Average Bench: 91.5% (194th of 964)

Based on 4,983 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 8.4% 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 143MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB is 58.2%. 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 362MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,983 samples)
Min Avg Max
328 Read 455 512
250 Write 407 483
181 Mixed 259 317
151 SusWrite 362 475
83.2% 371 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.6 4K Read 28.1 36.6
35.7 4K Write 75.3 118
20.4 4K Mixed 33.1 43.9
125% 45.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.6 DQ Read 310 379
95.2 DQ Write 277 340
36.8 DQ Mixed 143 165
149% 243 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 492 491 491 491 494 MB/s
Read 516
Write 488
Mixed 297
SusWrite 476
100% 444 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 45
181% 69.7 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 164
173% 287 MB/s
75GB free
Firmware: X21100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 358 408 447 462 468 456 MB/s
Read 491
Write 434
Mixed 257
SusWrite 433
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 40.7
162% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 164
175% 290 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,690,586 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $237 @ launch in Jun '14
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Typical Extreme Pro 240GB Builds (Compare 1,668 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G1.Sniper Z97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $499

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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

10 months ago.

Comment 

excellent performance and 10 year warranty.—Nov '14

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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

19 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

2 months ago.

Just fast


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