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 2,872 user samples
2,263 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 82GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 69GB free
Poor: 65% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 116th / 850
609 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 98GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 153GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 150th / 850
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
85.6 % +3% 82.9 % -3%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
476 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
453 MB/s -5%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
418 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
373 MB/s -12%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27.9 MB/s -1% 28.3 MB/s +1%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
71.8 MB/s -15% 82.5 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
417 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
372 MB/s -12%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
22.7 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
21.1 MB/s -8%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
515 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
486 MB/s -6%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
486 MB/s +3% 473 MB/s -3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.1 MB/s +3% 35.2 MB/s -3%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
116 MB/s -2% 118 MB/s +2%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
484 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
457 MB/s -6%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.7 MB/s +4% 28.5 MB/s -4%
Market Share
Based on 2,813,985 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.21 % Hugely higher market share.
0.04 % -425%
Value For Money
76.8 % +3% 74.5 % -3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % +3% 62 % -3%
Price (score)
$105 +0% $105 -0%
35 Months More recent.
48 Months -27%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
362 MB/s +1% 359 MB/s -1%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
319 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
302 MB/s -6%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,175 Pts +2% 1,148 Pts -2%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
65 MB/s -4% 67.4 MB/s +4%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
194 MB/s +5% 185 MB/s -5%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
186 MB/s -8% 200 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
49.9 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
43.2 MB/s -16%
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) May 2017 SSD Rankings.

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Intel Core i7-7700K $309Nvidia GTX 1070 $368Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $98
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