Average Bench: 76.2% (412th of 964)

Based on 2,404 user benchmarks.  Models: SanDisk SDSSDX240GG25, SanDisk SDSSDX24, SanDisk SDSSDX240GG25 (disk0)

The Sandisk Extreme was once a good choice of SSD thanks to its extremely (pun intended) competitive price. In terms of performance the Extreme would of course obliterate any regular hard drive but at 16 months old the Extreme can no longer compete with more recent SSDs. In terms of typical consumer workloads the Sandisk delivers below average performance and is even less capable when it comes to server workloads scoring a total of just 761 on the AS-SSD benchmark. The weaknesses in performance are a consequence of the now dated Sandforce SF2281VB1 controller which delivers sub-optimal compressible transfer rates. The best thing the Sandisk Extreme has going for it is that its successor, the Extreme II, was just recently released. [Jun '13 SSDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The SanDisk Extreme 240GB averaged 23.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the SanDisk Extreme 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 187MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme 240GB is 33.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 172MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 229MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,404 samples)
Min Avg Max
302 Read 370 429
172 Write 229 259
213 Mixed 252 276
118 SusWrite 172 207
57% 256 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.1 4K Read 29.8 37.3
39.2 4K Write 80 119
22.1 4K Mixed 34.8 44.4
132% 48.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
130 DQ Read 265 302
123 DQ Write 206 240
74.7 DQ Mixed 187 240
153% 220 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
201GB free
Firmware: R211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 219 201 203 199 200 202 MB/s
Read 416
Write 267
Mixed 280
SusWrite 204
65% 292 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 43.1
176% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 147
142% 226 MB/s
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 184 188 159 150 159 MB/s
Read 429
Write 250
Mixed 269
SusWrite 174
62% 281 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 86.2
4K Mixed 32.9
136% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 139
132% 207 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 192 182 186 180 188 MB/s
Read 390
Write 242
Mixed 259
SusWrite 185
60% 269 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 30.6
134% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 133
128% 202 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,549,794 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $218 @ launch in Feb '12
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop 63%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $957

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 Comments

Controller: SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND: SanDisk 24nm Toggle Mode MLC

AS SSD Read/Write bench: 280/340...

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Good

5 years ago.

Superb value for money given its relatively low price. In absolute terms its performance is very slightly surpassed by more expensive drives ( Kingston HyperX and Corsair Performance Pro )


Excellent

6 years ago.

Superb value for money, there's not a lot between the top SSD's nowadays but in terms of price this one's a strong contender, nearly £100 cheaper than the Corsair Performance Pro with almost as good performance. The price difference is due to the different types of memory used. 34nm on the pro vs 24nm on the extreme. The Pro will live for approx double the number of read/write cycles.


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