Average Bench: 63.5% (684th of 1011)

Based on 294 user benchmarks.  Model: APPLE SSD SM512E

Above average average bench

The Apple SM512E 500GB averaged 36.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 73.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 440MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM512E 500GB is 31.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Apple SM512E 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 88.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 35.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 294 samples)
Min Avg Max
354 Read 440 481
250 Write 361 427
211 Mixed 341 449
186 SusWrite 320 400
82.1% 366 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.32 4K Read 14.2 22.6
19.4 4K Write 35.3 67.1
6.22 4K Mixed 15.4 27.4
60.1% 21.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.86 DQ Read 170 269
20.7 DQ Write 88.1 109
6.2 DQ Mixed 73.3 152
69.3% 110 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
307GB free
Firmware: DXM02A0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 448 450 449 449 439 MB/s
Read 493
Write 443
Mixed 359
SusWrite 447
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 84.2
4K Mixed 44
151% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 134
120% 180 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM07A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 389 400 413 410 408 MB/s
Read 457
Write 394
Mixed 298
SusWrite 396
87% 386 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 27.4
102% 37.8 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 151
120% 173 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 253 340 342 352 364 359 MB/s
Read 456
Write 353
Mixed 268
SusWrite 335
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 66.4
4K Mixed 27.8
106% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 146
118% 172 MB/s
11GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 135 203 181 311 313 MB/s
Read 421
Write 40.8
Mixed 259
SusWrite 220
52% 235 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 56.8
4K Mixed 22.1
90% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 134
112% 167 MB/s
323GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 342 358 340 338 334 MB/s
Read 390
Write 370
Mixed 265
SusWrite 341
77% 342 MB/s
4K Read 14.1
4K Write 26.9
4K Mixed 15.3
55% 18.8 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 148
117% 167 MB/s
241GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM0AA1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 364 361 317 320 312 MB/s
Read 373
Write 319
Mixed 253
SusWrite 337
72% 320 MB/s
4K Read 8.7
4K Write 25
4K Mixed 12.1
42% 15.3 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 150
120% 172 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,526,541 SSDs tested.

Typical SM512E 500GB Builds (Compare 492 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Apple MacBookPro10,1

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