Average Bench: 91.6% (262nd of 1016)

Based on 7,779 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 8.3% 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 146MB/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 51.3%. 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 259MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 356MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,779 samples)
Min Avg Max
348 Read 461 509
272 Write 410 480
182 Mixed 259 315
157 SusWrite 356 475
83.3% 371 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.1 4K Read 28.9 36
37.3 4K Write 75.4 115
21 4K Mixed 33.4 42.3
126% 45.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.4 DQ Read 310 377
99.4 DQ Write 266 337
48.9 DQ Mixed 146 165
148% 241 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 354 360 357 347 347 340 MB/s
Read 368
Write 378
Mixed 228
SusWrite 351
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 73.2
4K Mixed 32.9
124% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 33.8
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 42.1
41% 62.6 MB/s
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 252 201 168 141 139 145 MB/s
Read 487
Write 400
Mixed 242
SusWrite 174
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 54.3
4K Mixed 27.8
106% 36.5 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 143
137% 216 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,680,567 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $237 @ launch in Jun '14
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Typical Extreme Pro 240GB Builds (Compare 2,687 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G1.Sniper Z97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $855

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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 5 years ago.

Excellent

28 days 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

5 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

17 months ago.

Just fast


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