Average Bench: 91.6% (291st of 1053)

Based on 8,285 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 8.4% 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 29MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB is 43.5%. 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 258MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 360MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,285 samples)
Min Avg Max
348 Read 463 508
290 Write 408 478
188 Mixed 258 299
166 SusWrite 360 475
83.5% 373 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.1 4K Read 29 35.3
40.6 4K Write 73.9 112
22.8 4K Mixed 33.6 41.8
126% 45.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
150 DQ Read 305 377
93.6 DQ Write 255 339
64.5 DQ Mixed 146 164
146% 235 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 416 455 465 473 479 MB/s
Read 504
Write 471
Mixed 289
SusWrite 430
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 42.9
169% 64.2 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 162
173% 287 MB/s
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 420 420 418 412 414 416 MB/s
Read 415
Write 412
Mixed 263
SusWrite 417
85% 377 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 80.9
4K Mixed 32.2
124% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 164
162% 261 MB/s
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X212
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 125 123 124 124 125 MB/s
Read 366
Write 224
Mixed 160
SusWrite 124
48% 218 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 47.6
4K Mixed 26.6
100% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 236
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 138
122% 183 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,986,166 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $237 @ launch in Jun '14
BHPhotoUS $792 years
AmazonUS $906 mins
EbayUS $9024 mins
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Typical Extreme Pro 240GB Builds (Compare 5,734 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: HP Z420 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $644

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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

14 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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