Average Bench: 67.4% (630th of 1011)

Based on 5,976 user benchmarks.  Models: SanDisk SDSSDX120GG25, SATA SanDisk SDSSDX12, SanDisk SDSSDX12

Above average average bench

The SanDisk Extreme 120GB averaged 32.6% 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 116MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme 120GB is 32.8%. 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 5,976 samples)
Min Avg Max
305 Read 383 444
105 Write 131 144
143 Mixed 177 193
83.5 SusWrite 111 124
44.1% 200 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.8 4K Read 29.3 37.8
39.3 4K Write 76.1 116
20.1 4K Mixed 32.4 41.3
126% 45.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
74.4 DQ Read 174 207
99.8 DQ Write 127 141
37.9 DQ Mixed 116 156
95.8% 139 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 109 111 114 114 113 MB/s
Read 437
Write 136
Mixed 182
SusWrite 110
47% 216 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 37
157% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 203
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 150
116% 161 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: R211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 203 185 184 172 180 MB/s
Read 364
Write 244
Mixed 265
SusWrite 189
59% 266 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 74.6
4K Mixed 37
137% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 67.1
DQ Write 149
DQ Mixed 72.3
65% 96.1 MB/s
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R112
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 109 102 93 89 88 MB/s
Read 314
Write 132
Mixed 165
SusWrite 94.6
39% 176 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 70.4
4K Mixed 26.1
110% 40.9 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 140
107% 145 MB/s
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 113 113 113 106 113 MB/s
Read 401
Write 141
Mixed 187
SusWrite 112
46% 210 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 43
4K Mixed 26.4
90% 30.5 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 109
93% 136 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R112
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 111 115 110 115 110 MB/s
Read 288
Write 132
Mixed 163
SusWrite 113
39% 174 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 45.7
4K Mixed 24
90% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 129
96% 126 MB/s
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Desktop 59%
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Workstation 32%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 33% - Below average Total price: $914

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 Comments

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

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Terrible

13 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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