Average Bench: 85.7% (300th of 991)

Based on 777 user benchmarks.  Model: SanDisk SDSSDXP120G

The 120GB Sandisk Extreme II proved to be a disappointment. I was expecting the same blistering performance as I saw on its larger 240GB sibling but that proved not to be the case. Comparing the 120GB and 240GB Extreme II's reveals that the larger 240GB version has peak speed ratings that are approximately 35% faster that the 120GB Extreme II. The main weakness of the 120GB Extreme II is its sequential write speed which is just 305 MB/s vs 492 MB/s on the 240GB version. Reduced write ability at lower capacities is explained by fewer NAND modules which reduce a controllers ability to parallelize slow write operations across different memory banks. Overall the Sandisk Extreme II sits amongst the bottom 20% of performers in the 120-128GB capacity category. Several of the drives in the group test have comparable performance at both the 120 and 240 GB capacities, those drives are the ones to go for. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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Very good average bench

The SanDisk Extreme II 120GB averaged just 14.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the SanDisk Extreme II 120GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 133MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 82.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme II 120GB is 42.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme II 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 216MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 257MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 777 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 462 511
216 Write 293 326
163 Mixed 216 250
130 SusWrite 257 321
68.4% 307 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.9 4K Read 28.3 34.8
45.4 4K Write 82.6 121
24.2 4K Mixed 33.7 41.7
130% 48.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.9 DQ Read 288 348
122 DQ Write 243 288
33.4 DQ Mixed 133 153
136% 221 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R1311
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 257 264 260 247 243 MB/s
Read 489
Write 319
Mixed 217
SusWrite 260
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 37.5
142% 53.6 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 148
156% 258 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R1311
SusWrite @10s intervals: 245 246 227 233 233 224 MB/s
Read 474
Write 267
Mixed 242
SusWrite 235
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 78.7
4K Mixed 35.7
135% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 145
134% 208 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R1311
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 197 176 179 172 169 MB/s
Read 466
Write 264
Mixed 212
SusWrite 183
62% 281 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 47
4K Mixed 27.2
97% 32.9 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 139
123% 186 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,089,043 SSDs tested.

Typical Extreme II 120GB Builds (Compare 10,579 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $854

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