Average Bench: 239% (53rd of 1040)

Based on 2,974 user benchmarks.  Model: SanDisk Extreme Pro 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The SanDisk Extreme Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) averaged 139.0% 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 997MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,894MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) is 109%. 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 851MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 44.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,974 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,082 Read 1,781 2,011
1,012 Write 1,894 2,262
1,003 Mixed 1,541 1,765
620 SusWrite 851 1,048
341% 1,516 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.3 4K Read 44.6 51.3
89.1 4K Write 148 198
45.5 4K Mixed 66 78.8
230% 86.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
651 DQ Read 1,133 1,527
360 DQ Write 878 1,261
473 DQ Mixed 997 1,345
748% 1,002 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
405GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 111110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1374 992 995 993 993 997 MB/s
Read 2,002
Write 2,322
Mixed 1,774
SusWrite 1,057
402% 1,789 MB/s
4K Read 53
4K Write 201
4K Mixed 81.1
291% 112 MB/s
DQ Read 1,358
DQ Write 1,175
DQ Mixed 1,247
940% 1260 MB/s
274GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101200RL Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1139 826 826 825 790 824 MB/s
Read 1,932
Write 2,245
Mixed 1,716
SusWrite 872
380% 1691 MB/s
4K Read 51
4K Write 215
4K Mixed 79.7
293% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 1,419
DQ Write 1,223
DQ Mixed 1,290
975% 1,311 MB/s
258GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110RL Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 961 714 692 720 680 659 MB/s
Read 1,926
Write 2,140
Mixed 1,671
SusWrite 738
364% 1,619 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 65.2
221% 80.5 MB/s
DQ Read 993
DQ Write 664
DQ Mixed 884
644% 847 MB/s
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101200RL Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1097 613 596 597 599 562 MB/s
Read 1,906
Write 2,087
Mixed 1,678
SusWrite 677
356% 1,587 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 63.8
214% 77.8 MB/s
DQ Read 954
DQ Write 605
DQ Mixed 841
610% 800 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 37,836,566 SSDs tested.

Typical Extreme Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) Builds (Compare 66,049 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $933

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