Average Bench: 156% (98th of 1003)

Based on 800 user benchmarks.  Model: APPLE SSD SM0512G

Outstanding average bench

The Apple SM0512G PCIe 500GB averaged 56.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Apple SM0512G PCIe 500GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 268MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,405MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM0512G PCIe 500GB is 85.4%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Apple SM0512G PCIe 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 57.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 25.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 800 samples)
Min Avg Max
962 Read 1,405 1,838
527 Write 993 1,464
636 Mixed 991 1,576
393 SusWrite 853 1,434
237% 1,060 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15 4K Read 22.5 33.5
20.4 4K Write 57.8 117
8.89 4K Mixed 25.4 44.2
97.2% 35.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 DQ Read 342 631
22.6 DQ Write 257 412
8.89 DQ Mixed 268 570
209% 289 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW1SA0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1103 976 908 881 874 840 MB/s
Read 1,248
Write 1,126
Mixed 739
SusWrite 930
227% 1,011 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 21.9
114% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 620
DQ Write 373
DQ Mixed 560
400% 518 MB/s
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW1SA0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 487 335 353 293 263 217 MB/s
Read 1,276
Write 367
Mixed 589
SusWrite 325
140% 639 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 49.1
191% 73.4 MB/s
DQ Read 633
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 335
271% 395 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,225,808 SSDs tested.

Typical SM0512G PCIe 500GB Builds (Compare 429 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 20%
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

System: Apple MacBookPro11,5


Popular SM0512G PCIe 500GB systems:

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