Reviews and Problems with SanDisk Extreme Series (SDSSDX-60G,SDSSDX-120G,SDSSDX-240G,SDSSDX-480G)
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Solid but less user-friendly than Samsung 850 EVO
Zac Hobson, B&H Photo
13 December 2015
Excerpt: I recently upgraded the boot drives of two home PCs from conventional HDs to SSDs. After reading reviews, I chose the SanDisk Extreme Pro for a workhorse machine in large part because of its 10-year warranty. I chose a Samsung 850 EVO for a lighter-use computer.
Summary: Lessons: - Always back up SSD drives. - If and when SSD drive fails, you will get very little, if any, advanced warning. The drive will stop working and you will not be able to recover the data off it. - Register your SSD with the manufacturer and keep the receipt.
Pros: - Large capacity. - Fast. - Windows 8 installed and run with no prob. SandForce controller. - Makes me happy for 2.5 years while as a primary drive in XPS M1530 and then as a boot drive in my primary desktop
Cons: - SSD has died with absolutely NO warning after 2.5 years. One day I tried to turn on my PC and it just would not. I finally figured out that OS drive is not even showing up in BIOS. So I did some troubleshooting. I switched SATA cables, I connected it to another computer via USB dock, then eSATA...
Pros: Sequential read and writes are at the speed advertised. Random also though they are a little slower than other SSDs now. I have had it now two years and use it for editing transferring and editing VHS tapes. Works fine, never have had it hiccup on me. Keeps up with the transfers.
Cons: slower random read and writes, but not that slow.
Pros: I have run these drives in 3 different RAID setup. 1) Sata2 onboard (Asus P7P55) 2) Dedicated cheap Sata3 PCIexpress controller 3) Sata3 onboard (MSI Z87-G43) I have run AS SSD and Perfmon at the same time today (3 drives in RAID0 on the MSI board). He does push quite some IOPs. Running these on ...
Cons: Not so many, for the price, it's fine. Most have a heavy read - low write profile to really enjoy them
Bought this for a PS3 hdd swap and it works like a champ
William Marquez "MannyW", Amazon
9 July 2013
Summary: I wanted to go ahead and upgrade the hard drive in my playstation 3 for multiple reasons. Mainly because it would hopefully provide some much better protection against a magnetic hard drive failure. It also increased performance by a noticeable amount.
Summary: Came with the latest firmware R211 already installed, no problems whatsoever so far. Windows 7 system performance score of 7.4 for the SSD.
Pros: It is not the fastest performing SSD in its generation, but is not bad either. I would say it is middle-of-the-road compared to other brands of SSD I own from the same generation. Yes there are models with better performance, but at a much higher price. Still blows away a spinning disk.
Cons: It is a bit larger than some other brands SSDs, it is full 2.5" HDD sized device. Might make it tricky to squeeze into some laptops or enclosures.
Summary: I bought the drive as a scratch disk I could use for individual editing projects. At the time of purchase it seemed to be the best buy. Just over a dollar a gig for i/o times that are just a hair over-exaggerated. Needless to say, I get a lot of use out of this.
Great little drive, but you might want to get a little more capacity
18 April 2013
Summary: We have finally reached the stage in the SSD product cycle where they are quite commodotized, with differences in performance between brands (within reason), being very similar, except using minute benchmarking tools which won't make a difference to the common user.