Average Bench: 91.8% (295th of 1058)

Based on 9,140 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 8.1% 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 147MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB is 44.5%. 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 259MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 360MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,140 samples)
Min Avg Max
349 Read 462 508
264 Write 408 476
188 Mixed 259 305
164 SusWrite 360 477
83.6% 372 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 4K Read 28.8 35.5
36 4K Write 73.9 111
22.3 4K Mixed 33.5 42.3
126% 45.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
159 DQ Read 315 378
92.2 DQ Write 264 340
75.4 DQ Mixed 147 164
149% 242 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 469 472 433 437 431 MB/s
Read 447
Write 432
Mixed 264
SusWrite 449
90% 398 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 97.1
4K Mixed 41.6
156% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 168
177% 293 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 441 437 441 430 439 MB/s
Read 468
Write 436
Mixed 283
SusWrite 437
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 81.8
4K Mixed 30.3
125% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 156
164% 271 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 335 317 311 319 310 MB/s
Read 411
Write 374
Mixed 261
SusWrite 323
77% 342 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 60.8
4K Mixed 28.7
106% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 188
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 148
115% 160 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 43,098,705 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $237 @ launch in Jun '14
BHPhotoUS $792 years
AmazonUS $906 mins
EbayUS $9023 mins
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Typical Extreme Pro 240GB Builds (Compare 15,145 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $751

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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

16 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

4 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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