Average Bench: 67.9% (660th of 1037)

Based on 8,449 user benchmarks.  Models: SanDisk SDSSDX120GG25, SATA SanDisk SDSSDX12, SanDisk SDSSDX12

Above average average bench

The SanDisk Extreme 120GB averaged 32.1% 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 29.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme 120GB is 31.2%. 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 111MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 131MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,449 samples)
Min Avg Max
304 Read 385 442
104 Write 131 144
143 Mixed 178 194
84.5 SusWrite 111 125
44.3% 201 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.1 4K Read 29.7 36.9
35.1 4K Write 75.7 112
20.3 4K Mixed 32.7 41
127% 46 MB/s
Min Avg Max
101 DQ Read 181 207
97.5 DQ Write 127 141
50.9 DQ Mixed 122 158
99.5% 143 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
104GB free
Firmware: R201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 123 122 126 117 120 MB/s
Read 323
Write 136
Mixed 173
SusWrite 121
42% 188 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 42
4K Mixed 26.9
87% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 203
DQ Write 135
DQ Mixed 158
121% 165 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 118 117 114 115 118 MB/s
Read 300
Write 140
Mixed 170
SusWrite 116
40% 181 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 52.9
4K Mixed 27.6
104% 35.8 MB/s
DQ Read 30.5
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 33.1
37% 60 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 94 105 105 99 104 MB/s
Read 334
Write 124
Mixed 163
SusWrite 102
40% 181 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 43.7
4K Mixed 22.4
88% 30 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 141
108% 148 MB/s
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 86 82 82 81 72 MB/s
Read 325
Write 130
Mixed 150
SusWrite 83.2
38% 172 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 40
4K Mixed 22.3
79% 27.2 MB/s
DQ Read 127
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 133
96% 125 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,803,051 SSDs tested.

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Typical Extreme 120GB Builds (Compare 4,323 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 42%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $946

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 Comments

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

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Terrible

2 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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