Average Bench: 73.9% (555th of 1037)

Based on 853 user benchmarks.  Model: P3-512

Good average bench

The P3-512 512GB averaged 26.0% 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 125MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.8MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the P3-512 512GB is 75.5%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the P3-512 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 255MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 175MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 853 samples)
Min Avg Max
275 Read 420 497
80.8 Write 338 479
17 Mixed 293 419
30.5 SusWrite 255 459
73.2% 327 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.1 4K Read 27.8 42.5
6.6 4K Write 62.9 110
0.4 4K Mixed 26.9 47.9
110% 39.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.2 DQ Read 175 301
15.1 DQ Write 220 336
0.7 DQ Mixed 125 299
114% 173 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T200522a
SusWrite @10s intervals: 452 421 415 406 407 410 MB/s
Read 446
Write 422
Mixed 411
SusWrite 419
96% 425 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 71.7
4K Mixed 42.2
140% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 305
220% 283 MB/s
296GB free
Firmware: T170810d
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 449 457 469 468 412 MB/s
Read 439
Write 454
Mixed 377
SusWrite 446
97% 429 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 81.6
4K Mixed 31
128% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 145
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 128
125% 193 MB/s
221GB free
Firmware: T170810a
SusWrite @10s intervals: 377 471 470 398 363 364 MB/s
Read 487
Write 473
Mixed 384
SusWrite 407
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 72.1
4K Mixed 24.1
114% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 114
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 112
111% 173 MB/s
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T180731
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 107 106 107 109 108 MB/s
Read 461
Write 489
Mixed 398
SusWrite 111
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 78.1
4K Mixed 41.1
141% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 308
218% 276 MB/s
335GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 8B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 122 4.9 4.9 6.8 6.6 MB/s
Read 384
Write 313
Mixed 287
SusWrite 68.5
59% 263 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 32.1
142% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 153
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 51.1
93% 177 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,586,626 SSDs tested.

Typical P3-512 512GB Builds (Compare 1,728 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: To Intel X79

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $170

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