SanDisk Extreme PRO 500GB M.2 NVMe 3D SSD Review

Overview

 

EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE
With speeds of up to 3,400MB/s, is 6x faster than SATA SSDs2 and 25x faster than traditional internal notebook hard drives.3

IDEAL FOR DATA-INTENSIVE ENVIRONMENTS
The SanDisk Extreme PRO® M.2 NVMe SSD delivers up to 500,000 random-read IOPS1 over NVMe protocol for extreme throughput.

DESIGNED FOR DEMANDING WORKLOADS
The SanDisk® Extreme PRO M.2 NVMe SSD is engineered from the ground up and architected for improved power management, durability, and endurance—optimized to work with our 3D NAND.

NCACHE 3.0
Features SanDisk nCache 3.0 which uses advanced algorithms and multi-tier caching to improve performance, like random read/write performance and increased endurance.

EASY TO INSTALL, EASY TO MANAGE
The SanDisk Extreme PRO® M.2 NVMe SSD is easy to install in compatible systems—no tech help required. SanDisk SSD Dashboard makes it easy to monitor drive health and performance.

GENEROUS CAPACITIES
With up to 1TB* capacity, the SanDisk Extreme PRO® M.2 NVMe SSD is great as a primary drive for creative workflow applications, high-fidelity gaming or for large databases and scratch disk renders.

SANDISK SSD DASHBOARD
The SanDisk SSD Dashboard helps users maintain peak performance of the SanDisk SSD in Windows® operating systems with a user-friendly graphical interface. The SanDisk SSD Dashboard includes tools for analysis of the disk (including the disk model, capacity, firmware version, and S.M.A.R.T. attributes) and firmware updates.

 

 

Features

  • Capacity: 500GB or 1 TB
  • Read Speed: up to 3,400 MB/s1
  • Write Speed: up to 2,800 MB/s1
  • Interface: M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe, can take 22×80 mm form factor

 

Specifications

  • Seq. Read (up to) 3,400 MB/s
  • Seq. Write (up to) 2,500 MB/s
  • Rnd. Read (up to) 410K IOPS
  • Rnd. Write (up to) 330K IOPS
  • TBW: 300
  • Dimensions: 3.17 x 0.86 x 0.078 in. (80.52 x 21.84 x 1.98 mm)
  • Interface: M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe, can take 22×80 mm form factor
  • Operating temperature: 32ºF to 158ºF (0ºC to 70 ºC)
  • Storage temperature: -67ºF to 185ºF (-55ºC to 85ºC)
  • Shock Resistant up to 1,500G @0.5 ms half sine
  • Vibration: 5 gRMS, 10-2000 Hz, 3 axes
  • 5 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

More information can be found on SanDisk’s website.

 

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