Average Bench: 66.7% (641st of 1011)

Based on 5,885 user benchmarks.  Models: SanDisk SDSSDX120GG25, SATA SanDisk SDSSDX12, SanDisk SDSSDX12

Above average average bench

The SanDisk Extreme 120GB averaged 33.3% 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 114MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.5MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme 120GB is 29.2%. 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 110MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 130MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,885 samples)
Min Avg Max
298 Read 379 447
106 Write 130 144
151 Mixed 177 193
84 SusWrite 110 123
43.8% 199 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.8 4K Read 28.5 37
43.3 4K Write 75.9 113
23.8 4K Mixed 32.2 40.8
125% 45.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.6 DQ Read 171 207
102 DQ Write 127 140
38.1 DQ Mixed 114 154
94.9% 137 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
17GB free
Firmware: R211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 119 112 118 117 111 MB/s
Read 450
Write 137
Mixed 183
SusWrite 116
49% 222 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 41.7
173% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 39.3
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 41.8
44% 68.6 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R112
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 121 120 120 120 120 MB/s
Read 422
Write 129
Mixed 188
SusWrite 116
47% 214 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 40.9
159% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 206
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 147
114% 157 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R112
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 104 108 101 105 104 MB/s
Read 327
Write 129
Mixed 172
SusWrite 105
40% 183 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 87
4K Mixed 35.5
143% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 139
105% 141 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 92 93 91 92 87 MB/s
Read 406
Write 134
Mixed 164
SusWrite 91.8
44% 199 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 68.3
4K Mixed 36.3
128% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 207
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 149
114% 157 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: R112
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 112 128 128 107 83 MB/s
Read 384
Write 144
Mixed 183
SusWrite 114
46% 206 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 79.1
4K Mixed 29.5
124% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 205
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 156
121% 168 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 124 127 126 127 128 MB/s
Read 376
Write 123
Mixed 172
SusWrite 126
44% 199 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 44
4K Mixed 27.2
95% 31.9 MB/s
DQ Read 189
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 114
98% 146 MB/s
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Gaming 47%
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Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 32%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 33% - Below average Total price: $930

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 Comments

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

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Terrible

11 months 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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