Average Bench: 76.3% (464th of 1000)

Based on 3,921 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 23.6% 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 183MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme 240GB is 34.9%. 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 170MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 228MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,921 samples)
Min Avg Max
298 Read 370 428
150 Write 228 259
181 Mixed 250 277
111 SusWrite 170 204
56.7% 254 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.2 4K Read 30.5 37.4
26.8 4K Write 79.4 121
22 4K Mixed 34.9 44.6
133% 48.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
132 DQ Read 264 302
67.3 DQ Write 204 240
68.7 DQ Mixed 183 238
151% 217 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 130 111 112 111 113 MB/s
Read 356
Write 217
Mixed 256
SusWrite 115
52% 236 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 94.7
4K Mixed 39.3
152% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 230
174% 236 MB/s
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 162 167 173 167 164 MB/s
Read 289
Write 218
Mixed 204
SusWrite 166
49% 219 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 97.4
4K Mixed 40.2
141% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 222
163% 212 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R112
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 180 153 172 161 154 MB/s
Read 318
Write 228
Mixed 234
SusWrite 166
53% 236 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 45.6
4K Mixed 28
99% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 28.6
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 33.3
49% 85.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,382,218 SSDs tested.

 Prices

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,021

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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

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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