Average Bench: 235% (46th of 1016)

Based on 1,100 user benchmarks.  Model: SanDisk Extreme Pro 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The SanDisk Extreme Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) averaged 135.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the SanDisk Extreme Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 965MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,850MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) is 117%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 828MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 45.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,100 samples)
Min Avg Max
800 Read 1,741 1,944
697 Write 1,850 2,238
687 Mixed 1,512 1,718
577 SusWrite 828 922
333% 1,483 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.8 4K Read 45.4 50.1
83.7 4K Write 147 199
49.6 4K Mixed 65.7 76.9
231% 86.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
382 DQ Read 1,103 1,595
232 DQ Write 866 1,273
249 DQ Mixed 965 1,370
727% 978 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
267GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101200RL Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1079 844 844 847 847 848 MB/s
Read 1,936
Write 1,751
Mixed 1,548
SusWrite 885
343% 1,530 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 67.6
232% 85.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,506
DQ Write 1,117
DQ Mixed 1,259
955% 1,294 MB/s
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110RL Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1002 637 691 728 727 695 MB/s
Read 1,907
Write 2,063
Mixed 1,614
SusWrite 747
355% 1,583 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 65.6
222% 80.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,013
DQ Write 616
DQ Mixed 872
634% 834 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: 101200RL Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1220 831 831 833 830 830 MB/s
Read 1,924
Write 2,047
Mixed 1,675
SusWrite 896
367% 1,635 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 58.8
198% 70.3 MB/s
DQ Read 752
DQ Write 454
DQ Mixed 637
465% 614 MB/s
415GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110RL Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1038 787 811 855 830 853 MB/s
Read 1,906
Write 1,832
Mixed 1,621
SusWrite 862
349% 1,555 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 63.7
4K Mixed 55
174% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 1,269
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 218
278% 532 MB/s
408GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110RL Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1015 803 816 829 854 822 MB/s
Read 1,855
Write 1697
Mixed 1,580
SusWrite 857
336% 1,497 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 60.3
4K Mixed 50.7
164% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,271
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 254
300% 554 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101200RL Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 532 556 746 713 748 832 MB/s
Read 1,635
Write 1,468
Mixed 1,378
SusWrite 688
290% 1,292 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 51.9
4K Mixed 37.1
121% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 191
148% 205 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,395,411 SSDs tested.

Typical Extreme Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) Builds (Compare 26,839 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $133

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $720

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