Review: SanDisk® Extreme Solid State Drive (240 GB)
I have been using the SanDisk® Extreme Solid State Drive (SSD) for quite some time and received quite a far bit of queries from others on the performance of this drive. Let’s us take a look at some benchmarks done on this drive SATA 6.0Gb/s versus a Western Digital Black 1TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s (WD10001FAES) . This test is not meant to showcase the difference in performance between 2 SATA 6.0Gb/s drives but to show you the significant improvement one can feel with using the SanDisk® SSD. Both drives are connected to the SATA 6.0Gb/s ports of my motherboard, Gigabyte H77M-D3H.
Well, picture speaks louder than words. I guess you should now have a better picture on the performance of the drive. The drive took less than 20 seconds to boot into Windows 7 Professional, starting from the time I pressed the power button. The time is inclusive of the BIOS boot.
Specification of the SanDisk® Extreme Solid State Drive (SSD):
- Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s (backward compatible to SATA 3 Gb/s & SATA 1.5 Gb/s)
- Temperature (operating/Non-operating) : 0˚C to 70˚C / -55˚C to 95C
- Active Power: 0.6W
- Shock Resistant: up to 1500G @ 0.5 msec
- Vibration (operating/Non-operating): 2.17gRMS, 5- 700Hz / 3.13gRMS, 5-800Hz
- Supported Features: DSM(TRIM), SMART, Security, NCQ, APM
- Controller: SandForce SF-2281
- 24nm Toggle Mode NAND