Reviews and Problems with SanDisk Extreme Series (SDSSDX-60G,SDSSDX-120G,SDSSDX-240G,SDSSDX-480G)
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SanDisk Extreme 120GB SSD Review – Performance at a bargain price (11)
4 weeks ago
Conclusion: Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points below: Throughout this review, the SanDisk Extreme has gone head to head with the best and fastest SATA SSDs currently available. The SanDisk isn’t the fastest SSD in this article, however, it is the fastest 120GB SSD I have tested, and with very aggressive pricing, it is most certainly the cheapest SSD I have tested.
Pros: Silky smooth operation as a system drive., Excellent sequential reading performance., Very good sequential writing performance., Outstanding 4K random I/O performance at high queue depths., SATA 6Gbps support., TRIM support under Windows 7., Fast access times., Excellent price., Completely silent operation., Fast operating system start-up and shutdown times., 3 years warranty.
Cons: Including a 3.5 inch to 2.5 inch drive converter bracket, would have been a nice addition.
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.
Conclusion: There are now more drives adopting the new Toshiba 24nm Toggle Flash memory and one of these is from SanDisk. You may remember that we looked at the 240GB Solid State Drive from SanDisk a while back, but it was only aimed at the budget conscious consumer wanting to move to an SSD from a standard mechanical drive due to it’s SATA II speeds.
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
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 .
Conclusion: SanDisk’s Extreme series represents the entry of a serious competitor into the already crowded high end SSD market. For the most part, SanDisk has successfully differentiated themselves from the competition by delivering an impressive drive using a potent controller / NAND combination and focusing upon value without sacrificing performance. Throughout our testing, this drive truly did deserve its “extreme” moniker.
Pros: :, - Amazing Price to Performance Ratio, - Excellent Performance, - Low power requirements
Cons: :, - Half the NAND ICs does seem to limit performance in some scenarios, - Left us craving even more, - No 2.5” to 3.5” adapter bracket included, - So cheap that there is zero reasons to not buy another SSD, even if you don’t need one!