Average Bench: 89.9% (285th of 1026)

Based on 7,400 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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Very good average bench

The SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB averaged just 10.0% 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 146MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB is 52.5%. 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 260MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 354MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,400 samples)
Min Avg Max
341 Read 455 509
266 Write 408 480
186 Mixed 260 314
161 SusWrite 354 474
82.8% 369 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.5 4K Read 28 36
37.1 4K Write 72 114
20.5 4K Mixed 32.6 42.8
122% 44.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.5 DQ Read 308 376
95.4 DQ Write 263 340
39.2 DQ Mixed 146 165
147% 239 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
87GB free
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 420 426 435 455 430 MB/s
Read 498
Write 464
Mixed 274
SusWrite 425
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 70.6
4K Mixed 34.4
127% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 162
171% 283 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 430 440 428 431 427 MB/s
Read 497
Write 432
Mixed 270
SusWrite 436
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 72.3
4K Mixed 34.2
127% 45.4 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 156
158% 257 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 401 401 397 385 366 MB/s
Read 453
Write 430
Mixed 273
SusWrite 391
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 36.5
4K Mixed 25.7
84% 27.8 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 158
154% 243 MB/s
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X212
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 225 225 226 225 223 MB/s
Read 366
Write 224
Mixed 188
SusWrite 225
56% 251 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 52
4K Mixed 27.7
105% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 136
120% 181 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,651,405 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $237 @ launch in Jun '14
BHPhotoUS $7921 months
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Typical Extreme Pro 240GB Builds (Compare 2,969 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G1.Sniper Z97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $822

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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 5 years ago.

Excellent

5 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

5 years ago.


Good

3 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

21 months ago.

Just fast


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