Average Bench: 159% (131st of 1058)

Based on 7,606 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG MZALQ512HALU-000L2

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung MZALQ512HALU-000L2 512GB averaged 59.1% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung MZALQ512HALU-000L2 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 658MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 746MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung MZALQ512HALU-000L2 512GB is 118%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung MZALQ512HALU-000L2 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 447MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 108MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,606 samples)
Min Avg Max
706 Read 1,119 1,455
157 Write 861 1,347
196 Mixed 821 1,264
129 SusWrite 447 602
181% 812 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 4K Read 39.7 52.5
53.1 4K Write 108 144
29.3 4K Mixed 54.2 72.8
187% 67.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
457 DQ Read 746 912
111 DQ Write 567 1,002
167 DQ Mixed 658 932
491% 657 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
392GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 941 1158 369 377 341 318 MB/s
Read 1,474
Write 1,125
Mixed 1,275
SusWrite 584
249% 1,114 MB/s
4K Read 54.2
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 77.3
264% 95.6 MB/s
DQ Read 906
DQ Write 998
DQ Mixed 924
703% 942 MB/s
392GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1249 921 337 326 352 344 MB/s
Read 1,422
Write 1,341
Mixed 1,256
SusWrite 588
258% 1,152 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 69.2
236% 85.5 MB/s
DQ Read 909
DQ Write 1,012
DQ Mixed 927
707% 950 MB/s
305GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1360 497 258 263 235 225 MB/s
Read 1,471
Write 1343
Mixed 1,250
SusWrite 473
254% 1,134 MB/s
4K Read 49.4
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 70.3
239% 86.4 MB/s
DQ Read 912
DQ Write 1,012
DQ Mixed 935
712% 953 MB/s
439GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 778 1071 492 348 359 350 MB/s
Read 1,065
Write 1,069
Mixed 930
SusWrite 566
204% 908 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 67
222% 78.8 MB/s
DQ Read 909
DQ Write 887
DQ Mixed 910
680% 902 MB/s
438GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 918 849 471 288 337 335 MB/s
Read 1,074
Write 993
Mixed 919
SusWrite 533
197% 880 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 97
4K Mixed 51.7
170% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 835
DQ Write 919
DQ Mixed 876
660% 876 MB/s
330GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 591 636 633 265 216 220 MB/s
Read 756
Write 631
Mixed 610
SusWrite 427
136% 606 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 70.7
4K Mixed 30.5
115% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 729
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 613
422% 534 MB/s
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 146 120 123 137 127 MB/s
Read 1,021
Write 174
Mixed 302
SusWrite 137
88% 408 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 77.7
4K Mixed 40.6
138% 49.3 MB/s
DQ Read 470
DQ Write 153
DQ Mixed 263
207% 295 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,074,796 SSDs tested.

Typical MZALQ512HALU-000L2 512GB Builds (Compare 4,089 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 82EY

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