Average Bench: 138% (158th of 1058)

Based on 13,538 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG MZALQ512HALU-000L2

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung MZALQ512HALU-000L2 512GB averaged 37.6% 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 486MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 633MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung MZALQ512HALU-000L2 512GB is 122%. 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 336MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 607MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,538 samples)
Min Avg Max
658 Read 1,025 1,434
127 Write 626 1,315
166 Mixed 607 1,237
97.3 SusWrite 336 588
144% 648 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 4K Read 38.2 52.8
44.8 4K Write 100 150
24.6 4K Mixed 48.7 72.5
174% 62.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
372 DQ Read 633 911
91 DQ Write 385 956
146 DQ Mixed 486 928
368% 501 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
219GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 232 235 210 209 177 174 MB/s
Read 1,022
Write 258
Mixed 312
SusWrite 206
98% 449 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 44.6
174% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 473
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 249
223% 341 MB/s
356GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 272 220 199 191 165 188 MB/s
Read 893
Write 431
Mixed 428
SusWrite 206
108% 489 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 44.2
181% 72 MB/s
DQ Read 472
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 270
235% 353 MB/s
386GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 184 166 167 166 163 MB/s
Read 997
Write 159
Mixed 339
SusWrite 167
90% 415 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 74.7
4K Mixed 35.7
129% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 466
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 247
210% 314 MB/s
366GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 163 175 172 153 178 MB/s
Read 975
Write 169
Mixed 286
SusWrite 172
87% 400 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 87.4
4K Mixed 31.7
127% 48.5 MB/s
DQ Read 472
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 245
200% 294 MB/s
379GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 126 145 138 147 136 MB/s
Read 420
Write 128
Mixed 145
SusWrite 138
46% 208 MB/s
4K Read 10
4K Write 19.3
4K Mixed 14
43% 14.4 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 187
142% 194 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 57,591,321 SSDs tested.

Typical MZALQ512HALU-000L2 512GB Builds (Compare 9,408 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 82EY

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