Average Bench: 182% (110th of 1058)

Based on 426 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe PCIe SSD

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme PCIe SSD 512GB averaged 81.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvme PCIe SSD 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 856MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 872MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme PCIe SSD 512GB is 130%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Nvme PCIe SSD 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 587MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 39.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 426 samples)
Min Avg Max
444 Read 1,076 1,537
471 Write 1,511 2,292
360 Mixed 1,060 1,521
319 SusWrite 587 797
239% 1,058 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.5 4K Read 39.8 52.6
56.1 4K Write 137 208
27.7 4K Mixed 58.8 83.3
208% 78.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
390 DQ Read 863 1,368
213 DQ Write 872 1,499
338 DQ Mixed 856 1,304
646% 864 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
409GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM22.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 647 491 475 492 490 479 MB/s
Read 1,260
Write 2,216
Mixed 1,464
SusWrite 512
308% 1,363 MB/s
4K Read 54.2
4K Write 196
4K Mixed 81.1
290% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 732
DQ Write 1,177
DQ Mixed 1,023
756% 977 MB/s
337GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM22.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 888 523 538 508 509 544 MB/s
Read 1,236
Write 2,031
Mixed 1,358
SusWrite 585
295% 1,303 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 62
205% 74.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,046
DQ Write 738
DQ Mixed 904
672% 896 MB/s
161GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EDFM60.0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1291 323 327 331 332 331 MB/s
Read 1,067
Write 1622
Mixed 1,261
SusWrite 489
251% 1,110 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 65.6
220% 78.8 MB/s
DQ Read 740
DQ Write 611
DQ Mixed 807
568% 719 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: EDFM20.0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1197 670 410 389 369 369 MB/s
Read 757
Write 1,214
Mixed 898
SusWrite 567
194% 859 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 61.6
218% 81.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,161
DQ Write 487
DQ Mixed 954
672% 867 MB/s
427GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM13.3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 257 602 571 563 654 716 MB/s
Read 544
Write 573
Mixed 537
SusWrite 560
125% 554 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 49.5
190% 74.6 MB/s
DQ Read 767
DQ Write 752
DQ Mixed 896
636% 805 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,241,167 SSDs tested.

Typical PCIe SSD 512GB Builds (Compare 5,100 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7B78)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $903

Popular PCIe SSD 512GB compatible motherboards:

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