Average Bench: 91.8% (234th of 1000)

Based on 5,882 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 8.1% 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 28.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB is 57.5%. 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 258MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 357MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,882 samples)
Min Avg Max
336 Read 456 511
270 Write 408 481
178 Mixed 258 302
149 SusWrite 357 478
82.9% 370 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.4 4K Read 28.6 36.4
31.1 4K Write 76.2 121
18.9 4K Mixed 33.3 43.9
126% 46 MB/s
Min Avg Max
121 DQ Read 319 378
99.2 DQ Write 273 338
73.3 DQ Mixed 147 165
151% 246 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 433 486 490 490 490 MB/s
Read 506
Write 455
Mixed 263
SusWrite 460
95% 421 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 44.2
177% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 161
171% 283 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,373,882 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $237 @ launch in Jun '14
BHPhotoUS $798 months
AmazonUS $12225 mins
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Typical Extreme Pro 240GB Builds (Compare 2,103 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

5 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

4 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

8 months ago.

Just fast


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