Average Bench: 89.2% (328th of 1058)

Based on 2,348 user benchmarks.  Models: SanDisk SDSSDXP240G, SanDisk SDSSDXP2

The Sandisk Extreme II uses the 88SS9187-BLD2 controller, Marvel's latest, and Sandisk's own 19MM MLC Memory. On paper this makes an extremely good combination and the benchmarks agree. The Extreme II scored an impressive 1143 in the server orientated AS SSD Benchmark putting it amongst the more capable server drives. In terms of real world consumer performance the Extreme II also fared well achieving a real world speed index score of 570.5 MB/s, amongst the top three scores we have seen to date. The Extreme II has everything going for it apart from its price which is currently significantly above average and hurting its value rating. Because the Extreme is the newest SSD we have in our group test we expect prices will drop with time. Until then, however, there is better value to be had elsewhere. [Jun '13 SSDrivePro]

Very good average bench

The SanDisk Extreme II 240GB averaged just 10.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the SanDisk Extreme II 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 139MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme II 240GB is 44.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme II 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 228MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 331MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,348 samples)
Min Avg Max
364 Read 463 508
277 Write 388 470
159 Mixed 228 272
150 SusWrite 331 465
78.9% 352 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.5 4K Read 27.9 33.8
37.1 4K Write 76.2 110
21.1 4K Mixed 31.8 39.8
123% 45.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
209 DQ Read 316 362
116 DQ Write 264 307
98.5 DQ Mixed 139 154
145% 240 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
70GB free
Firmware: R1311
SusWrite @10s intervals: 462 358 356 413 406 322 MB/s
Read 492
Write 457
Mixed 256
SusWrite 386
89% 398 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 38.3
153% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 153
162% 268 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R1311
SusWrite @10s intervals: 297 253 249 202 220 231 MB/s
Read 490
Write 356
Mixed 232
SusWrite 242
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 34.4
145% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 131
149% 256 MB/s
178GB free
Firmware: R131
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 434 437 445 445 451 MB/s
Read 486
Write 440
Mixed 259
SusWrite 438
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 54
4K Mixed 29.3
106% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 134
121% 184 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,301,724 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $210 @ launch in May '13
AmazonUS $1102 years
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Typical Extreme II 240GB Builds (Compare 8,390 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock AB350 Pro4 - $128

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $755

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 Comments

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2. Flash Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC

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Liked

4 years ago.

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I have had 4 separate units of this model fail 5 times in 3 months. There is no use for this type of unreliable SSD. Lost data, time and money.


Very good

8 years ago.

Review  www.legitreviews.com/...

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