Average Bench: 155% (138th of 1058)

Based on 160,093 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDPEKNW512G8, NVMe INTEL SSDPEKNW51

Outstanding average bench

The Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 54.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 230MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 589MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 118%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 297MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 322MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 160,093 samples)
Min Avg Max
742 Read 1,255 1,414
555 Write 847 933
348 Mixed 771 877
86 SusWrite 297 834
176% 792 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.9 4K Read 49.3 60.7
27.3 4K Write 119 186
19.9 4K Mixed 60.4 79.3
215% 76.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
286 DQ Read 322 336
57.5 DQ Write 589 849
65.2 DQ Mixed 230 343
239% 381 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
309GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 004C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 908 271 366 411 143 74 MB/s
Read 1,416
Write 911
Mixed 878
SusWrite 362
198% 892 MB/s
4K Read 65.5
4K Write 247
4K Mixed 89.3
344% 134 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 843
DQ Mixed 338
329% 502 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 342 55 53 56 55 57 MB/s
Read 1374
Write 869
Mixed 848
SusWrite 103
177% 798 MB/s
4K Read 60.3
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 79.2
288% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 823
DQ Mixed 219
270% 458 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 004C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 95 58 57 55 56 MB/s
Read 1,412
Write 912
Mixed 862
SusWrite 121
183% 827 MB/s
4K Read 59.1
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 74.1
268% 96.8 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 829
DQ Mixed 346
331% 502 MB/s
144GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 272 125 57 20 10 MB/s
Read 1,342
Write 913
Mixed 847
SusWrite 92.9
177% 799 MB/s
4K Read 52.9
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 63.3
222% 77 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 532
DQ Mixed 86.2
163% 317 MB/s
357GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 157 54 71 53 53 MB/s
Read 1,206
Write 885
Mixed 828
SusWrite 103
168% 755 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 43.8
4K Mixed 37.6
126% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 221
195% 292 MB/s
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 004C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 122 14 7.1 72 55 MB/s
Read 1343
Write 924
Mixed 30.1
SusWrite 96
130% 598 MB/s
4K Read 50.5
4K Write 15.5
4K Mixed 19.6
110% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 14.7
DQ Mixed 30
57% 124 MB/s
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Typical 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 4,031 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Asus Zephyrus G GU502DU_GA502DU

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $56

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12 months ago.

Drive performs just fine for regular use. It is a bit slow on dealing with larger files (over 10GB)


Excellent

19 months ago.

Very slow after slc is used up


Excellent

2 months ago.

Works find on both laptop and desktop. Cheap, but have decent performance.1tb x 1tb can give you a top line experience.


Good

6 months ago.

Great budgetary nvme drive ; it has been a massive increase in speed compared to the hdd i was using . Would recommend getting a 1 tb version as with the size of recent games , that is what you'll be needing .


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