Average Bench: 145% (148th of 1058)

Based on 2,729 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1202

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1202 256GB averaged 45.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1202 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 585MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 592MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1202 256GB is 104%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1202 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 338MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 702MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,729 samples)
Min Avg Max
377 Read 937 1,201
304 Write 892 1,198
322 Mixed 702 1,012
202 SusWrite 338 440
161% 717 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21 4K Read 37.6 48
48.4 4K Write 117 174
30.2 4K Mixed 55.1 71.8
190% 70 MB/s
Min Avg Max
374 DQ Read 690 855
184 DQ Write 592 1,011
247 DQ Mixed 585 733
454% 622 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20200000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 389 353 282 274 269 264 MB/s
Read 1,112
Write 852
Mixed 729
SusWrite 305
167% 750 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 65.2
222% 81.3 MB/s
DQ Read 856
DQ Write 869
DQ Mixed 724
582% 816 MB/s
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20200000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 283 285 283 276 236 MB/s
Read 1,133
Write 1,170
Mixed 1,087
SusWrite 293
207% 921 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 62.9
214% 77.4 MB/s
DQ Read 733
DQ Write 569
DQ Mixed 643
483% 648 MB/s
148GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20200000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 520 403 409 420 386 345 MB/s
Read 722
Write 551
Mixed 538
SusWrite 414
124% 556 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 64
219% 79.4 MB/s
DQ Read 821
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 70.9
178% 391 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,074,796 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1202 256GB Builds (Compare 1,834 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Asus TUF Gaming FA506II_FA506II

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