Average Bench: 66.8% (387th of 853)

Based on 1,671 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 33.2% 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 25.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 71.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme 240GB is 33%. 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 206MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,671 samples)
Min Avg Max
334 Read 470 520
154 Write 206 242
182 Mixed 263 308
68.7% 313 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 25.3 35
30.9 4K Write 71.7 117
9.31 4K Mixed 15.1 21
95.6% 37.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.9 DQ Read 177 293
53.7 DQ Write 166 229
9.45 DQ Mixed 48.6 78.5
70.1% 130 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
110GB free
Firmware: R201 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 493
Write 217
Mixed 270
72% 327 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 63
4K Mixed 17.7
102% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 173
DQ Mixed 80.2
96% 169 MB/s
202GB free
Firmware: R211 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 517
Write 241
Mixed 295
77% 351 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 65.4
4K Mixed 17.8
101% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 30.3
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 12.2
34% 67.3 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: R201 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 456
Write 187
Mixed 248
65% 297 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 76.2
4K Mixed 12.1
90% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 79.1
107% 197 MB/s
132GB free
Firmware: R211 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 197
Mixed 280
72% 327 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 41.3
4K Mixed 12.9
68% 24.5 MB/s
DQ Read 22.7
DQ Write 54.5
DQ Mixed 10.7
16% 29.3 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: R201
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 309
Write 137
Mixed 165
45% 204 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 44.1
4K Mixed 15.6
71% 26 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 54.4
75% 140 MB/s
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AmazonUS $178.8311 months ago.
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop 63%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $260

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,292

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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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