Average Bench: 65.7% (487th of 927)

Based on 2,629 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 34.3% 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 24.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 69.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme 240GB is 32.4%. 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 2,629 samples)
Min Avg Max
345 Read 470 517
155 Write 208 241
195 Mixed 265 309
69% 314 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 4K Read 24.8 34.2
30.7 4K Write 69.1 109
9.26 4K Mixed 14.9 21.1
93.3% 36.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.1 DQ Read 163 291
52.6 DQ Write 155 229
8.74 DQ Mixed 44.3 78.2
64.6% 120 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
68GB free
Firmware: R211 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 237
Mixed 338
79% 357 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 17.3
123% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 55.5
97% 191 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: R211 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 211
Mixed 275
73% 332 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 48.3
4K Mixed 16.9
81% 29.1 MB/s
DQ Read 238
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 57.8
88% 167 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: R112 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 487
Write 227
Mixed 298
74% 337 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 48.8
4K Mixed 14
74% 27.7 MB/s
DQ Read 25.4
DQ Write 82.1
DQ Mixed 9.85
20% 39.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,772,431 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $218 @ launch in Feb '12
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 62%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $966

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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

5 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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