Average Bench: 198% (101st of 1071)

Based on 575 user benchmarks.  Model: APPLE SSD SM0512L

Outstanding average bench

The Apple SM0512L 500GB averaged 97.6% 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 618MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,037MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM0512L 500GB is 95.5%. 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 64.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 27.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 575 samples)
Min Avg Max
964 Read 1,413 1,851
900 Write 1,221 1,565
667 Mixed 806 988
807 SusWrite 1,237 1,537
262% 1,169 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11 4K Read 24.5 31.3
13.6 4K Write 64.9 143
12.3 4K Mixed 27.2 39.2
106% 38.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
591 DQ Read 1,037 1,297
351 DQ Write 473 514
392 DQ Mixed 618 694
495% 709 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
288GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXS5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1378 1320 1247 1294 1257 1348 MB/s
Read 1,887
Write 1,632
Mixed 879
SusWrite 1,308
319% 1,426 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 90.2
4K Mixed 34.4
135% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 759
DQ Write 468
DQ Mixed 637
468% 622 MB/s
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXS7LA0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1390 1390 1353 1364 1321 1269 MB/s
Read 1,597
Write 1,459
Mixed 890
SusWrite 1348
297% 1,324 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 48
4K Mixed 35.2
113% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 921
DQ Write 475
DQ Mixed 664
502% 687 MB/s
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXS5EA0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 403 329 393 491 359 361 MB/s
Read 489
Write 526
Mixed 353
SusWrite 389
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 6.8
4K Write 11.4
4K Mixed 8.1
27% 8.77 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 169
120% 154 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 63,159,758 SSDs tested.

Typical SM0512L 500GB Builds (Compare 125 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: Apple MacBookPro14,3

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