Average Bench: 160% (116th of 1037)

Based on 85,070 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDPEKNW512G8, NVMe INTEL SSDPEKNW51

Outstanding average bench

The Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 60.1% 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 220MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 625MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 102%. 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 360MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 327MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 85,070 samples)
Min Avg Max
900 Read 1,248 1,384
630 Write 861 937
583 Mixed 793 877
85.9 SusWrite 360 863
181% 816 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.2 4K Read 49 59
62.7 4K Write 120 170
30.4 4K Mixed 61.5 77.1
217% 76.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
320 DQ Read 327 336
189 DQ Write 625 854
81.7 DQ Mixed 220 340
240% 391 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
449GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 800 876 875 885 887 890 MB/s
Read 1,367
Write 914
Mixed 870
SusWrite 869
225% 1,005 MB/s
4K Read 54.7
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 71.6
255% 92.7 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 846
DQ Mixed 220
273% 464 MB/s
406GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 600 873 927 928 808 704 MB/s
Read 1,324
Write 921
Mixed 842
SusWrite 807
218% 973 MB/s
4K Read 55.3
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 73.1
253% 90.6 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 848
DQ Mixed 219
273% 465 MB/s
75GB free
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 76 57 59 58 60 MB/s
Read 1,378
Write 907
Mixed 868
SusWrite 117
181% 818 MB/s
4K Read 56.7
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 74.6
262% 94.6 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 836
DQ Mixed 221
273% 464 MB/s
397GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 751 827 863 857 793 404 MB/s
Read 1,056
Write 911
Mixed 810
SusWrite 749
198% 881 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 94.9
4K Mixed 57.3
192% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 619
DQ Mixed 220
239% 389 MB/s
296GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 585 527 551 539 154 83 MB/s
Read 1,184
Write 889
Mixed 804
SusWrite 407
183% 821 MB/s
4K Read 52.8
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 68.9
238% 84.5 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 687
DQ Mixed 217
248% 411 MB/s
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 282 161 55 22 11 62 MB/s
Read 1,177
Write 814
Mixed 733
SusWrite 98.8
156% 706 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 55.8
4K Mixed 39.2
134% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 386
DQ Mixed 220
204% 312 MB/s
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Typical 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 1,992 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 63%
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Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Asus Zephyrus G GU502DU_GA502DU

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $64

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26 days ago.

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


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3 months ago.

Very slow after slc is used up


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