Average Bench: 92% (295th of 1058)

Based on 7,942 user benchmarks.  Model: SanDisk SDSSDH3 500G

Excellent average bench

The Sandisk S3 500G 500GB averaged just 8.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Sandisk S3 500G 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 207MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Sandisk S3 500G 500GB is 50.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Sandisk S3 500G 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 270MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 286MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,942 samples)
Min Avg Max
291 Read 434 504
250 Write 378 483
192 Mixed 286 386
141 SusWrite 270 433
76.6% 342 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.8 4K Read 31.6 40.2
41.9 4K Write 83 113
20.4 4K Mixed 40.8 53.3
144% 51.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
189 DQ Read 342 387
103 DQ Write 271 332
79 DQ Mixed 207 260
182% 273 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: 401100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 448 437 429 436 435 436 MB/s
Read 489
Write 464
Mixed 384
SusWrite 437
100% 444 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 56.5
201% 73.5 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 52.2
118% 244 MB/s
306GB free
Firmware: 415020RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 222 218 219 222 218 MB/s
Read 497
Write 490
Mixed 384
SusWrite 240
90% 403 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 52
184% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 260
220% 322 MB/s
285GB free
Firmware: 415000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 211 208 209 211 209 MB/s
Read 502
Write 294
Mixed 296
SusWrite 219
73% 328 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 92.4
4K Mixed 42.2
161% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 191
182% 286 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 415000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 235 215 219 215 219 MB/s
Read 344
Write 346
Mixed 272
SusWrite 237
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 60.9
4K Mixed 39.3
125% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 213
162% 220 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,015,310 SSDs tested.

Typical S3 500G 500GB Builds (Compare 93,397 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
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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