Average Bench: 91% (258th of 1011)

Based on 6,139 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 9.0% 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 28.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB is 47.9%. 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 357MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,139 samples)
Min Avg Max
337 Read 457 507
265 Write 411 476
188 Mixed 258 300
176 SusWrite 357 472
83.1% 371 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 28.2 35.7
36.8 4K Write 72.6 111
19.6 4K Mixed 33.1 42.2
124% 44.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
99.7 DQ Read 315 376
102 DQ Write 271 340
70.9 DQ Mixed 148 164
150% 245 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 426 417 421 417 280 MB/s
Read 458
Write 429
Mixed 263
SusWrite 396
87% 386 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 62.6
4K Mixed 31.9
114% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 159
169% 281 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 412 349 355 352 347 MB/s
Read 445
Write 458
Mixed 286
SusWrite 376
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 45.9
4K Mixed 28.6
98% 33 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 161
163% 264 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 342 362 354 352 350 343 MB/s
Read 481
Write 440
Mixed 284
SusWrite 350
87% 389 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 50.5
4K Mixed 28.9
104% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 58.4
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 89
94% 147 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,944,087 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $237 @ launch in Jun '14
BHPhotoUS $7911 months
AmazonUS $10016 mins
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Typical Extreme Pro 240GB Builds (Compare 2,302 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
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

8 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

12 months ago.

Just fast


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