Average Bench: 84.4% (121st of 848)

Based on 1,931 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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Very good average bench

The SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB averaged just 15.5% 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 Random Read Speed 27.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 72.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB is 46%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 44.7MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 177MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,931 samples)
Min Avg Max
344 Read 473 515
230 Write 416 488
251 Mixed 415 484
96.9% 435 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.7 4K Read 27.6 36.2
34.1 4K Write 72.5 116
12.9 4K Mixed 21.5 29.9
108% 40.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.7 DQ Read 177 363
57.5 DQ Write 190 326
12.8 DQ Mixed 44.7 65.3
72% 137 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
156GB free
Firmware: X21200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 481
Write 448
Mixed 436
102% 455 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 25.9
140% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 56.8
117% 238 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: X21200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 501
Write 402
Mixed 404
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 66.5
4K Mixed 24.4
108% 39.5 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 62
86% 158 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: X212 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 366
Write 233
Mixed 280
65% 293 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 54.5
4K Mixed 25
101% 35.3 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 173
DQ Mixed 62.5
84% 155 MB/s
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BHPhotoUS $104.999 months ago.
AmazonUS $129.152 months ago.
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Typical Extreme Pro 240GB Builds (Compare 445 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 18%
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Desktop
Desktop 46%
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Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: Asrock 980DE3/U3S3 R2.0

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $292

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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 2 years ago.

Excellent

2 years ago.


Liked

13 days ago.

Comment 

excellent performance and 10 year warranty.—Nov '14

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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


Good

1 month ago.

nice


Good

13 days 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


Poor

1 month ago.

extream fast


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