Average Bench: 184% (107th of 1058)

Based on 2,012 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-256G-1001

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-256G-1001 256GB averaged 84.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-256G-1001 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 605MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,443MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-256G-1001 256GB is 107%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-256G-1001 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 470MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 42.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,012 samples)
Min Avg Max
742 Read 1,436 1,766
646 Write 1,443 2,069
498 Mixed 1,160 1,536
349 SusWrite 470 535
253% 1,127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.6 4K Read 42.9 51.2
65.5 4K Write 129 183
34 4K Mixed 60.8 75.6
211% 77.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
354 DQ Read 844 1,067
197 DQ Write 629 1,109
195 DQ Mixed 605 897
488% 693 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
176GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11130101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 548 500 501 501 499 502 MB/s
Read 1,736
Write 1,827
Mixed 1,483
SusWrite 508
311% 1,389 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 71.9
250% 93.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1072
DQ Write 830
DQ Mixed 457
476% 786 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11130101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 534 502 503 504 503 505 MB/s
Read 1,752
Write 1,996
Mixed 1,444
SusWrite 508
320% 1,425 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 69.6
242% 89.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,018
DQ Write 742
DQ Mixed 463
459% 741 MB/s
144GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11170101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 555 385 410 408 400 393 MB/s
Read 1,772
Write 2077
Mixed 1,526
SusWrite 425
325% 1,450 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 67.7
227% 81.3 MB/s
DQ Read 889
DQ Write 624
DQ Mixed 765
569% 759 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11110101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 478 428 316 338 339 339 MB/s
Read 1,664
Write 1,809
Mixed 1,552
SusWrite 373
303% 1,350 MB/s
4K Read 50.2
4K Write 68
4K Mixed 58.5
187% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1045
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 219
253% 463 MB/s
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11170101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 391 392 386 395 387 MB/s
Read 1589
Write 1,984
Mixed 1492
SusWrite 390
306% 1,364 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 48.9
182% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 702
DQ Write 376
DQ Mixed 394
332% 490 MB/s
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11130101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 390 405 406 412 433 418 MB/s
Read 1,370
Write 1,546
Mixed 1,231
SusWrite 411
256% 1,139 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 80.1
4K Mixed 49
164% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 256
191% 255 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11170101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 359 376 311 357 355 MB/s
Read 612
Write 550
Mixed 355
SusWrite 343
104% 465 MB/s
4K Read 16
4K Write 35.3
4K Mixed 25.7
76% 25.7 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 156
153% 242 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,052,602 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN730 SDBQNTY-256G-1001 256GB Builds (Compare 125 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

System: Lenovo 90NC00JBUS

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $390

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