Average Bench: 207% (81st of 1058)

Based on 3,009 user benchmarks.  Model: SanDisk Ultra 3D NVMe

Outstanding average bench

The Sandisk Ultra 3D NVMe 500GB averaged 107.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Sandisk Ultra 3D NVMe 500GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 901MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,098MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Sandisk Ultra 3D NVMe 500GB is 71.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Sandisk Ultra 3D NVMe 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 459MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 48.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,009 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,132 Read 1,497 1,596
1,100 Write 1,536 1,683
928 Mixed 1,203 1,327
348 SusWrite 459 515
263% 1,174 MB/s
Min Avg Max
39.7 4K Read 48.9 54.7
100 4K Write 158 208
51.7 4K Mixed 70.7 82.6
248% 92.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
794 DQ Read 1,098 1,260
424 DQ Write 831 1,164
554 DQ Mixed 901 1,006
691% 943 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
408GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 852 418 423 429 427 429 MB/s
Read 1,557
Write 1,646
Mixed 1260
SusWrite 496
278% 1,240 MB/s
4K Read 53.2
4K Write 177
4K Mixed 78.8
275% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,263
DQ Write 828
DQ Mixed 972
745% 1,021 MB/s
277GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 717 431 430 432 432 432 MB/s
Read 1,538
Write 1,638
Mixed 1,290
SusWrite 479
277% 1,236 MB/s
4K Read 48.9
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 72.4
258% 97.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1206
DQ Write 955
DQ Mixed 905
725% 1,022 MB/s
236GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 765 474 433 433 433 434 MB/s
Read 1,542
Write 1,553
Mixed 1,182
SusWrite 495
267% 1,193 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 62.1
4K Mixed 40.6
134% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 604
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 438
319% 426 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,570,332 SSDs tested.

Typical Ultra 3D NVMe 500GB Builds (Compare 21,420 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 48%
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B450M S2H

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $394

Popular Ultra 3D NVMe 500GB compatible motherboards:

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