Average Bench: 66.7% (381st of 848)

Based on 1,403 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 33.3% 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 Write Speed 73.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme 240GB is 34.2%. 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 207MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,403 samples)
Min Avg Max
317 Read 463 515
151 Write 207 244
179 Mixed 262 307
68.3% 311 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.2 4K Read 25.6 34.7
32.3 4K Write 73.4 114
9.31 4K Mixed 15 20.9
96.9% 38 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.9 DQ Read 171 290
57.8 DQ Write 163 230
9.64 DQ Mixed 44.5 78
67% 126 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
171GB free
Firmware: R201 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 225
Mixed 282
73% 333 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 22.1
142% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 79.5
101% 179 MB/s
3GB free
Firmware: R211 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 513
Write 200
Mixed 252
70% 322 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 19.6
138% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 62.3
95% 182 MB/s
13GB free
Firmware: R211 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 490
Write 165
Mixed 252
66% 302 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 22
133% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 43.8
83% 167 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: R201 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 506
Write 211
Mixed 243
70% 320 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 77.2
4K Mixed 17.3
110% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 67.5
98% 184 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: R211 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 476
Write 137
Mixed 181
57% 265 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 12.4
4K Mixed 13
60% 16.4 MB/s
DQ Read 133
DQ Write 55.2
DQ Mixed 37.2
43% 75.2 MB/s
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Gaming 60%
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Desktop 63%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,088

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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

4 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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