Reviews and Problems with SanDisk Extreme Series (SDSSDX-60G,SDSSDX-120G,SDSSDX-240G,SDSSDX-480G)
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Decent but not without problems
18 August 2014
Summary: I bought this SSD because I wanted to load flight simulators much quicker. The difference is drastic: from 1-2 minutes for loading to around 20-30 seconds of loading. This somewhat offsets the problems I had with the drive, but recently the drive has been running perfectly...
Pros: Still running after two years. Fast read speed: clocked at 510 mb/s Decent write speed: clocked at 300-400mb/s I get to the log on screen in less than ten seconds. Startup apps are loaded very quickly.
Cons: Random os crashes on start up that are fixed after restarting the computer any where from 1-3 times with Windows 8. Completely crashed when updating to Windows 8.1. Oddly, I haven't had any issues when running Windows 7: this is after I did a clean install.
Summary: I have had the Sandisk Extreme 240GB running in my Mac Pro for over a year and no problems, the very fast boot time of 16 sec hasn't changed in a year. With this in mind I purchased the 120GB version of Sandisk Extreme for my PC Desktop.
Summary: I purchased the Extreme 240gb, theoretical read and write speed of 500 MB/s. I've updated the drive with the latest firmware. In general after a month of use the speed seems to have remained consistent, which is in contrast to reviews on this SSD that were made before it's latest firmware update.
Summary: Bare drive. Nothing included; nada. Oh, you get a sticker. Can't forget that.
Pros: Good price. Fast but not as fast as my Corsair Neutron. Big enough to use in gaming machine for Windows 7 and some games.
Cons: Spent all day installing Windows 7 and a bunch of other programs, turned computer off and when I turned it on the next morning Windows wouldn't boot. Couldn't even get it to start using the Windows 7 repair function. Checked the drive and it tested good so I took a break and said a few choice wor...
Summary: There are many pros and cons to consider when deciding to move from a HDD to a SSD. A SSD is really an ideal laptop/notebook drive. It's lightweight, shock/impact resistant, low temp, and uses less power..and of course fast.
Pros: The device itself worked and ran well on my Asrocks Z77 OC board. I clocked 555 MB read transfer rates. 5 eggs so far for the hardware.
Cons: Shipping was free, but slow. It came in its stock "box" packaging (no protection) with only a thin bubble envelope for shipping which is unacceptable for a delicate device. I expected a small cardboard box and bubble wrap. This is a trend I have noted over the last year or so - inadequate shippin...
Summary: I replaced a 5400rpm 100gb drive. Perhaps my expectations were too high. I have a Inspiron 9400 and I recently upgraded from XP to 7 and went from 2gb to 4gb memory. That made a big different in my response time, so I expected the SSD to make a big difference as well. To my surprise, it didn't.
Pros: This is an update for my earlier *one egg* review called: Does not work. I expected to edit that review, but can't. So the SSD would not run on Windows 8 64-bit under SATA III. But I was advised to download a firmware ISO and boot to permit the ISO to update the SSD. After going through this proc...