Average Bench: 244% (59th of 1071)

Based on 4,979 user benchmarks.  Model: SanDisk Extreme Pro 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The SanDisk Extreme Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) averaged 143.8% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,036MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,242MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) is 121%. 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.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 817MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 45.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,979 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,081 Read 1,787 2,017
994 Write 1,915 2,304
1,001 Mixed 1,550 1,779
526 SusWrite 817 1,047
341% 1,518 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.5 4K Read 45.6 53.3
78.8 4K Write 160 243
43.6 4K Mixed 67.9 82.7
241% 91.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
600 DQ Read 1,242 1,657
334 DQ Write 922 1,445
452 DQ Mixed 1,036 1,403
787% 1,067 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
378GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101140RL Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1076 826 832 839 847 845 MB/s
Read 1,851
Write 2,097
Mixed 1,655
SusWrite 878
364% 1,620 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 64.8
238% 91.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,458
DQ Write 1,145
DQ Mixed 1264
956% 1,289 MB/s
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101200RL Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 746 632 630 660 548 519 MB/s
Read 1,862
Write 1,770
Mixed 1,594
SusWrite 622
328% 1,462 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 59.8
222% 84.3 MB/s
DQ Read 993
DQ Write 661
DQ Mixed 820
614% 825 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 63,159,084 SSDs tested.

Typical Extreme Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) Builds (Compare 18,005 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 79%
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 75%

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $555

Popular Extreme Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018) compatible motherboards:

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