Average Bench: 219% (82nd of 1072)

Based on 69 user benchmarks.  Model: PCS M.2 NVME SSD 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The PCS M.2 NVME SSD 512GB averaged 118.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the PCS M.2 NVME SSD 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 559MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 824MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PCS M.2 NVME SSD 512GB is 158%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the PCS M.2 NVME SSD 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 37.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 48.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 69 samples)
Min Avg Max
974 Read 1,600 2,253
626 Write 1,416 2,407
688 Mixed 1,095 1,792
306 SusWrite 958 1,486
284% 1,267 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.4 4K Read 48.5 65.8
62.2 4K Write 143 230
19.1 4K Mixed 37.4 87.5
197% 76.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
748 DQ Read 900 939
307 DQ Write 824 1,276
377 DQ Mixed 559 935
502% 761 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
425GB free (System drive)
Firmware: H220902a Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1235 1228 1257 1214 616 594 MB/s
Read 1,198
Write 1,135
Mixed 1,078
SusWrite 1,024
250% 1,108 MB/s
4K Read 56.2
4K Write 175
4K Mixed 73.3
272% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 922
DQ Write 990
DQ Mixed 629
564% 847 MB/s
441GB free (System drive)
Firmware: U0520A0L Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1321 1316 1321 1332 1330 1330 MB/s
Read 1,650
Write 1,314
Mixed 951
SusWrite 1,325
294% 1,310 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 21.7
146% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 629
DQ Write 857
DQ Mixed 378
387% 621 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: H220902a Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1147 940 490 610 599 324 MB/s
Read 1,359
Write 1,276
Mixed 1,234
SusWrite 685
256% 1,139 MB/s
4K Read 52.2
4K Write 97.6
4K Mixed 64.1
213% 71.3 MB/s
DQ Read 909
DQ Write 752
DQ Mixed 706
563% 789 MB/s
227GB free (System drive)
Firmware: H220902a Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 896 736 517 593 455 342 MB/s
Read 1,214
Write 1,196
Mixed 1,068
SusWrite 590
228% 1,017 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 86.2
4K Mixed 57.4
187% 62.9 MB/s
DQ Read 856
DQ Write 529
DQ Mixed 648
495% 678 MB/s
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T1102A0L Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 731 442 225 357 426 515 MB/s
Read 1,411
Write 1,417
Mixed 941
SusWrite 449
236% 1,054 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 24.3
162% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 683
DQ Write 792
DQ Mixed 453
420% 643 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,598,887 SSDs tested

Typical M.2 NVME SSD 512GB Builds (Compare 226 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 145%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 144%
UFO

System: Pcspecialist Vortex ST-S

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $600

Popular M.2 NVME SSD 512GB systems:

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