Average Bench: 48.4% (883rd of 1058)

Based on 50,309 user benchmarks.  Model: SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB

Below average average bench

The Sandisk PLUS 480GB averaged 51.5% 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. Sequential Read Speed 421MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 18MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Sandisk PLUS 480GB is 28.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Sandisk PLUS 480GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 149MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 82.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 50,309 samples)
Min Avg Max
335 Read 421 462
216 Write 340 402
125 Mixed 247 323
41.4 SusWrite 149 245
64.5% 289 MB/s
Min Avg Max
7.86 4K Read 18 23.4
8.12 4K Write 32.6 45.9
5.7 4K Mixed 13.6 19.6
61.8% 21.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36 DQ Read 105 120
31.6 DQ Write 82.4 106
11.3 DQ Mixed 31.7 45.5
40.6% 73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
438GB free
Firmware: UG4004RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 184 222 221 229 239 MB/s
Read 453
Write 378
Mixed 313
SusWrite 239
77% 346 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 44.9
4K Mixed 16.5
80% 28.3 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 18.9
40% 82.4 MB/s
379GB free
Firmware: UG4004RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 282 207 220 216 190 262 MB/s
Read 459
Write 401
Mixed 337
SusWrite 229
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 45.8
4K Mixed 17.1
82% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 23.1
DQ Write 44.3
DQ Mixed 29.5
24% 32.3 MB/s
425GB free
Firmware: UG4500RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 179 133 190 196 210 MB/s
Read 454
Write 359
Mixed 285
SusWrite 203
73% 325 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 38.3
4K Mixed 18.5
76% 25.9 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 96.5
DQ Mixed 39.4
48% 85.4 MB/s
294GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UG2204RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 82 219 186 186 165 MB/s
Read 444
Write 371
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 180
58% 260 MB/s
4K Read 10.8
4K Write 26.2
4K Mixed 15
50% 17.3 MB/s
DQ Read 95.3
DQ Write 96
DQ Mixed 31.7
41% 74.3 MB/s
408GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UG4004RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 57 89 122 157 204 MB/s
Read 420
Write 352
Mixed 293
SusWrite 135
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 19.1
4K Write 30.7
4K Mixed 13.6
63% 21.1 MB/s
DQ Read 107
DQ Write 98.9
DQ Mixed 34.5
45% 80.2 MB/s
364GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UG5000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 26 42 31 50 85 MB/s
Read 427
Write 350
Mixed 286
SusWrite 73.2
63% 284 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 12.2
4K Mixed 9.1
51% 14.4 MB/s
DQ Read 114
DQ Write 72.4
DQ Mixed 32.2
40% 72.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,206,605 SSDs tested.

Typical PLUS 480GB Builds (Compare 93,928 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,000

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