Average Bench: 89.8% (272nd of 1011)

Based on 6,443 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 10.2% 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 27.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB is 52%. 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 357MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,443 samples)
Min Avg Max
331 Read 452 508
249 Write 405 481
181 Mixed 257 320
170 SusWrite 357 465
82.5% 368 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 27.9 35.6
31.2 4K Write 72.6 112
20 4K Mixed 32.6 42.2
122% 44.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35 DQ Read 306 376
82.1 DQ Write 253 336
75.4 DQ Mixed 146 165
146% 235 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
75GB free
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 475 458 438 422 417 400 MB/s
Read 509
Write 464
Mixed 259
SusWrite 435
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 43.3
168% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 87
112% 194 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 463 471 476 474 474 MB/s
Read 508
Write 477
Mixed 312
SusWrite 467
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 73
4K Mixed 37.2
136% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 162
173% 287 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 441 420 450 456 442 MB/s
Read 480
Write 442
Mixed 288
SusWrite 440
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 66.8
4K Mixed 33.9
122% 43.1 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 159
171% 285 MB/s
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X212
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 224 224 224 225 224 MB/s
Read 364
Write 225
Mixed 168
SusWrite 224
55% 245 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 50.3
4K Mixed 28
104% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 132
119% 181 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,849,350 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $237 @ launch in Jun '14
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Typical Extreme Pro 240GB Builds (Compare 2,555 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G1.Sniper Z97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - 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

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

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

15 months ago.

Just fast


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