Average Bench: 213% (76th of 1058)

Based on 2,715 user benchmarks.  Model: 512GB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD

Outstanding average bench

The 512gb PCS PCIe M.2 SSD 512GB averaged 113.2% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the 512gb PCS PCIe M.2 SSD 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 495MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,809MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the 512gb PCS PCIe M.2 SSD 512GB is 142%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the 512gb PCS PCIe M.2 SSD 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 28.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 804MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,715 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,323 Read 1,809 2,250
500 Write 1,374 1,740
219 Mixed 1,028 1,286
285 SusWrite 804 1,603
280% 1,254 MB/s
Min Avg Max
40.9 4K Read 49.7 59.4
68.2 4K Write 154 204
15.6 4K Mixed 28.9 36.7
194% 77.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
669 DQ Read 844 968
180 DQ Write 775 1,018
154 DQ Mixed 495 650
458% 705 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
417GB free (System drive)
Firmware: U0506B0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1418 1453 1409 1486 1491 1491 MB/s
Read 2,308
Write 1,401
Mixed 1,234
SusWrite 1,458
357% 1,600 MB/s
4K Read 58.1
4K Write 187
4K Mixed 36.3
233% 93.7 MB/s
DQ Read 950
DQ Write 898
DQ Mixed 607
543% 818 MB/s
239GB free (System drive)
Firmware: U0506B0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 480 406 289 241 146 90 MB/s
Read 1410
Write 1,101
Mixed 1,038
SusWrite 275
213% 956 MB/s
4K Read 57
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 37.1
214% 81.5 MB/s
DQ Read 942
DQ Write 635
DQ Mixed 540
470% 706 MB/s
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0214B0L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 927 1043 921 869 931 MB/s
Read 1365
Write 136
Mixed 207
SusWrite 850
140% 640 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 62.3
4K Mixed 10.4
105% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 616
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 344
258% 360 MB/s
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0707A0L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 702 769 298 226 177 MB/s
Read 1,131
Write 833
Mixed 600
SusWrite 435
167% 750 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 18.4
121% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 848
DQ Write 771
DQ Mixed 559
488% 726 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,561,650 SSDs tested.

Typical PCS PCIe M.2 SSD 512GB Builds (Compare 1,064 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 110%
UFO

System: PC Vortex ST-S

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $950

Popular PCS PCIe M.2 SSD 512GB systems:

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