Average Bench: 72.9% (289th of 873)

Based on 728 user benchmarks.  Model: SanDisk SDSSDXP120G

The 120GB Sandisk Extreme II proved to be a disappointment. I was expecting the same blistering performance as I saw on its larger 240GB sibling but that proved not to be the case. Comparing the 120GB and 240GB Extreme II's reveals that the larger 240GB version has peak speed ratings that are approximately 35% faster that the 120GB Extreme II. The main weakness of the 120GB Extreme II is its sequential write speed which is just 305 MB/s vs 492 MB/s on the 240GB version. Reduced write ability at lower capacities is explained by fewer NAND modules which reduce a controllers ability to parallelize slow write operations across different memory banks. Overall the Sandisk Extreme II sits amongst the bottom 20% of performers in the 120-128GB capacity category. Several of the drives in the group test have comparable performance at both the 120 and 240 GB capacities, those drives are the ones to go for. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The SanDisk Extreme II 120GB averaged 27.0% 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 27.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 75.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme II 120GB is 34.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme II 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 40.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 260MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 728 samples)
Min Avg Max
354 Read 445 483
156 Write 260 316
170 Mixed 296 358
73.7% 334 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.7 4K Read 27.3 34.7
38 4K Write 75.1 117
12.1 4K Mixed 19.5 25.9
106% 40.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.1 DQ Read 182 342
53.6 DQ Write 178 281
11.9 DQ Mixed 40.2 61.9
68.7% 134 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
111GB free
Firmware: R1311 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 469
Write 305
Mixed 332
82% 369 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 27.7
145% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 60.9
114% 229 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: R1311 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 461
Write 264
Mixed 325
78% 350 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 90.5
4K Mixed 24.4
113% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 61.9
104% 205 MB/s
75GB free
Firmware: R1311 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 470
Write 312
Mixed 353
84% 379 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 93.3
4K Mixed 14.4
101% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 60.4
108% 214 MB/s
23GB free
Firmware: R1311 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 338
Write 223
Mixed 257
60% 273 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 44
4K Mixed 18.3
82% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 52.3
65% 117 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,230,364 SSDs tested.

Typical Extreme II 120GB Builds (Compare 6,887 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $717

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