Average Bench: 68% (655th of 1037)

Based on 1,743 user benchmarks.  Model: SanDisk Extreme SSD

Above average average bench

The Sandisk Extreme SSD 500GB averaged 31.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 121MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 25.3MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Sandisk Extreme SSD 500GB is 29.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Sandisk Extreme SSD 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 243MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 37.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,743 samples)
Min Avg Max
300 Read 386 473
229 Write 349 440
177 Mixed 243 312
217 SusWrite 317 407
72.8% 324 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.6 4K Read 20.9 27.7
23.4 4K Write 37.3 52.5
15.6 4K Mixed 25.3 32.3
83.9% 27.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
81.9 DQ Read 166 272
91.6 DQ Write 154 221
27.1 DQ Mixed 121 223
101% 147 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
396GB free
Firmware: 1012
SusWrite @10s intervals: 311 270 271 267 267 267 MB/s
Read 196
Write 442
Mixed 306
SusWrite 275
70% 305 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 67.8
4K Mixed 42
141% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 218
166% 226 MB/s
84GB free
Firmware: 1012
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 396 379 389 383 319 MB/s
Read 463
Write 411
Mixed 200
SusWrite 378
81% 363 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 37.1
4K Mixed 27.9
84% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 216
164% 221 MB/s
373GB free
Firmware: 1012
SusWrite @10s intervals: 372 372 373 374 377 380 MB/s
Read 414
Write 393
Mixed 238
SusWrite 375
80% 355 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 32.8
4K Mixed 22.7
74% 24.6 MB/s
DQ Read 157
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 108
93% 137 MB/s
279GB free
Firmware: 1012
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 256 256 255 256 257 MB/s
Read 456
Write 321
Mixed 245
SusWrite 262
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 38.2
4K Mixed 27.5
91% 29.7 MB/s
DQ Read 105
DQ Write 98.3
DQ Mixed 97
74% 100 MB/s
282GB free
Firmware: 1012
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 259 258 261 264 261 MB/s
Read 352
Write 349
Mixed 107
SusWrite 267
60% 269 MB/s
4K Read 17.6
4K Write 29.4
4K Mixed 21
69% 22.7 MB/s
DQ Read 187
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 123
108% 160 MB/s
323GB free
Firmware: 1012
SusWrite @10s intervals: 268 261 260 256 260 259 MB/s
Read 349
Write 300
Mixed 252
SusWrite 260
65% 291 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 25.8
4K Mixed 21.4
69% 21.9 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 137
DQ Mixed 101
86% 126 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,586,626 SSDs tested.

Typical Extreme SSD 500GB Builds (Compare 165 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

System: Apple MacBookPro15,1

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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $66SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
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