Average Bench: 195% (73rd of 1016)

Based on 226 user benchmarks.  Model: APPLE SSD SM0512L

Outstanding average bench

The Apple SM0512L 500GB averaged 94.6% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 623MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,027MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM0512L 500GB is 95.3%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Apple SM0512L 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 27MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 65.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 226 samples)
Min Avg Max
955 Read 1,362 1,803
903 Write 1,205 1,564
664 Mixed 790 969
840 SusWrite 1,228 1,534
257% 1,146 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.8 4K Read 23.6 31.2
13.8 4K Write 65.7 151
12.1 4K Mixed 27 40.4
105% 38.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
696 DQ Read 1,027 1,302
419 DQ Write 479 513
555 DQ Mixed 623 685
497% 710 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXS5EA0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1488 1325 1256 1178 1122 1067 MB/s
Read 1,134
Write 1,398
Mixed 843
SusWrite 1,239
260% 1,154 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 51
4K Mixed 32.2
107% 36.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,090
DQ Write 492
DQ Mixed 669
528% 750 MB/s
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXS5EA0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1407 1467 1450 1094 1056 1029 MB/s
Read 1,163
Write 1,071
Mixed 719
SusWrite 1,250
237% 1,051 MB/s
4K Read 10.8
4K Write 46.8
4K Mixed 13.2
58% 23.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,226
DQ Write 488
DQ Mixed 618
520% 777 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,546,356 SSDs tested.

Typical SM0512L 500GB Builds (Compare 343 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 26%
Desktop 77%
Workstation 47%

System: Apple MacBookPro14,3


Popular SM0512L 500GB systems:

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