Average Bench: 68.5% (681st of 1059)

Based on 11,787 user benchmarks.  Models: SanDisk SDSSDX120GG25, SATA SanDisk SDSSDX12, SanDisk SDSSDX12

Above average average bench

The SanDisk Extreme 120GB averaged 31.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 122MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme 120GB is 30.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 112MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 131MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,787 samples)
Min Avg Max
310 Read 388 449
110 Write 131 144
152 Mixed 179 195
80.9 SusWrite 112 127
44.5% 202 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.1 4K Read 29.8 36.6
36.6 4K Write 77.5 111
21.2 4K Mixed 33 40.5
128% 46.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
120 DQ Read 183 207
105 DQ Write 129 143
71.1 DQ Mixed 122 158
100% 145 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
33GB free
Firmware: R211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 123 127 127 122 126 MB/s
Read 419
Write 135
Mixed 190
SusWrite 126
48% 218 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 77.1
4K Mixed 35
133% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 196
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 118
100% 148 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 120 122 122 126 121 MB/s
Read 375
Write 126
Mixed 180
SusWrite 122
44% 201 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 77.4
4K Mixed 34.2
133% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 204
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 120
103% 153 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: R201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 113 114 113 102 94 MB/s
Read 398
Write 136
Mixed 187
SusWrite 107
46% 207 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 71.2
4K Mixed 31.2
118% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 154
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 151
112% 147 MB/s
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 117 121 117 120 114 MB/s
Read 296
Write 137
Mixed 170
SusWrite 114
40% 179 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 49.7
4K Mixed 28.9
103% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 202
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 143
113% 158 MB/s
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 102 108 107 107 99 MB/s
Read 364
Write 116
Mixed 184
SusWrite 106
42% 192 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 53.5
4K Mixed 25.8
98% 34.6 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 119
96% 135 MB/s
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 125 120 126 111 110 MB/s
Read 330
Write 107
Mixed 142
SusWrite 119
38% 175 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 53.5
4K Mixed 24.9
94% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 110
95% 140 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 86 85 85 86 86 MB/s
Read 298
Write 141
Mixed 153
SusWrite 85.6
37% 169 MB/s
4K Read 6.9
4K Write 61
4K Mixed 29.2
80% 32.4 MB/s
DQ Read 25.8
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 33
34% 53.6 MB/s
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Desktop 79%
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Workstation 31%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $788

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 Comments

Controller: SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND: SanDisk 24nm Toggle Mode MLC

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Terrible

4 years ago.

A horrible SSD that has not aged well, actually slowed down, and some of my standard 7200rpm drives are faster than it by 5-20%


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