Average Bench: 62.9% (679th of 1003)

Based on 268 user benchmarks.  Model: APPLE SSD SM512E

Above average average bench

The Apple SM512E 500GB averaged 37.0% 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 68.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 444MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM512E 500GB is 31%. 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 86MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 34.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 268 samples)
Min Avg Max
359 Read 444 481
254 Write 363 427
215 Mixed 348 449
180 SusWrite 316 398
82.6% 368 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.35 4K Read 13.9 22.2
18.7 4K Write 34.2 65.8
6.2 4K Mixed 14.8 26.2
58.3% 21 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.84 DQ Read 162 268
20.7 DQ Write 86 108
6.11 DQ Mixed 68.2 152
65.6% 105 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
391GB free
Firmware: CXM07A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 407 409 408 407 405 MB/s
Read 468
Write 299
Mixed 311
SusWrite 408
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 66.2
4K Mixed 27.8
105% 38.9 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 152
122% 176 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM0AA1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 334 326 348 359 344 349 MB/s
Read 417
Write 336
Mixed 250
SusWrite 344
76% 337 MB/s
4K Read 13.3
4K Write 48.4
4K Mixed 15.3
65% 25.7 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 100
DQ Mixed 144
115% 166 MB/s
305GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 343 359 373 364 365 361 MB/s
Read 420
Write 358
Mixed 275
SusWrite 361
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 13.1
4K Write 25
4K Mixed 15.8
53% 18 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 149
118% 169 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM0AA1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 364 365 356 362 280 MB/s
Read 388
Write 354
Mixed 263
SusWrite 350
76% 339 MB/s
4K Read 12.6
4K Write 35.1
4K Mixed 16.2
58% 21.3 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 148
117% 168 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,813,363 SSDs tested.

Typical SM512E 500GB Builds (Compare 439 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

System: Apple MacBookPro10,1

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