Average Bench: 76.6% (472nd of 1009)

Based on 3,795 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 23.3% 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 30.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme 240GB is 34.6%. 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 232MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,795 samples)
Min Avg Max
300 Read 371 428
174 Write 232 260
209 Mixed 253 276
117 SusWrite 174 206
57.4% 257 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.2 4K Read 30.2 37.2
40.1 4K Write 78.8 117
23.7 4K Mixed 35 44.3
132% 48 MB/s
Min Avg Max
153 DQ Read 268 302
106 DQ Write 210 241
75.2 DQ Mixed 187 239
154% 221 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
50GB free
Firmware: R201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0 0 0 0.4 146 190 MB/s
Read 349
Write 249
Mixed 263
SusWrite 56.1
51% 229 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 43
165% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 226
180% 253 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: R201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 153 157 155 159 158 MB/s
Read 320
Write 228
Mixed 243
SusWrite 154
53% 236 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 75.9
4K Mixed 35.5
133% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 185
144% 199 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,995,249 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $218 @ launch in Feb '12
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Typical Extreme 240GB Builds (Compare 14,237 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 58%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
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Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $891

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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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Poor

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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

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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