Average Bench: 201% (84th of 1058)

Based on 500 user benchmarks.  Model: APPLE SSD SM0512L

Outstanding average bench

The Apple SM0512L 500GB averaged 100.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Apple SM0512L 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 626MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,063MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM0512L 500GB is 96.4%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Apple SM0512L 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 66.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 27.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 500 samples)
Min Avg Max
974 Read 1,436 1,837
904 Write 1,240 1,634
666 Mixed 812 996
798 SusWrite 1,254 1,538
266% 1,186 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.4 4K Read 25.1 31.8
14.2 4K Write 66.3 144
12.5 4K Mixed 27.7 39.4
109% 39.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
762 DQ Read 1,063 1,301
385 DQ Write 476 514
485 DQ Mixed 626 692
502% 722 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXS5EA0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1486 1500 1526 1524 1528 1518 MB/s
Read 1,745
Write 1,529
Mixed 1,060
SusWrite 1,514
328% 1,462 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 31.7
133% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 1,285
DQ Write 513
DQ Mixed 650
547% 816 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXS6AA0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1456 1487 1419 1383 1482 1372 MB/s
Read 1,510
Write 1,550
Mixed 928
SusWrite 1,433
305% 1,355 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 31.6
136% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 966
DQ Write 478
DQ Mixed 657
505% 700 MB/s
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXS6AA0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1457 1404 1452 1411 1370 1411 MB/s
Read 1,591
Write 1226
Mixed 702
SusWrite 1,417
276% 1,234 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 36.2
4K Mixed 28.7
93% 29.7 MB/s
DQ Read 991
DQ Write 488
DQ Mixed 615
490% 698 MB/s
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXS6AA0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1375 1395 1368 1319 1398 1325 MB/s
Read 1,519
Write 1,322
Mixed 817
SusWrite 1,363
282% 1,255 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 41.8
4K Mixed 39.1
106% 34.4 MB/s
DQ Read 770
DQ Write 463
DQ Mixed 620
461% 617 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXS5EA0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1511 1518 1529 1509 1507 1531 MB/s
Read 1,169
Write 1040
Mixed 805
SusWrite 1,518
256% 1,133 MB/s
4K Read 13
4K Write 47.7
4K Mixed 23
74% 27.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1040
DQ Write 514
DQ Mixed 654
518% 736 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,319,392 SSDs tested.

Typical SM0512L 500GB Builds (Compare 291 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: Apple MacBookPro14,3

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