Average Bench: 162% (143rd of 1072)

Based on 1,474 user benchmarks.  Model: APPLE SSD SM0512G

Outstanding average bench

The Apple SM0512G PCIe 500GB averaged 61.8% 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 463MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,223MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM0512G PCIe 500GB is 115%. 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 79.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,474 samples)
Min Avg Max
708 Read 1,223 1,494
452 Write 934 1,455
506 Mixed 722 913
356 SusWrite 850 1,461
209% 932 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.8 4K Read 32.9 43.9
35.2 4K Write 79.1 127
20.6 4K Mixed 34.8 56.9
136% 48.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
299 DQ Read 559 632
176 DQ Write 330 436
223 DQ Mixed 463 576
340% 451 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
351GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW8SA0Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 968 1004 1017 1044 1061 1032 MB/s
Read 1,326
Write 1,078
Mixed 748
SusWrite 1021
234% 1,043 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 52.8
180% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 585
DQ Write 379
DQ Mixed 535
385% 500 MB/s
225GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXZ83A0Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1127 1023 991 979 973 962 MB/s
Read 1,269
Write 1,131
Mixed 836
SusWrite 1,009
238% 1,061 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 74.3
4K Mixed 47.5
156% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 451
DQ Write 391
DQ Mixed 438
324% 426 MB/s
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW8 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 959 968 961 911 914 921 MB/s
Read 1,088
Write 954
Mixed 733
SusWrite 939
209% 928 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 53.1
4K Mixed 37.8
123% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 158
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 154
115% 152 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,676,963 SSDs tested

Typical SM0512G PCIe 500GB Builds (Compare 275 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop 60%
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

System: Apple MacBookPro12,1


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