Average Bench: 157% (138th of 1058)

Based on 122,571 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDPEKNW512G8, NVMe INTEL SSDPEKNW51

Outstanding average bench

The Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 57.0% 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 225MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 590MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 114%. 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 313MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 325MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 122,571 samples)
Min Avg Max
741 Read 1,259 1,404
500 Write 836 934
419 Mixed 768 876
82.1 SusWrite 313 852
176% 794 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.3 4K Read 52.5 60.4
34.1 4K Write 116 173
23.8 4K Mixed 60.5 77.8
219% 76.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
307 DQ Read 325 335
79.5 DQ Write 590 852
79.6 DQ Mixed 225 342
237% 380 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 004C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 88 57 50 59 56 MB/s
Read 4,155
Write 969
Mixed 4,765
SusWrite 118
554% 2,502 MB/s
4K Read 383
4K Write 339
4K Mixed 343
1,200% 355 MB/s
DQ Read 1,405
DQ Write 1,155
DQ Mixed 1118
881% 1226 MB/s
375GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 837 924 902 888 675 57 MB/s
Read 1,253
Write 931
Mixed 820
SusWrite 714
208% 929 MB/s
4K Read 49.9
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 62.6
213% 73.4 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 647
DQ Mixed 221
244% 400 MB/s
351GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 804 794 644 130 149 33 MB/s
Read 1,246
Write 797
Mixed 754
SusWrite 426
179% 806 MB/s
4K Read 50.9
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 63
220% 77.3 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 386
DQ Mixed 222
205% 312 MB/s
300GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 004C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 233 54 54 59 52 MB/s
Read 1,430
Write 919
Mixed 852
SusWrite 109
183% 827 MB/s
4K Read 56.6
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 65.3
236% 82.3 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 645
DQ Mixed 344
303% 441 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 237 14 7.5 104 54 MB/s
Read 1,368
Write 918
Mixed 862
SusWrite 91.5
179% 810 MB/s
4K Read 51.5
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 65.5
222% 76.9 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 732
DQ Mixed 221
253% 417 MB/s
303GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 390 53 73 58 56 57 MB/s
Read 1,345
Write 925
Mixed 854
SusWrite 114
179% 810 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 99
4K Mixed 57.1
198% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 726
DQ Mixed 220
256% 427 MB/s
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 004C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 858 552 61 103 146 107 MB/s
Read 1,346
Write 924
Mixed 863
SusWrite 305
191% 859 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 66.7
4K Mixed 40.6
135% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 850
DQ Mixed 342
332% 506 MB/s
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Typical 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 3,408 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Asus Zephyrus G GU502DU_GA502DU

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $68

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5 months ago.

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


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12 months ago.

Very slow after slc is used up


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