Average Bench: 91.1% (298th of 1058)

Based on 10,260 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]

Excellent average bench

The SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB averaged just 8.8% 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 148MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB is 47.2%. 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 257MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 350MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,260 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 456 509
285 Write 406 478
178 Mixed 257 303
170 SusWrite 350 480
82.4% 367 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 4K Read 28.9 35.6
40.5 4K Write 74.6 113
22.9 4K Mixed 33.3 41.9
126% 45.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
175 DQ Read 320 375
83.6 DQ Write 260 339
82.3 DQ Mixed 148 164
150% 243 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 479 481 482 483 479 481 MB/s
Read 509
Write 476
Mixed 287
SusWrite 481
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 43.4
173% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 162
167% 274 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 243 252 218 226 224 MB/s
Read 500
Write 384
Mixed 148
SusWrite 247
71% 320 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 91.5
4K Mixed 38.2
147% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 162
163% 262 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 314 360 333 198 169 188 MB/s
Read 454
Write 399
Mixed 261
SusWrite 260
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 54
4K Mixed 30
107% 36.7 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 143
140% 228 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 174 165 183 185 169 MB/s
Read 438
Write 316
Mixed 184
SusWrite 185
62% 281 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 59.1
4K Mixed 27.9
100% 36.3 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 130
141% 237 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X212
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 119 125 123 122 122 MB/s
Read 365
Write 226
Mixed 154
SusWrite 122
48% 217 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 46.1
4K Mixed 28.3
102% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 236
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 133
119% 181 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $237 @ launch in Jun '14
BHPhotoUS $793 years
AmazonUS $8013 mins
EbayUS $809 days
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Typical Extreme Pro 240GB Builds (Compare 20,112 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $696

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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 7 years ago.

Excellent

2 years 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

7 years ago.


Good

5 years 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

3 years ago.

Just fast


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