Average Bench: 161% (117th of 1040)

Based on 912 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 472MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,222MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM0512G PCIe 500GB is 135%. 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 28MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 81.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 912 samples)
Min Avg Max
713 Read 1,222 1,532
431 Write 947 1,471
512 Mixed 744 953
343 SusWrite 851 1,472
211% 941 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.8 4K Read 28 44.8
35.1 4K Write 81.4 141
20.4 4K Mixed 35.3 60.9
131% 48.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
226 DQ Read 558 633
169 DQ Write 328 415
195 DQ Mixed 472 578
344% 453 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
229GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW1SA0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 942 805 711 670 629 627 MB/s
Read 1,352
Write 1,081
Mixed 810
SusWrite 731
222% 993 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 90.3
4K Mixed 32.1
125% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 629
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 483
358% 480 MB/s
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW1SA0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 389 382 378 342 344 MB/s
Read 1,149
Write 537
Mixed 668
SusWrite 374
151% 682 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 80.5
4K Mixed 27.5
109% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 622
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 355
280% 401 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,681,375 SSDs tested.

Typical SM0512G PCIe 500GB Builds (Compare 156 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop 71%
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Apple MacBookPro11,5


Popular SM0512G PCIe 500GB systems:

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