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SanDisk Extreme II 240GB SSD Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging and Specifications
  3. Closer Look
  4. Endurance Testing
  5. Test Setup and Testing Methodology
  6. AS SSD Benchmark
  7. ATTO Benchmark
  8. AIDA64 Average Access Test
  9. Boot Load Test
  10. TRIM Test
  11. CrystalDisk Mark Benchmark
  12. HDTune Pro Benchmark
  13. Futuremark Benchmarks
  14. Anvil Benchmarks
  15. Conclusion
  16. View All

This drive is quick and stands well even against the 840 Pro counterpart. It does take a low-blow in PCMark Vantage but makes a good stand in PCMark 7. The drive also comes with 5 year warranty.

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SanDisk’s drives have made a pretty good impression on me so far! Their cache drive the way it should! Something Nvelo back then didn’t do much. SanDisk Ultra Plus didn’t really bring anything new to the already crowded SSD market, and it came in way too late considering what Samsung has been doing with 840 pro and standard versions. So where does the Extreme II stand in the middle of the free-for-all, no-holds-barred very VERY competitive solid state market? I am pretty sure that this is a media sample pack rather than actual- or maybe I am wrong. Nevertheless this…

Review Overview

Performance - 9.5
Endurance - 10
Price per GB - 7
Overall Value - 8.5

8.8

BBQ Score

Summary : So it’s a direct rival with Samsung 840 Pro. Which could be a good OR a bad thing. Because at the end of the day in the situation like this, the actual at the time of purchase and the ‘local reputation’ of the brands play an important role.

The price at the time of writing of 256GB Samsung 840 Pro and 240GB SanDisk Extreme II are as follows:

For Samsung 840 Pro 256GB:

India (Online Retail) U.S. U.K.
Rs. 16,399/- $214.99 £169.65


For SanDisk Extreme II 240GB (G25):

India U.S. U.K.
$228.99 £157.65


As you can notice above, at the time of writing SanDisk Extreme II costs more in United States over Samsung 840 Pro counterpart, but it’s the opposite scenario in the UK!

Don’t want to spend a lot on SSDs, but want a good consumer level SSD with lot of space? Samsung 840 ‘non-pro’ still stands strong so far!

2 comments

  1. can you please start doing RAID 0 tests for solid state drives?

  2. Yeah I’ll try if the situation and resources allows me to do it.

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