Average Bench: 65.7% (432nd of 885)

Based on 2,274 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 34.2% 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 25MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 69.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme 240GB is 30.2%. 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 209MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 14.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,274 samples)
Min Avg Max
323 Read 467 518
158 Write 209 241
195 Mixed 265 311
68.9% 314 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.1 4K Read 25 34.5
30.1 4K Write 69.8 109
9.68 4K Mixed 14.6 21.1
93.6% 36.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.7 DQ Read 163 292
51.8 DQ Write 157 229
9.12 DQ Mixed 42.8 76.7
64.3% 121 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
108GB free
Firmware: R201 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 464
Write 202
Mixed 263
68% 309 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 70.7
4K Mixed 19.5
107% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 77.2
90% 156 MB/s
78GB free
Firmware: R211 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 484
Write 198
Mixed 265
69% 316 MB/s
4K Read 13.9
4K Write 42
4K Mixed 11.1
58% 22.3 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 46.8
69% 132 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: R201 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 495
Write 207
Mixed 293
73% 332 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 37.8
4K Mixed 12
65% 23.2 MB/s
DQ Read 54.3
DQ Write 52.5
DQ Mixed 29.3
29% 45.4 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: R201 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 493
Write 220
Mixed 290
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 33.5
4K Mixed 11.5
62% 21.6 MB/s
DQ Read 23.3
DQ Write 41.2
DQ Mixed 10
14% 24.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,673,394 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 - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - 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

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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