Average Bench: 93.2% (193rd of 980)

Based on 5,134 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 6.8% 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 28.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB is 52.1%. 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 260MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 361MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,134 samples)
Min Avg Max
343 Read 459 509
289 Write 414 478
186 Mixed 260 314
162 SusWrite 361 473
83.8% 373 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.9 4K Read 28.9 36.2
39.9 4K Write 79.4 118
22.3 4K Mixed 33.8 43.4
129% 47.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36 DQ Read 319 378
102 DQ Write 280 340
38.3 DQ Mixed 147 165
152% 249 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
60GB free
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 477 475 474 480 479 MB/s
Read 504
Write 468
Mixed 276
SusWrite 463
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 37.5
145% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 160
172% 288 MB/s
61GB free
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 449 446 439 430 399 MB/s
Read 478
Write 416
Mixed 238
SusWrite 429
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 48.1
4K Mixed 29
101% 34.1 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 155
152% 243 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 387 378 373 366 390 378 MB/s
Read 450
Write 432
Mixed 250
SusWrite 378
85% 377 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 69.8
4K Mixed 26.2
112% 41 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 160
164% 269 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,464,199 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $237 @ launch in Jun '14
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Typical Extreme Pro 240GB Builds (Compare 1,845 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G1.Sniper Z97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $818

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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 4 years ago.

Terrible

1 month 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

4 years ago.


Good

21 months 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

5 months ago.

Just fast


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