Average Bench: 70.3% (464th of 956)

Based on 2,576 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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Good average bench

The SanDisk Extreme 240GB averaged 29.7% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 104MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme 240GB is 39.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 171MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 218MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,576 samples)
Min Avg Max
311 Read 430 514
146 Write 218 256
189 Mixed 261 313
103 SusWrite 171 206
60% 270 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.6 4K Read 27.1 35.8
19.3 4K Write 72.7 115
10.5 4K Mixed 23.4 42.2
110% 41.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.5 DQ Read 207 302
58 DQ Write 176 238
9.68 DQ Mixed 104 236
102% 162 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
71GB free
Firmware: R201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 193 169 156 180 197 MB/s
Read 386
Write 256
Mixed 278
SusWrite 183
62% 276 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 86.4
4K Mixed 37.4
145% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 239
187% 260 MB/s
143GB free
Firmware: R201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 196 186 190 194 194 MB/s
Read 352
Write 236
Mixed 241
SusWrite 184
56% 253 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 86.2
4K Mixed 33.7
130% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 238
187% 259 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,023,630 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $218 @ launch in Feb '12
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Typical Extreme 240GB Builds (Compare 10,551 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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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: 68% - Good Total price: $781

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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

6 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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