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.

SanDisk® Extreme SSD (240GB)

Western Digital Black 1TB

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
Testbed configuration:
Processor: Intel Ivy-Bridge I5-3570
Mainboard: Gigabyte H77M-D3H
Memory: GSkill PC10600 CL9 1333Mhz 4GB x2
Graphics: PowerColor AMD Radeon 7850 2GB PCS+
PSU: Seasonic M520W 80+ Bronze


One Comment  to  Review: SanDisk® Extreme Solid State Drive (240 GB)

  1. […] CrystalDiskMark v3.01 and v5.2.1, so that I can compare the speed of my current in-use SanDisk® Extreme. The sequential read/write speed is close to what is published by WD. The slightly lower speed […]

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