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 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities, Marvell 88SS9175 controller, Features nCache Technology, Good sequential read and write speeds, Performs equally well with compressible and incompressible data, SATA 6Gb/s interface, 128MB DRAM Cache, Supports TRIM, garbage collection and wear leveling, Ultra-slim form factor, Reasonably priced, 3 year warranty
Conclusion: Back in the days, when Avril Lavigne was still popular, and Black Eyed Peas' "Let's Get it Started" is played on the radio every fifteen minutes, SanDisk was the go-to company if you wanted to buy a flash drive for your computer, or a memory card for your digital camera. Since then, times have changed. The market has become much more competitive.
Summary: The SanDisk Extreme 240GB is SanDisk's SandForce-powered SSD. Featuring Toggle Mode NAND and the SF-2181 with the latest firmware we give the SanDisk Extreme a spin. How does it stand up to its enthusiast competitors in terms of steady state and out of the box performance?
Summary: SanDisk enters the caching solution market with the SanDisk ReadyCache 32GB SSD. This SSD provides instant acceleration to users' computers through intelligent software provided by Condusiv Technologies and hardware from SanDisk. By adding two tiers of data storage, both SSD and RAM, this solution looks promising.
Excerpt: Editor Note: After this article was published we learned that TRIM was not working on our test system at the time the Extreme 240GB was tested. A follow up article has been published with accurate benchmarks. Please read it here .