Average Bench: 91.2% (234th of 992)

Based on 5,672 user benchmarks.  Models: SanDisk SDSSDXPS240G, SanDisk SDSSDXPS240G 142573401701 X21000RL, SanDisk SDSSDXPS

The 240GB Sandisk Extreme Pro uses the same controller and NAND as its 13 months younger predecessor, the Extreme II. Comparing the Extreme II and Extreme Pro shows that average performance has increased by 10% but peak performance remains broadly unchanged. The Pro features an improved nCache which uses an SLC buffer to cache writes prior to writing them to the slower MLC NAND. In order to benefit from this improved caching, huge amounts of data need to be written for extended periods, an unlikely consumer scenario. Comparing core performance between the Samsung 840 Evo and Extreme Pro shows that the Extreme Pro averages around 12% faster than the Evo. The Extreme Pro also has a 10 year warranty but I wonder if SATA 3 will even be around at that time. Although the Extreme Pro has a superb performance profile it's not a game changer. [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]

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Excellent average bench

The SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB averaged just 8.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 145MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB is 58.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 258MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 357MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,672 samples)
Min Avg Max
337 Read 457 512
263 Write 412 482
179 Mixed 258 302
155 SusWrite 357 474
83.2% 371 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.7 4K Read 28.5 36.4
24.6 4K Write 76.2 120
16.9 4K Mixed 32.9 43.9
126% 45.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34 DQ Read 307 378
87.2 DQ Write 269 339
39.3 DQ Mixed 145 165
148% 240 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
117GB free
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 473 470 471 472 472 472 MB/s
Read 493
Write 471
Mixed 300
SusWrite 472
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 82.2
4K Mixed 35
132% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 161
175% 292 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 273 443 383 273 227 208 MB/s
Read 428
Write 396
Mixed 270
SusWrite 301
78% 349 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 53.1
4K Mixed 29.9
106% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 157
164% 271 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 213 151 114 214 182 MB/s
Read 421
Write 361
Mixed 222
SusWrite 190
67% 299 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 37.5
141% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 34.1
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 38.9
40% 62.6 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,029,063 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $237 @ launch in Jun '14
BHPhotoUS $796 months
AmazonUS $12533 mins
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Typical Extreme Pro 240GB Builds (Compare 2,003 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G1.Sniper Z97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $818

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 Comments

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

Play games? Make games? It’s time to get Extreme...

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible

3 months ago.

Comment 

excellent performance and 10 year warranty.—Nov '14

Comment 

i ran several benchmarks on several ssds, this sandisk performs best at writing but only above average on reading...according to my benchmarks... i have it.—Aug '15


Excellent

4 years ago.


Good

23 months ago.

The review for this is poor considering that it is faster the Samsung Pro/Evo etc through extensive testing. The Drive is the fastest out there. See review: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/6471/sandisk-extreme-pro-240gb-ssd-review/index10.html


Excellent

6 months ago.

Just fast


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