Average Bench: 90.9% (262nd of 1011)

Based on 5,389 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 9.1% 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 28MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB is 49.8%. 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 257MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 364MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,389 samples)
Min Avg Max
330 Read 452 508
249 Write 408 480
176 Mixed 257 317
201 SusWrite 364 470
83.2% 370 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 4K Read 28 36.1
34 4K Write 72.8 113
20.1 4K Mixed 32.9 43
123% 44.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
142 DQ Read 315 376
93 DQ Write 262 337
77.4 DQ Mixed 148 165
149% 242 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 423 435 417 435 370 MB/s
Read 465
Write 432
Mixed 269
SusWrite 410
88% 394 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 63.7
4K Mixed 30.3
115% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 160
168% 278 MB/s
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 421 439 415 378 351 MB/s
Read 434
Write 447
Mixed 260
SusWrite 398
87% 385 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 64.4
4K Mixed 30.2
116% 41 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 158
166% 274 MB/s
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 338 343 339 335 328 MB/s
Read 343
Write 333
Mixed 238
SusWrite 328
70% 311 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 91.6
4K Mixed 40.4
145% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 149
137% 210 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 00RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 229 214 235 180 239 MB/s
Read 482
Write 393
Mixed 226
SusWrite 233
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 87.8
4K Mixed 38
137% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 238
DQ Write 253
DQ Mixed 124
127% 205 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,505,215 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $237 @ launch in Jun '14
BHPhotoUS $7913 months
AmazonUS $10017 mins
EbayUS $1003 mins
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Typical Extreme Pro 240GB Builds (Compare 2,425 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G1.Sniper Z97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $826

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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.

Terrible

10 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

2 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

14 months ago.

Just fast


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