Average Bench: 76.6% (477th of 1011)

Based on 4,225 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 23.4% 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 181MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme 240GB is 33.2%. 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 174MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 231MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,225 samples)
Min Avg Max
311 Read 371 428
177 Write 231 260
216 Mixed 253 276
120 SusWrite 174 209
57.4% 257 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.5 4K Read 30.3 37.2
40.6 4K Write 79 115
24.2 4K Mixed 35.1 44.1
133% 48.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
170 DQ Read 264 302
124 DQ Write 207 240
78.1 DQ Mixed 181 237
150% 217 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
95GB free
Firmware: R211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 203 206 200 196 209 MB/s
Read 404
Write 254
Mixed 274
SusWrite 206
64% 284 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 43.7
167% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 149
143% 226 MB/s
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 141 144 116 124 128 MB/s
Read 411
Write 244
Mixed 273
SusWrite 137
59% 266 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 38.8
148% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 220
169% 231 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,503,312 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $218 @ launch in Feb '12
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Typical Extreme 240GB Builds (Compare 15,598 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 47%
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Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $845

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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

6 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

7 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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