Average Bench: 91.7% (295th of 1059)

Based on 10,862 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 8.3% 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 49.1%. 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 350MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,862 samples)
Min Avg Max
349 Read 455 509
282 Write 406 479
179 Mixed 258 316
168 SusWrite 350 480
82.4% 367 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.7 4K Read 28.9 35.6
40.1 4K Write 76.5 113
21.8 4K Mixed 33.4 42.4
127% 46.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
174 DQ Read 325 376
83.1 DQ Write 267 343
81.3 DQ Mixed 148 164
151% 246 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
104GB free
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 467 458 475 478 481 MB/s
Read 488
Write 465
Mixed 287
SusWrite 469
96% 427 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 39.5
150% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 161
173% 287 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 59,024,878 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $237 @ launch in Jun '14
AmazonUS $7917 mins
EbayUS $794 mins
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Typical Extreme Pro 240GB Builds (Compare 2,582 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $435

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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 8 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

8 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

4 years ago.

Just fast


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