Average Bench: 131% (163rd of 1058)

Based on 252 user benchmarks.  Model: 500GB-PRO-X-SS

Outstanding average bench

The 500GB-PRO-X-SS 500GB averaged 30.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the 500GB-PRO-X-SS 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 371MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 714MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the 500GB-PRO-X-SS 500GB is 107%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the 500GB-PRO-X-SS 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 21.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 421MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 252 samples)
Min Avg Max
719 Read 1,249 1,681
58.9 Write 712 1,384
85.1 Mixed 563 999
131 SusWrite 421 891
163% 736 MB/s
Min Avg Max
7.63 4K Read 23.8 49.9
19.7 4K Write 62.5 158
7.59 4K Mixed 21.3 48.9
96.4% 35.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
358 DQ Read 714 928
52 DQ Write 483 959
75.3 DQ Mixed 371 630
338% 523 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
390GB free
Firmware: S1111A0L
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1329 1356 1075 1096 854 91 MB/s
Read 1,445
Write 1,362
Mixed 918
SusWrite 967
263% 1,173 MB/s
4K Read 53
4K Write 205
4K Mixed 23.6
219% 94 MB/s
DQ Read 739
DQ Write 954
DQ Mixed 429
440% 707 MB/s
250GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R1115F0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 890 1047 892 962 1132 974 MB/s
Read 1,454
Write 55.8
Mixed 106
SusWrite 983
142% 650 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 57.2
4K Mixed 25.6
97% 35 MB/s
DQ Read 932
DQ Write 784
DQ Mixed 632
535% 783 MB/s
364GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R1115F0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1047 1065 1068 867 1067 1065 MB/s
Read 1,095
Write 163
Mixed 504
SusWrite 1,030
155% 698 MB/s
4K Read 9
4K Write 40.7
4K Mixed 21.6
63% 23.8 MB/s
DQ Read 923
DQ Write 690
DQ Mixed 560
486% 725 MB/s
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1111A0L
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 618 70 579 1120 1163 MB/s
Read 1283
Write 116
Mixed 126
SusWrite 615
116% 535 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 54.3
4K Mixed 10.7
112% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 49.6
DQ Write 51.8
DQ Mixed 11.6
20% 37.7 MB/s
364GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R1115F0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 520 186 563 191 574 187 MB/s
Read 861
Write 716
Mixed 730
SusWrite 370
150% 669 MB/s
4K Read 11.8
4K Write 38.7
4K Mixed 18.6
62% 23 MB/s
DQ Read 910
DQ Write 696
DQ Mixed 552
481% 719 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,294,507 SSDs tested.

Typical 500GB-PRO-X-SS 500GB Builds (Compare 174 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: Eluktronics Mech-17 G1Rx

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