Average Bench: 166% (105th of 1026)

Based on 1,018 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG MZALQ512HALU-000L2

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung MZALQ512HALU-000L2 512GB averaged 66.0% 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 721MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 788MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung MZALQ512HALU-000L2 512GB is 114%. 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 505MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 111MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,018 samples)
Min Avg Max
646 Read 1,077 1,440
206 Write 967 1,336
243 Mixed 892 1,252
154 SusWrite 505 608
193% 860 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.7 4K Read 41.1 53.1
64 4K Write 111 151
34.4 4K Mixed 57.7 75
195% 69.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
469 DQ Read 788 912
145 DQ Write 630 1,010
197 DQ Mixed 721 930
536% 713 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
319GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1237 959 345 123 100 140 MB/s
Read 1,405
Write 1,316
Mixed 1,235
SusWrite 484
249% 1,110 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 68.7
235% 85.2 MB/s
DQ Read 910
DQ Write 1,016
DQ Mixed 931
710% 952 MB/s
426GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1141 1000 333 333 308 346 MB/s
Read 1,276
Write 1,232
Mixed 1,126
SusWrite 577
236% 1,053 MB/s
4K Read 48.9
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 66.2
227% 81.1 MB/s
DQ Read 907
DQ Write 821
DQ Mixed 859
646% 862 MB/s
392GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 999 1067 334 312 320 296 MB/s
Read 1,009
Write 973
Mixed 882
SusWrite 555
192% 854 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 67.2
4K Mixed 37.8
129% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 735
DQ Write 421
DQ Mixed 555
419% 570 MB/s
418GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 658 681 667 348 268 253 MB/s
Read 422
Write 373
Mixed 375
SusWrite 479
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 65.8
179% 70.9 MB/s
DQ Read 843
DQ Write 467
DQ Mixed 809
561% 706 MB/s
405GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 614 592 616 440 346 342 MB/s
Read 775
Write 653
Mixed 631
SusWrite 492
143% 638 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 60.6
4K Mixed 28.5
109% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 702
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 576
399% 510 MB/s
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 125 133 130 119 137 MB/s
Read 668
Write 176
Mixed 190
SusWrite 132
63% 291 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 41.7
163% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 473
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 170
157% 253 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,453,876 SSDs tested.

Typical MZALQ512HALU-000L2 512GB Builds (Compare 7,171 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

System: Lenovo 81LK

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