Average Bench: 66.5% - 377th / 836

Based on 1,159 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 33.5% 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 25.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 73.3MB/s
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme 240GB is 35%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 207MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 14.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,159 samples)
Min Avg Max
308 Read 464 516
149 Write 207 246
177 Mixed 262 311
68.3% 311 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 25.7 35.1
35 4K Write 73.3 116
9.83 4K Mixed 14.9 21.2
96.9% 38 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.3 DQ Read 163 289
59 DQ Write 161 229
9.56 DQ Mixed 43.6 78
65.3% 122 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
88GB free
Firmware: R211 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 485
Write 236
Mixed 283
74% 335 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 15.9
122% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 23.4
79% 173 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,124,209 SSDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $178.836 months ago.
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Gaming 75%
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Workstation
Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,060

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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

3 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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