Average Bench: 72.8% (283rd of 859)

Based on 523 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 27.2% 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 27.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 75.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme II 120GB is 34.5%. 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 41.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 257MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 523 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 444 482
155 Write 257 313
169 Mixed 290 356
72.9% 330 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 4K Read 27.5 34.7
38.7 4K Write 75.5 114
12.3 4K Mixed 19.6 25.9
107% 40.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.3 DQ Read 183 339
59 DQ Write 174 279
12.4 DQ Mixed 41.1 61.9
68.6% 133 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
50GB free
Firmware: R1311 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 475
Write 307
Mixed 327
82% 370 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 61.4
4K Mixed 22.7
98% 36 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 60.4
108% 214 MB/s
12GB free
Firmware: R1311 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 493
Write 176
Mixed 274
69% 314 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 83.4
4K Mixed 23.8
122% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 62.3
105% 207 MB/s
15GB free
Firmware: R1311 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 461
Write 249
Mixed 327
76% 345 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 51.3
4K Mixed 22.5
89% 31.8 MB/s
DQ Read 210
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 61.2
80% 145 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: R1311 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 415
Write 313
Mixed 346
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 55.9
4K Mixed 18.3
94% 33.7 MB/s
DQ Read 29
DQ Write 67.5
DQ Mixed 15.4
21% 37.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,864,299 SSDs tested.

Typical Extreme II 120GB Builds (Compare 338 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2P

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 33% - Below average Total price: $130

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