Average Bench: 66.3% (402nd of 859)

Based on 2,036 user benchmarks.  Models: SanDisk SDSSDX240GG25, SanDisk SDSSDX24, SanDisk SDSSDX240GG25 (disk0)

The Sandisk Extreme was once a good choice of SSD thanks to its extremely (pun intended) competitive price. In terms of performance the Extreme would of course obliterate any regular hard drive but at 16 months old the Extreme can no longer compete with more recent SSDs. In terms of typical consumer workloads the Sandisk delivers below average performance and is even less capable when it comes to server workloads scoring a total of just 761 on the AS-SSD benchmark. The weaknesses in performance are a consequence of the now dated Sandforce SF2281VB1 controller which delivers sub-optimal compressible transfer rates. The best thing the Sandisk Extreme has going for it is that its successor, the Extreme II, was just recently released. [Jun '13 SSDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The SanDisk Extreme 240GB averaged 33.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 70.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme 240GB is 34.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 208MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 14.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,036 samples)
Min Avg Max
318 Read 470 520
153 Write 208 244
179 Mixed 265 312
69% 314 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.7 4K Read 25 34.9
30.9 4K Write 70.5 117
9.43 4K Mixed 14.9 20.9
94.2% 36.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.1 DQ Read 171 291
52.9 DQ Write 163 228
9.45 DQ Mixed 46.1 77.6
67.8% 127 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
138GB free
Firmware: R201 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 238
Mixed 302
76% 345 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 14.5
124% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 74.6
106% 197 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: R201 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 468
Write 217
Mixed 243
68% 309 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 47.6
4K Mixed 14.5
88% 30.4 MB/s
DQ Read 209
DQ Write 100
DQ Mixed 65.4
72% 125 MB/s
103GB free
Firmware: R211 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 472
Write 190
Mixed 215
64% 293 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 61.5
4K Mixed 15
87% 33.2 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 169
DQ Mixed 56.4
79% 147 MB/s
166GB free
Firmware: R201 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 513
Write 197
Mixed 288
73% 332 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 48.4
4K Mixed 15.6
80% 28.9 MB/s
DQ Read 135
DQ Write 91.3
DQ Mixed 61.2
60% 95.7 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: R201 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 426
Write 205
Mixed 236
64% 289 MB/s
4K Read 19.1
4K Write 49.8
4K Mixed 18.5
79% 29.1 MB/s
DQ Read 207
DQ Write 98.8
DQ Mixed 56.7
68% 121 MB/s
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AmazonUS $178.8313 months ago.
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Gaming 60%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $260

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,255

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 Comments

Controller: SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND: SanDisk 24nm Toggle Mode MLC.

AS SSD Read/Write bench: 280/340...

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Good

4 years ago.

Superb value for money given its relatively low price. In absolute terms its performance is very slightly surpassed by more expensive drives ( Kingston HyperX and Corsair Performance Pro )


Excellent

5 years ago.

Superb value for money, there's not a lot between the top SSD's nowadays but in terms of price this one's a strong contender, nearly £100 cheaper than the Corsair Performance Pro with almost as good performance. The price difference is due to the different types of memory used. 34nm on the pro vs 24nm on the extreme. The Pro will live for approx double the number of read/write cycles.


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