Reviews and Problems with SanDisk Extreme Series (SDSSDX-60G,SDSSDX-120G,SDSSDX-240G,SDSSDX-480G)
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SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
31 March 2014
Summary: Performance is brilliant. Form factor is brilliant. There's no question about the built quality, and reliability, though it falls under the marketing numbers of up to 260MB/s Write and 240 MB/s Read.
Pros: Performance, Performance~Storage, Built Quality and form factor
Cons: Difficulty to justify USB 3.0 drive considering the price is over a consumer grade 120GB SSD., Marketing performance numbers higher than actual, Vague ‘Lifetime warranty’ Period.
SanDisk Extreme 120GB SSD Review – Performance at a bargain price (11)
11 February 2014
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.
Conclusion: At this prices, you can find similar capacity cards for roughly half the amount, but they won’t perform nearly as well. The Class 10 and UHS-I specifications call for a minimum transfer speed of only 10MB/s. With over 80MB/s and 50MB/s reads and writes, respectively, these SanDisk Extreme cards obviously exceed the minimum spec.
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.
Excerpt: SSD vendors that make one or more components of their drives tend to do better than those who just slap commodity parts on a board and call it a day. Sounds reasonable, right? SanDisk’s Extreme SSD is yet another drive based on the LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller, a 6Gb/s SATA SSD controller with speedy sequential reads and an emphasis on hyper-fast queued random writes.
Pros: A fast, inexpensive, but fairly standard SF-2281 drive.
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: 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.
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
Summary: The MRP of the 240GB SanDisk Extreme SSD is Rs. 32,249, but it’s available for Rs. 22,500 in the market. It’s slightly costlier than the 240GB Corsair Force GT and priced similarly to the Intel 520 series. The ADATA XPG SX900 is also priced around Rs. 20,000. The SanDisk Extreme SSD is faster than its competition when it comes to read speeds, but its write speeds take a slight hit.