Average Bench: 136% (172nd of 1071)

Based on 14,504 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG MZALQ512HALU-000L2

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung MZALQ512HALU-000L2 512GB averaged 35.7% 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 474MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 625MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung MZALQ512HALU-000L2 512GB is 123%. 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 330MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 595MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,504 samples)
Min Avg Max
624 Read 1,017 1,424
116 Write 609 1,306
161 Mixed 595 1,226
95.5 SusWrite 330 586
142% 638 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.8 4K Read 38 52.8
43.4 4K Write 98.9 149
23.2 4K Mixed 47.8 72.4
171% 61.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
351 DQ Read 625 910
91 DQ Write 376 954
142 DQ Mixed 474 927
360% 492 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
171GB free
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1135 994 330 327 294 309 MB/s
Read 1,304
Write 1,041
Mixed 1,014
SusWrite 565
220% 981 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 61.8
209% 72.6 MB/s
DQ Read 908
DQ Write 733
DQ Mixed 864
635% 835 MB/s
407GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1159 890 373 375 367 366 MB/s
Read 1,424
Write 1,279
Mixed 1227
SusWrite 588
253% 1,129 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 86.9
4K Mixed 55
179% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 905
DQ Write 791
DQ Mixed 917
668% 871 MB/s
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1067 1019 297 352 348 342 MB/s
Read 1,240
Write 1,223
Mixed 1,127
SusWrite 571
234% 1,040 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 76.9
4K Mixed 47.4
151% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 905
DQ Write 805
DQ Mixed 892
658% 867 MB/s
420GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 621 607 697 462 344 346 MB/s
Read 1,159
Write 906
Mixed 929
SusWrite 513
196% 877 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 67.4
4K Mixed 43.7
143% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 605
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 528
361% 453 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 91 83 84 83 82 MB/s
Read 1,133
Write 124
Mixed 176
SusWrite 87.4
81% 380 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 70.7
4K Mixed 35
130% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 474
DQ Write 88.3
DQ Mixed 204
169% 255 MB/s
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 102 109 102 101 108 MB/s
Read 1,047
Write 223
Mixed 141
SusWrite 106
81% 379 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 55
4K Mixed 26.8
100% 35.3 MB/s
DQ Read 475
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 169
157% 253 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 63,158,347 SSDs tested.

Typical MZALQ512HALU-000L2 512GB Builds (Compare 2,197 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 82EY

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