Average Bench: 179% (113th of 1058)

Based on 955 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-256G-1101

Outstanding average bench

The WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-256G-1101 256GB averaged 79.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-256G-1101 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 632MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 918MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-256G-1101 256GB is 98.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-256G-1101 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 470MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 41.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 955 samples)
Min Avg Max
685 Read 1,332 1,776
709 Write 1,456 2,031
532 Mixed 1,135 1,518
351 SusWrite 470 536
246% 1,098 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.9 4K Read 41.3 49.2
71.5 4K Write 122 151
30.2 4K Mixed 58.6 69.9
203% 74.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
542 DQ Read 918 1,072
321 DQ Write 641 892
273 DQ Mixed 632 896
512% 730 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11170001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 516 424 419 413 424 420 MB/s
Read 1,757
Write 1,752
Mixed 1,455
SusWrite 436
302% 1,350 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 61.5
210% 75.4 MB/s
DQ Read 662
DQ Write 545
DQ Mixed 599
449% 602 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11170001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 557 506 504 504 507 506 MB/s
Read 1,029
Write 956
Mixed 920
SusWrite 514
192% 855 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 63.7
210% 75.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,023
DQ Write 521
DQ Mixed 298
348% 614 MB/s
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11130001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 557 503 504 506 506 388 MB/s
Read 1,071
Write 957
Mixed 910
SusWrite 494
192% 858 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 78.2
4K Mixed 53.6
178% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,050
DQ Write 632
DQ Mixed 778
596% 820 MB/s
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11130001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 392 321 336 367 384 MB/s
Read 884
Write 429
Mixed 507
SusWrite 370
122% 548 MB/s
4K Read 11.3
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 8.5
31% 8.53 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,016,696 SSDs tested.

Typical PC SN730 SDBPNTY-256G-1101 256GB Builds (Compare 5,833 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

System: Lenovo 81Y6

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