Average Bench: 76% (542nd of 1058)

Based on 6,656 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]

Good average bench

The SanDisk Extreme 240GB averaged 24.0% 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 188MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme 240GB is 36%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 172MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 233MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,656 samples)
Min Avg Max
302 Read 372 436
163 Write 233 260
210 Mixed 256 278
109 SusWrite 172 212
57.5% 258 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.1 4K Read 30 37.2
31.3 4K Write 77.4 113
22.4 4K Mixed 34.9 43.9
131% 47.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
169 DQ Read 265 302
92.5 DQ Write 201 241
78.8 DQ Mixed 188 238
153% 218 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: R211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 209 199 208 207 208 MB/s
Read 316
Write 240
Mixed 251
SusWrite 201
56% 252 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 34.2
149% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 135
130% 206 MB/s
22GB free
Firmware: R211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 148 168 169 164 154 MB/s
Read 417
Write 250
Mixed 250
SusWrite 163
60% 270 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 33.8
142% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 124
123% 195 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,089,522 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $218 @ launch in Feb '12
AmazonUS $37924 days
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Typical Extreme 240GB Builds (Compare 8,173 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 29% - Poor Total price: $1,016

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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

8 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

9 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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