Average Bench: 239% (56th of 1058)

Based on 4,401 user benchmarks.  Model: SanDisk Extreme Pro 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The SanDisk Extreme Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) averaged 139.3% 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 964MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,903MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) is 113%. 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 824MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 46.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,401 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,203 Read 1,822 2,017
1,011 Write 1,903 2,294
1,103 Mixed 1,555 1,773
519 SusWrite 824 1,047
343% 1,526 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.7 4K Read 46.3 52.7
71.1 4K Write 147 208
44.8 4K Mixed 66.2 80.1
233% 86.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
611 DQ Read 1,179 1,612
295 DQ Write 812 1,240
381 DQ Mixed 964 1,373
728% 985 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
413GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 111110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 595 973 984 991 988 967 MB/s
Read 2,001
Write 2,292
Mixed 1,776
SusWrite 916
393% 1,746 MB/s
4K Read 52.3
4K Write 186
4K Mixed 77.5
277% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,397
DQ Write 998
DQ Mixed 1,164
878% 1,186 MB/s
377GB free
Firmware: 101200RL Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1253 836 841 842 841 840 MB/s
Read 1,939
Write 2,179
Mixed 1,687
SusWrite 909
377% 1,678 MB/s
4K Read 49
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 73.4
259% 97.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,387
DQ Write 1,026
DQ Mixed 1,158
878% 1,190 MB/s
278GB free
Firmware: 101110RL Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1191 641 688 587 622 650 MB/s
Read 1885
Write 2,056
Mixed 1,681
SusWrite 730
357% 1,588 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 64.4
215% 77.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,003
DQ Write 625
DQ Mixed 856
627% 828 MB/s
330GB free
Firmware: 101200RL Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1050 852 852 852 851 848 MB/s
Read 1,168
Write 1,235
Mixed 1,138
SusWrite 884
249% 1,106 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 65.4
222% 81.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,030
DQ Write 862
DQ Mixed 941
706% 944 MB/s
269GB free
Firmware: 101200RL Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 316 467 533 587 673 694 MB/s
Read 1,049
Write 890
Mixed 1,048
SusWrite 545
198% 883 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 95.4
4K Mixed 54
166% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 957
DQ Write 556
DQ Mixed 711
542% 742 MB/s
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Typical Extreme Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) Builds (Compare 100,090 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $979

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