Average Bench: 91.1% (287th of 1040)

Based on 8,161 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 8.9% 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 28.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB is 51.6%. 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 256MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 355MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,161 samples)
Min Avg Max
338 Read 459 510
258 Write 408 482
168 Mixed 256 316
162 SusWrite 355 479
82.9% 369 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 28.6 35.4
33.5 4K Write 74.3 113
21.5 4K Mixed 33.4 42.5
126% 45.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
46.8 DQ Read 309 378
90 DQ Write 258 340
43.4 DQ Mixed 146 164
147% 238 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
220GB free
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 481 486 487 488 488 489 MB/s
Read 507
Write 485
Mixed 292
SusWrite 487
100% 443 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 41.3
158% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 163
175% 291 MB/s
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 352 414 421 419 419 MB/s
Read 447
Write 430
Mixed 255
SusWrite 408
87% 385 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 33.5
4K Mixed 26.6
84% 27 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 160
156% 250 MB/s
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 425 415 414 417 421 423 MB/s
Read 441
Write 428
Mixed 262
SusWrite 419
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 33
4K Mixed 23.1
78% 25.6 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 164
155% 244 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 431 422 417 423 425 426 MB/s
Read 447
Write 430
Mixed 271
SusWrite 424
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 29.3
4K Mixed 22.4
73% 23.5 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 160
154% 243 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 417 409 416 418 420 MB/s
Read 445
Write 420
Mixed 277
SusWrite 418
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 33.7
4K Mixed 22.4
76% 25.1 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 162
151% 237 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $237 @ launch in Jun '14
BHPhotoUS $792 years
AmazonUS $967 mins
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Typical Extreme Pro 240GB Builds (Compare 263 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 7829DB2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $394

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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 6 years ago.

Excellent

11 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

6 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

2 years ago.

Just fast


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