SanDiskSDSSDXP-120G-G25
$130
SanDiskSDSSDXPS-240G
 $130 

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2. Flash Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC. Release date: Q2 2013.

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2. Flash Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 13,274 user samples
2,412 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 87GB free
Poor: 59% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 390th / 1058
10,862 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 83GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 65% 20GB free (System drive)
Poor: 65% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 295th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
85 % 91.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
465 MB/s +2% 455 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
292 MB/s 406 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+39%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28 MB/s 28.9 MB/s +3%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
79 MB/s +3% 76.5 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
219 MB/s 258 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+18%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.7 MB/s 33.4 MB/s +2%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
260 MB/s 350 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+35%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
509 MB/s 509 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
326 MB/s 479 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+47%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
34.6 MB/s 35.6 MB/s +3%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
119 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+5%
113 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
252 MB/s 316 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+25%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
40.5 MB/s 42.4 MB/s +5%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
324 MB/s 480 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+48%
Market Share
Based on 57,592,379 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.01 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
5.2 % 13.7 % Hugely better value.
+164%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 54 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
Price
Price (score)
$130 $79 Much cheaper.
+39%
Age
Newest
111 Months 98 Months More recent.
+12%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
345 MB/s 376 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+9%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
286 MB/s 343 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+20%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,092 Pts 1,214 Pts Stronger server IO.
+11%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
153 MB/s 164 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+7%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
300 MB/s 325 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+8%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
239 MB/s 267 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+12%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
139 MB/s 148 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+6%
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 240GB
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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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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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