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 1606 user samples
138 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 44GB free
Worst: 52% Best: 118%
SPEED RANK: 51st / 661
1468 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 121% 160GB free
Worst Bench: 37% 1GB free
Worst: 37% Best: 121%
SPEED RANK: 59th / 661
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
91.4 % +1% 90.1 % -1%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
447 MB/s -10% 492 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
416 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
389 MB/s -7%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27.8 MB/s -3% 28.6 MB/s +3%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
78.2 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
72.1 MB/s -8%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
385 MB/s -6% 407 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.3 MB/s -1% 21.6 MB/s +1%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
488 MB/s -8% 525 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
488 MB/s -2% 497 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.7 MB/s +1% 36.4 MB/s -1%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
131 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
118 MB/s -11%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
455 MB/s -12% 509 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29 MB/s +2% 28.4 MB/s -2%
Value For Money
60.1 % -1% 60.4 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % -17% 77 % More popular.
Price (score)
$202 Slightly cheaper.
$215 -6%
23 Months More recent.
30 Months -23%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
368 MB/s -3% 378 MB/s +3%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
303 MB/s -4% 315 MB/s +4%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,181 Pts -2% 1,200 Pts +2%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
67.2 MB/s -34% 90 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
223 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
212 MB/s -5%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
217 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
194 MB/s -12%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
49.2 MB/s -12% 55.2 MB/s Slightly 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]


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