Average Bench: 66.3% (401st of 863)

Based on 2,279 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 33.6% 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 25.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 71.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme 240GB is 33.8%. 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 209MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,279 samples)
Min Avg Max
322 Read 468 518
150 Write 209 244
192 Mixed 265 312
69% 314 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.8 4K Read 25.1 35.2
30.6 4K Write 71.1 115
9.94 4K Mixed 15.1 21.4
94.9% 37.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23 DQ Read 168 291
52.4 DQ Write 160 229
9.6 DQ Mixed 45.1 76.9
66.5% 124 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
32GB free
Firmware: R211 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 198
Mixed 217
67% 309 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 91.7
4K Mixed 21.4
126% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 53.5
89% 174 MB/s
129GB free
Firmware: R211 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 500
Write 213
Mixed 302
74% 339 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 89.8
4K Mixed 13.1
112% 44.8 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 55
90% 175 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: R201 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 495
Write 229
Mixed 287
74% 337 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 65.7
4K Mixed 17
100% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 175
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 73.9
79% 131 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: R201 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 487
Write 183
Mixed 240
66% 304 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 58.3
4K Mixed 17.5
80% 31.2 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 59.9
90% 170 MB/s
186GB free
Firmware: R211
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 345
Write 130
Mixed 186
48% 220 MB/s
4K Read 17.8
4K Write 30
4K Mixed 11.8
58% 19.8 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 57.2
70% 127 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $340

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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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