Average Bench: 160% (114th of 1026)

Based on 838 user benchmarks.  Model: APPLE SSD SM0512G

Outstanding average bench

The Apple SM0512G PCIe 500GB averaged 60.5% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 469MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,231MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM0512G PCIe 500GB is 131%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Apple SM0512G PCIe 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 80.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 838 samples)
Min Avg Max
713 Read 1,231 1,527
424 Write 952 1,468
515 Mixed 746 934
355 SusWrite 856 1,456
212% 946 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.4 4K Read 28 43
34.8 4K Write 80.8 136
20 4K Mixed 34.4 57.2
129% 47.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
188 DQ Read 549 633
155 DQ Write 327 415
176 DQ Mixed 469 579
341% 448 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW1EA0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 783 757 738 918 822 791 MB/s
Read 1,332
Write 1,029
Mixed 811
SusWrite 802
222% 993 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 93
4K Mixed 39.7
148% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 600
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 428
333% 464 MB/s
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXZ53A0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 819 733 686 640 627 617 MB/s
Read 1,378
Write 947
Mixed 885
SusWrite 687
218% 974 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 40.4
4K Mixed 28.8
92% 30.6 MB/s
DQ Read 568
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 522
372% 479 MB/s
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW1PA0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 692 632 555 544 547 501 MB/s
Read 1,298
Write 685
Mixed 748
SusWrite 578
184% 828 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 39.6
4K Mixed 32.8
107% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 618
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 552
390% 502 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW1SA0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 665 491 451 440 422 659 MB/s
Read 1,197
Write 426
Mixed 703
SusWrite 521
158% 712 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 44.2
4K Mixed 28.6
91% 31.1 MB/s
DQ Read 631
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 502
362% 475 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,474,557 SSDs tested.

Typical SM0512G PCIe 500GB Builds (Compare 603 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

System: Apple MacBookPro11,5

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