.8
149% 53.1 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 251
211% 308 MB/s
215GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40103000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 128 84 110 115 186 MB/s
Read 341
Write 259
Mixed 237
SusWrite 122
54% 240 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 68.1
4K Mixed 31.2
113% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 209
180% 268 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,340,099 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SA530 SDASN8Y256G 256GB Builds (Compare 18 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

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