Controller: Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2. Flash Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC.

Controller: Samsung 3-core MDX. Flash Memory: Samsung 21nm Toggle Mode MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 4127 user samples
294 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 103GB free
Worst: 29% Best: 112%
SPEED RANK: 95th / 734
3833 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 58GB free
Worst Bench: 20% 8GB free
Worst: 20% Best: 112%
SPEED RANK: 124th / 734
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
84.2 % +3% 81.7 % -3%
Market Share
Based on 536,844 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % -∞% 1.3 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
75.6 % Hugely better value.
41.7 % -81%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % +3% 63 % -3%
Price (score)
$105 Much cheaper.
$238 -56%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
447 MB/s -8% 484 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
401 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
351 MB/s -14%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27.8 MB/s -1% 28.2 MB/s +1%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
79.6 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
75.3 MB/s -6%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
377 MB/s -1% 382 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
20.9 MB/s -2% 21.4 MB/s +2%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
488 MB/s -7% 523 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
486 MB/s +0% 485 MB/s -0%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36 MB/s -1% 36.2 MB/s +1%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
129 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
116 MB/s -11%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
455 MB/s -11% 506 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.1 MB/s +4% 28.1 MB/s -4%
33 Months More recent.
40 Months -18%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
364 MB/s -3% 374 MB/s +3%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
303 MB/s -5% 317 MB/s +5%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,172 Pts -2% 1,191 Pts +2%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
67.3 MB/s -34% 89.9 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
206 MB/s +5% 197 MB/s -5%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
205 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
181 MB/s -13%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
44.7 MB/s -17% 52.3 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
240GB 256GB

The Sandisk Extreme II uses the 88SS9187-BLD2 controller, Marvel's latest, and Sandisk's own 19MM MLC Memory. On paper this makes an extremely good combination and the benchmarks agree. The Extreme II scored an impressive 1143 in the server orientated AS SSD Benchmark putting it amongst the more capable server drives. In terms of real world consumer performance the Extreme II also fared well achieving a real world speed index score of 570.5 MB/s, amongst the top three scores we have seen to date. The Extreme II has everything going for it apart from its price which is currently significantly above average and hurting its value rating. Because the Extreme is the newest SSD we have in our group test we expect prices will drop with time. Until then, however, there is better value to be had elsewhere. [Jun '13 SSDrivePro]


The 840 Pro is stunning. Samsung have created a completely in-house package including both the controller and their own new 21nm toggle mode NAND. On release (Oct '12) this was the fastest performing deep queue depth consumer grade SSD available. Fast forward six months (Apr '13) and the 840 Pro still holds both the random read/write deep queue depth speed records of 384 MB/s and 326 MB/s, impressive considering how fast the SSD space tends to move. There are no obvious weaknesses, in-fact the 840 pro takes first place in nearly all of the speed categories and is only seriously rivalled by one drive, the OCZ Vector. To conclude, in terms of both outright performance, particularly server orientated, and value for money the 256GB and 128GB 840 Pros are amongst the top handful of drives currently available. [Jun '13 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive User Rankings (Charts) February 2016 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]

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