Average Bench: 90.5% (255th of 1003)

Based on 1,580 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]

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Excellent average bench

The SanDisk Extreme II 240GB averaged just 9.4% 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 132MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 83.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme II 240GB is 53.6%. 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 332MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,580 samples)
Min Avg Max
340 Read 458 511
244 Write 391 471
156 Mixed 228 289
124 SusWrite 332 469
78.9% 352 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.3 4K Read 28.6 35.3
41.5 4K Write 83.6 123
21.9 4K Mixed 32.8 40.8
130% 48.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.7 DQ Read 300 364
92.8 DQ Write 260 306
34 DQ Mixed 132 155
139% 230 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
72GB free
Firmware: R1311
SusWrite @10s intervals: 440 441 442 431 424 432 MB/s
Read 502
Write 437
Mixed 255
SusWrite 435
91% 407 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 79.5
4K Mixed 36.2
136% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 134
120% 182 MB/s
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R1311
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 314 302 298 289 283 MB/s
Read 467
Write 358
Mixed 230
SusWrite 303
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 51.1
4K Mixed 24.8
94% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 149
152% 246 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R1311
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 148 147 141 147 145 MB/s
Read 335
Write 145
Mixed 168
SusWrite 145
44% 198 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 44.5
4K Mixed 27.3
96% 32.2 MB/s
DQ Read 180
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 113
93% 134 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,731,349 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $210 @ launch in May '13
AmazonUS $1103 months
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Typical Extreme II 240GB Builds (Compare 39,596 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $565

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 Comments

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

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2 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.


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6 years ago.

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