Average Bench: 119% (177th of 1058)

Based on 1,999 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG MZALQ128HBHQ-000L2

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung MZALQ128HBHQ-000L2 128GB averaged 19.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung MZALQ128HBHQ-000L2 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 346MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,001MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung MZALQ128HBHQ-000L2 128GB is 102%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung MZALQ128HBHQ-000L2 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 175MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 454MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,999 samples)
Min Avg Max
583 Read 1,001 1,359
108 Write 454 967
152 Mixed 483 963
83.7 SusWrite 175 266
116% 528 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 38.7 51.3
40.8 4K Write 99.4 141
21.8 4K Mixed 46 69.9
170% 61.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
262 DQ Read 377 508
95.3 DQ Write 362 862
140 DQ Mixed 346 595
266% 361 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 595 155 167 139 184 188 MB/s
Read 1,353
Write 933
Mixed 954
SusWrite 238
193% 869 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 66.1
229% 83.3 MB/s
DQ Read 506
DQ Write 859
DQ Mixed 592
474% 652 MB/s
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 524 179 183 179 182 187 MB/s
Read 630
Write 487
Mixed 488
SusWrite 239
103% 461 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 80.4
4K Mixed 52.1
143% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 503
DQ Write 434
DQ Mixed 485
359% 474 MB/s
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 64 62 61 60 57 MB/s
Read 974
Write 79.1
Mixed 150
SusWrite 62.3
67% 316 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 64.1
4K Mixed 34.1
129% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 50.1
DQ Mixed 149
114% 161 MB/s
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 97 95 90 87 91 MB/s
Read 552
Write 150
Mixed 154
SusWrite 94
52% 238 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 35.6
153% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 166
133% 190 MB/s
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 93 93 98 93 95 MB/s
Read 496
Write 180
Mixed 208
SusWrite 97.8
54% 245 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 66.9
4K Mixed 23.9
111% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 165
131% 187 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,255,695 SSDs tested.

Typical MZALQ128HBHQ-000L2 128GB Builds (Compare 2,228 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 81W1

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