Average Bench: 66.4% (385th of 848)

Based on 1,299 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 25.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 72.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme 240GB is 34.6%. 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 208MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 14.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,299 samples)
Min Avg Max
316 Read 464 512
151 Write 208 244
180 Mixed 263 309
68.4% 311 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.2 4K Read 25.5 34.7
33.5 4K Write 72.9 114
9.52 4K Mixed 14.8 20.4
96.2% 37.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.5 DQ Read 166 289
57.4 DQ Write 161 229
9.6 DQ Mixed 43.8 78
65.9% 124 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
12GB free
Firmware: R112 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 521
Write 175
Mixed 286
72% 327 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 16.1
107% 43.1 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 65.7
96% 182 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: R201 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 491
Write 197
Mixed 236
67% 308 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 15
122% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 34
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 11.9
45% 92.5 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: R201 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 480
Write 216
Mixed 272
71% 323 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 59.9
4K Mixed 14.7
83% 31.9 MB/s
DQ Read 236
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 78.5
97% 172 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: R211 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 482
Write 178
Mixed 225
64% 295 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 61.1
4K Mixed 12.7
80% 31.6 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 45.9
87% 176 MB/s
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AmazonUS $178.837 months ago.
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Gaming 60%
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Desktop
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: $1,093

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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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