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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 4,867 user samples
3,945 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 151GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 160GB free
Poor: 65% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 115th / 873
922 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 93GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 65GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 183rd / 873
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
86.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
81.5 % -7%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
493 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
452 MB/s -9%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
421 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
368 MB/s -14%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
29.5 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
27.8 MB/s -6%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
79.9 MB/s +1% 79.3 MB/s -1%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
422 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
366 MB/s -15%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21 MB/s +1% 20.8 MB/s -1%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
516 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
489 MB/s -6%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
493 MB/s +4% 475 MB/s -4%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
35.9 MB/s +3% 35 MB/s -3%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
118 MB/s -1% 119 MB/s +1%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
486 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
453 MB/s -7%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.1 MB/s +2% 28.5 MB/s -2%
Market Share
Based on 4,725,021 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % Hugely higher market share.
0.02 % -500%
Value For Money
78 % Slightly better value.
73.2 % -7%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % +3% 63 % -3%
Price (score)
$105 +0% $105 -0%
42 Months More recent.
55 Months -24%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
361 MB/s +1% 356 MB/s -1%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
326 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
299 MB/s -9%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,183 Pts +4% 1,142 Pts -4%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
65.4 MB/s -3% 67.3 MB/s +3%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
169 MB/s -5% 177 MB/s +5%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
186 MB/s -5% 196 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
37.9 MB/s -11% 42.1 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
240GB 240GB

The 240GB Sandisk Extreme Pro uses the same controller and NAND as its 13 months younger predecessor, the Extreme II. Comparing the Extreme II and Extreme Pro shows that average performance has increased by 10% but peak performance remains broadly unchanged. The Pro features an improved nCache which uses an SLC buffer to cache writes prior to writing them to the slower MLC NAND. In order to benefit from this improved caching, huge amounts of data need to be written for extended periods, an unlikely consumer scenario. Comparing core performance between the Samsung 840 Evo and Extreme Pro shows that the Extreme Pro averages around 12% faster than the Evo. The Extreme Pro also has a 10 year warranty but I wonder if SATA 3 will even be around at that time. Although the Extreme Pro has a superb performance profile it's not a game changer. [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]


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]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2017 SSD Rankings.

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Intel Core i7-7700K $313Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
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