Average Bench: 157% (110th of 1016)

Based on 725 user benchmarks.  Model: APPLE SSD SM0512G

Outstanding average bench

The Apple SM0512G PCIe 500GB averaged 57.0% 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 467MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,218MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM0512G PCIe 500GB is 98.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Apple SM0512G PCIe 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 80.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 725 samples)
Min Avg Max
794 Read 1,218 1,441
477 Write 952 1,436
534 Mixed 749 892
346 SusWrite 837 1,433
210% 939 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.8 4K Read 24.8 38.1
37 4K Write 80.9 132
20.9 4K Mixed 33.4 52.2
123% 46.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
194 DQ Read 546 632
189 DQ Write 328 415
213 DQ Mixed 467 579
340% 447 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW1SA0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1399 1443 1246 1159 1130 1109 MB/s
Read 1,217
Write 1,339
Mixed 837
SusWrite 1,248
262% 1160 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 39.3
4K Mixed 21.9
83% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 619
DQ Write 414
DQ Mixed 581
416% 538 MB/s
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW1SA0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 916 913 888 931 1045 1054 MB/s
Read 1,085
Write 880
Mixed 658
SusWrite 958
201% 895 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 79.8
4K Mixed 45.6
152% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 490
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 406
303% 406 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXZ13A0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1050 999 988 982 986 1046 MB/s
Read 1,001
Write 917
Mixed 717
SusWrite 1,008
205% 911 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 85
4K Mixed 24.2
104% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 592
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 534
382% 495 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,624,497 SSDs tested.

Typical SM0512G PCIe 500GB Builds (Compare 506 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 18%
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

System: Apple MacBookPro11,5


Popular SM0512G PCIe 500GB systems:

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