Average Bench: 162% (143rd of 1072)

Based on 2,080 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe SAMSUNG MZALQ512HBLU-00BL2

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme SAMSUNG MZALQ512HBLU-00BL2 512GB averaged 61.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvme SAMSUNG MZALQ512HBLU-00BL2 512GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 642MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 782MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme SAMSUNG MZALQ512HBLU-00BL2 512GB is 120%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Nvme SAMSUNG MZALQ512HBLU-00BL2 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 543MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 97.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,080 samples)
Min Avg Max
776 Read 1,173 1,549
502 Write 1,049 1,473
515 Mixed 995 1,377
296 SusWrite 543 847
211% 940 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23 4K Read 39.6 52.7
46.6 4K Write 97.3 162
28.2 4K Mixed 52.5 73.1
179% 63.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
368 DQ Read 782 1,037
158 DQ Write 401 995
259 DQ Mixed 642 1,031
463% 608 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
343GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L2QFXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1442 1493 1299 321 310 210 MB/s
Read 1,476
Write 1,441
Mixed 1,343
SusWrite 846
287% 1,276 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 72.3
251% 93.2 MB/s
DQ Read 953
DQ Write 791
DQ Mixed 834
635% 859 MB/s
345GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L2QFXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1391 1504 1355 332 187 159 MB/s
Read 1,458
Write 1,376
Mixed 1,266
SusWrite 821
276% 1,230 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 70.2
235% 84 MB/s
DQ Read 990
DQ Write 821
DQ Mixed 885
668% 898 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L2QFXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 792 597 81 56 148 144 MB/s
Read 1,208
Write 1,055
Mixed 1,018
SusWrite 303
200% 896 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 76.8
4K Mixed 50.3
169% 56.3 MB/s
DQ Read 543
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 450
319% 414 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 73,438,433 SSDs tested

Typical SAMSUNG MZALQ512HBLU-00BL2 512GB Builds (Compare 4,585 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop 76%
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 82K1


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