Reviews and Problems with SanDisk Extreme Series (SDSSDX-60G,SDSSDX-120G,SDSSDX-240G,SDSSDX-480G)
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SanDisk Extreme 120GB Solid State Drive Review
29 September 2013
Conclusion: We were quite pleasantly surprised when SanDisk moved into the Solid State Disk market, as it was a new venture for them, but should have been one that paid off, and while they were late to the party, they have made up for it with no frills products that are cost-effective and do the job they set out to do, which is what we saw with the Ultra SATA II drive.
Sandisk Extreme SSD 120GB/240GB review: too little too late?
12 December 2012
Excerpt: For years the other SSD manufacturers have said that they are dreading the day SanDisk decides to attack the consumer SSD market. Has the time come? Hardware.Info tested the Sandisk Extreme SSD 120GB/240GB to find out.
Summary: PCSTATS is testing out SanDisk's Extreme 240GB SSD, a 6Gb/s SATA III drive rated to 550MB/s Read and 520MB/s Write (sequential) in ATTO Disk Benchmark. SanDisk's Extreme SSD uses 24nm Toggle Mode MLC NAND Flash and the popular LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller.
Summary: Its random performance is classic SandForce territory too—heavily optimized for high-queue-depth 4KB random writes, with over 90,000 IOPS at a queue depth of 32. There aren’t any surprises with the SanDisk Extreme SSD, but that’s not a bad thing. It’s fast, inexpensive (just over $1/GB at this writing), and based on a proven platform. You really can’t go wrong.
Pros: A fast, inexpensive, but fairly standard SF-2281 drive.
Conclusion: The SanDisk Extreme 120GB is a very versatile and capable performer, with some surprisingly fast speeds for a 120GB drive. While it suffers in the 4K read and write speeds a little, we found that in daily usage everything went just as smoothly as in our testbed Kingston 240GB HyperX SSD, as was proven with the PCMark 7 overall usability benchmark.
Summary: Today we're having a look at the Extreme SSD from Sandisk, featuring 120GB of storage. Sandisk which is one of the largest and most possibly -the- memory solution company that most people around the world either has heard of or have a product from has released three new disks in the Extreme SSD series, the one we have on the testbench today 120GB and then also 240GB and 480GB.
Conclusion: TRIM Performance: While SSDs offer many benefits, there are some downsides to using flash memory. One of the biggest issues people run into is performance degradation. Over time, an SSD will run out of fresh blocks and will have to write over data the file system has marked as deleted. This procedure is very complicated and can slow an SSD's write speeds considerably. To address this problem, most manufacturers have added TRIM support to their SSDs.
Pros: Available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities, SandForce SF-2281 processor with DuraClass, DuraWrite and RAISE technologies, Excellent sequential read and write speeds, SATA 6Gb/s interface, Toggle Mode NAND flash, Supports TRIM, SMART and NCQ, Well constructed, Reasonably priced, 3 year warranty
Cons: Does not include a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter bracket, Not as fast when writing incompressible data
Conclusion: The SanDisk Extreme 240GB SATA 3 SSD is a definite recommendation as it’s introductory price is as good to see as it’s performance. In fact, the entry of the Extreme into the market is very encouraging as it might be a sign of lower prices to come. If there were to be any recommendations for SanDisk execs, I might suggest a five year warranty vice three, a desktop adapter bracket, and I have to admit that I think a migration kit would have been a no brainer for this...
Excerpt: The SanDisk Extreme Solid State Drive (SSD) uses SanDisk's latest digital storage technology to boost your computer's performance. Ideal for computer enthusiasts and gamers, this SSD delivers our fastest data speeds, long-lasting reliability, and low power consumption. See all storage reviews .