Average Bench: 92.4% (270th of 1034)

Based on 7,899 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 7.6% 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 151MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB is 44.3%. 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 261MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 362MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,899 samples)
Min Avg Max
355 Read 462 509
307 Write 414 481
181 Mixed 261 320
178 SusWrite 362 476
84.1% 375 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.3 4K Read 28.6 36
30.1 4K Write 75.2 112
20.7 4K Mixed 33.1 42
126% 45.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
208 DQ Read 331 378
134 DQ Write 272 337
103 DQ Mixed 151 165
154% 251 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
155GB free
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 466 475 477 483 484 484 MB/s
Read 501
Write 450
Mixed 283
SusWrite 478
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 82.3
4K Mixed 37.8
141% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 162
175% 291 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 415 379 345 330 325 MB/s
Read 468
Write 444
Mixed 250
SusWrite 369
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 72.1
4K Mixed 35.1
128% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 157
170% 283 MB/s
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X212
SusWrite @10s intervals: 224 225 224 226 226 225 MB/s
Read 362
Write 226
Mixed 160
SusWrite 225
54% 243 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 50.9
4K Mixed 28.9
106% 35.8 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 138
121% 182 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,502,423 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $237 @ launch in Jun '14
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Typical Extreme Pro 240GB Builds (Compare 239 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 7829DB2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $394

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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

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

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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