Average Bench: 171% (108th of 1040)

Based on 4,131 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG MZALQ512HALU-000L2

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung MZALQ512HALU-000L2 512GB averaged 70.5% 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 729MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 673MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung MZALQ512HALU-000L2 512GB is 112%. 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 503MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 111MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,131 samples)
Min Avg Max
698 Read 1,176 1,465
179 Write 1,003 1,363
237 Mixed 945 1,278
157 SusWrite 503 610
203% 907 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.2 4K Read 41.8 52.6
57.6 4K Write 111 143
31.2 4K Mixed 57 72.2
195% 69.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
463 DQ Read 786 912
133 DQ Write 673 1,010
183 DQ Mixed 729 933
546% 729 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
342GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 993 1116 349 310 353 337 MB/s
Read 1,410
Write 1,209
Mixed 1,257
SusWrite 576
249% 1,113 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 66.4
223% 80.2 MB/s
DQ Read 911
DQ Write 983
DQ Mixed 929
704% 941 MB/s
359GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1269 968 244 265 299 131 MB/s
Read 1,416
Write 1280
Mixed 1,246
SusWrite 529
250% 1,118 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 65.1
219% 78 MB/s
DQ Read 912
DQ Write 803
DQ Mixed 928
677% 881 MB/s
286GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1177 986 343 306 288 274 MB/s
Read 1,417
Write 1,295
Mixed 1,218
SusWrite 562
252% 1,123 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 63.1
211% 74.7 MB/s
DQ Read 911
DQ Write 816
DQ Mixed 926
678% 884 MB/s
359GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1296 940 221 326 356 363 MB/s
Read 1,428
Write 1,295
Mixed 1,239
SusWrite 584
255% 1,136 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 62.4
206% 73.6 MB/s
DQ Read 890
DQ Write 792
DQ Mixed 919
668% 867 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,030,196 SSDs tested.

Typical MZALQ512HALU-000L2 512GB Builds (Compare 1,349 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

System: Lenovo 82EY

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