Average Bench: 149% (145th of 1058)

Based on 8,896 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG MZALQ512HALU-000L2

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung MZALQ512HALU-000L2 512GB averaged 49.5% 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 587MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 706MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung MZALQ512HALU-000L2 512GB is 121%. 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 403MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 102MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,896 samples)
Min Avg Max
674 Read 1,084 1,456
133 Write 768 1,338
185 Mixed 736 1,264
121 SusWrite 403 598
167% 748 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22 4K Read 38.8 52.4
51.7 4K Write 102 148
26.7 4K Mixed 50.8 72.9
178% 63.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
456 DQ Read 706 911
111 DQ Write 493 989
143 DQ Mixed 587 931
442% 596 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
413GB free
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1302 920 362 365 368 356 MB/s
Read 1,303
Write 1,305
Mixed 1,179
SusWrite 612
247% 1,100 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 93.7
4K Mixed 56
186% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 701
DQ Write 480
DQ Mixed 603
447% 595 MB/s
379GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1061 1047 336 357 338 277 MB/s
Read 1,306
Write 1,208
Mixed 1,116
SusWrite 569
235% 1,050 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 40.6
176% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 835
DQ Write 529
DQ Mixed 698
516% 687 MB/s
425GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 659 791 645 321 319 323 MB/s
Read 736
Write 692
Mixed 664
SusWrite 510
146% 650 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 64.9
200% 70.7 MB/s
DQ Read 905
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 784
540% 682 MB/s
424GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1084 1021 340 316 335 345 MB/s
Read 1,150
Write 1,158
Mixed 1,023
SusWrite 574
219% 976 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 71.8
4K Mixed 46.3
133% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 683
DQ Write 567
DQ Mixed 646
478% 632 MB/s
333GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 175 172 174 177 173 MB/s
Read 990
Write 204
Mixed 290
SusWrite 176
90% 415 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 42.8
160% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 472
DQ Write 158
DQ Mixed 205
180% 279 MB/s
411GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 384 341 370 636 330 MB/s
Read 660
Write 900
Mixed 591
SusWrite 413
145% 641 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 69.7
4K Mixed 52.3
160% 53.1 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 250
182% 243 MB/s
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 102 88 88 88 82 MB/s
Read 1,051
Write 210
Mixed 227
SusWrite 103
86% 398 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 81.3
4K Mixed 37.2
140% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 476
DQ Write 100
DQ Mixed 224
181% 267 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 156 141 143 137 144 MB/s
Read 741
Write 221
Mixed 143
SusWrite 148
68% 313 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 78.6
4K Mixed 38.2
135% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 472
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 169
161% 262 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,207,092 SSDs tested.

Typical MZALQ512HALU-000L2 512GB Builds (Compare 6,166 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 14%
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System: Lenovo 82EY

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