Average Bench: 91.1% (187th of 956)

Based on 5,255 user benchmarks.  Models: SanDisk SDSSDXPS240G, SanDisk SDSSDXPS240G 142573401701 X21000RL, SanDisk SDSSDXPS

The 240GB Sandisk Extreme Pro uses the same controller and NAND as its 13 months younger predecessor, the Extreme II. Comparing the Extreme II and Extreme Pro shows that average performance has increased by 10% but peak performance remains broadly unchanged. The Pro features an improved nCache which uses an SLC buffer to cache writes prior to writing them to the slower MLC NAND. In order to benefit from this improved caching, huge amounts of data need to be written for extended periods, an unlikely consumer scenario. Comparing core performance between the Samsung 840 Evo and Extreme Pro shows that the Extreme Pro averages around 12% faster than the Evo. The Extreme Pro also has a 10 year warranty but I wonder if SATA 3 will even be around at that time. Although the Extreme Pro has a superb performance profile it's not a game changer. [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]

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Excellent average bench

The SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB averaged just 8.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 124MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB is 53.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 294MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 366MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,255 samples)
Min Avg Max
349 Read 462 513
302 Write 416 485
192 Mixed 294 476
168 SusWrite 366 470
86.3% 384 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 27.9 36.3
36.8 4K Write 76.5 117
15.6 4K Mixed 31.1 43.1
123% 45.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.2 DQ Read 287 378
84.7 DQ Write 261 340
19.4 DQ Mixed 124 165
134% 224 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
218GB free
Firmware: X212
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 407 409 418 418 417 MB/s
Read 512
Write 485
Mixed 350
SusWrite 406
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 47.4
192% 74.7 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 46.5
120% 254 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X212
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 119 119 119 119 119 MB/s
Read 303
Write 206
Mixed 193
SusWrite 116
46% 205 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 58.2
4K Mixed 27.1
105% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 99.8
DQ Write 93.8
DQ Mixed 91.2
70% 94.9 MB/s
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 6.5 33 50 65 55 MB/s
Read 466
Write 61.3
Mixed 92.8
SusWrite 38.7
35% 165 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 7
47% 11.7 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $237 @ launch in Jun '14
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Typical Extreme Pro 240GB Builds (Compare 871 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A75M-D3H

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $329

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 Comments

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2. Flash Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC

Play games? Make games? It’s time to get Extreme...

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible

9 months ago.

Comment 

excellent performance and 10 year warranty.—Nov '14

Comment 

i ran several benchmarks on several ssds, this sandisk performs best at writing but only above average on reading...according to my benchmarks... i have it.—Aug '15


Excellent

4 years ago.


Good

17 months ago.

The review for this is poor considering that it is faster the Samsung Pro/Evo etc through extensive testing. The Drive is the fastest out there. See review: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/6471/sandisk-extreme-pro-240gb-ssd-review/index10.html


Excellent

29 days ago.

Just fast


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