Average Bench: 159% (131st of 1058)

Based on 124,984 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDPEKNW512G8, NVMe INTEL SSDPEKNW51

Outstanding average bench

The Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 59.2% 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 224MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 624MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 108%. 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 340MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 328MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 124,984 samples)
Min Avg Max
827 Read 1,264 1,411
611 Write 850 937
488 Mixed 779 878
90.3 SusWrite 340 850
180% 808 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.4 4K Read 50.6 60.3
31.8 4K Write 117 175
26.5 4K Mixed 60.9 78.4
217% 76.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
320 DQ Read 328 336
111 DQ Write 624 853
78 DQ Mixed 224 342
242% 392 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
353GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 004C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 917 920 921 920 226 6.3 MB/s
Read 1,399
Write 911
Mixed 823
SusWrite 652
211% 946 MB/s
4K Read 57.6
4K Write 187
4K Mixed 81.5
291% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 837
DQ Mixed 339
329% 503 MB/s
379GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 004C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 803 849 844 849 793 572 MB/s
Read 1,344
Write 895
Mixed 831
SusWrite 785
215% 964 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 62.4
4K Mixed 40.2
137% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 837
DQ Mixed 339
328% 500 MB/s
291GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 852 56 91 258 7.5 6.1 MB/s
Read 1,343
Write 926
Mixed 867
SusWrite 212
186% 837 MB/s
4K Read 53.6
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 69.3
245% 88.1 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 757
DQ Mixed 221
260% 436 MB/s
132GB free
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 91 56 58 58 58 MB/s
Read 1,380
Write 925
Mixed 875
SusWrite 111
182% 823 MB/s
4K Read 53.9
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 68.5
238% 84 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 840
DQ Mixed 222
274% 466 MB/s
373GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 757 276 53 59 775 756 MB/s
Read 1,075
Write 764
Mixed 727
SusWrite 446
168% 753 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 54.2
198% 72.4 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 853
DQ Mixed 221
275% 467 MB/s
213GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 256 70 57 109 59 56 MB/s
Read 1,253
Write 855
Mixed 798
SusWrite 101
167% 752 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 64.2
227% 82.8 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 851
DQ Mixed 220
274% 468 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 69 52 71 57 56 MB/s
Read 1,131
Write 867
Mixed 756
SusWrite 101
159% 714 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 69.9
4K Mixed 45.8
146% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 630
DQ Mixed 217
239% 392 MB/s
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Typical 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 3,155 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 15%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Asus Zephyrus G GU502DU_GA502DU

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $68

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3 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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10 months ago.

Very slow after slc is used up


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