Average Bench: 91.7% (297th of 1058)

Based on 4 user benchmarks.  Model: ST500LM030-1RK17D
Poor: 89%Average: 91.7% Great: 94%

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Excellent average bench

The ST500LM030-1RK17D 480GB averaged just 8.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the ST500LM030-1RK17D 480GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 294MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 339MB/s

Unknown consistency

There are too few samples to reasonably determine how consistently this SSD perfroms. This result should be interpreted with caution.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 384MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 349MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4 samples)
Min Avg Max
379 Read 384 394
338 Write 356 382
339 Mixed 349 366
339 SusWrite 351 363
81.1% 360 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.7 4K Read 28 31.8
58.3 4K Write 60.7 63.2
37.3 4K Mixed 38.8 40
124% 42.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
370 DQ Read 378 384
333 DQ Write 339 343
293 DQ Mixed 294 296
238% 337 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
385GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 354 361 355 351 351 MB/s
Read 380
Write 338
Mixed 341
SusWrite 350
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 61.8
4K Mixed 40
132% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 296
240% 340 MB/s
377GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 324 357 363 375 380 381 MB/s
Read 394
Write 382
Mixed 366
SusWrite 363
85% 376 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 59.6
4K Mixed 38
127% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 294
238% 336 MB/s
396GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 373 358 344 348 339 MB/s
Read 385
Write 356
Mixed 339
SusWrite 350
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 63.2
4K Mixed 40
119% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 294
240% 340 MB/s
334GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 309 342 338 345 352 MB/s
Read 379
Write 348
Mixed 349
SusWrite 339
80% 354 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 58.3
4K Mixed 37.3
118% 40.6 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 293
236% 332 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,318,278 SSDs tested.

Typical ST500LM030-1RK17D 480GB Builds (Compare 304 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Asus VivoBook 15_ASUS Laptop X540MA_X540MA

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