Average Bench: 67.7% (683rd of 1058)

Based on 9,024 user benchmarks.  Models: SanDisk SDSSDX120GG25, SATA SanDisk SDSSDX12, SanDisk SDSSDX12

Above average average bench

The SanDisk Extreme 120GB averaged 32.3% 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 126MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme 120GB is 30.2%. 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 113MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 132MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,024 samples)
Min Avg Max
309 Read 387 451
111 Write 132 146
148 Mixed 179 197
86.1 SusWrite 113 128
44.6% 203 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 4K Read 29.2 36.5
39.6 4K Write 74.4 112
21.1 4K Mixed 32.6 41.2
125% 45.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
124 DQ Read 184 207
102 DQ Write 130 144
93.5 DQ Mixed 126 159
102% 147 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
58GB free
Firmware: R201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 114 114 109 115 121 MB/s
Read 421
Write 135
Mixed 201
SusWrite 112
48% 217 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 41.9
166% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 208
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 153
119% 164 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: R211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 125 120 121 118 119 MB/s
Read 387
Write 131
Mixed 183
SusWrite 120
45% 205 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 52.8
4K Mixed 27.3
98% 34.5 MB/s
DQ Read 194
DQ Write 127
DQ Mixed 109
95% 143 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: R201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 97 99 91 95 94 MB/s
Read 290
Write 110
Mixed 169
SusWrite 95.7
37% 166 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 57.3
4K Mixed 30.8
109% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 203
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 145
114% 159 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 120 123 118 109 111 MB/s
Read 359
Write 131
Mixed 181
SusWrite 117
44% 197 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 43.5
4K Mixed 24.8
92% 30.8 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 113
96% 140 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,036,699 SSDs tested.

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Typical Extreme 120GB Builds (Compare 8,160 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $806

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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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