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.
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 .