Super fast Solid State Drives from the worlds number one flash memory maker SanDisk. Everybody knows that SanDisk makes the most reliable SD, microSD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards, but these days SanDisk produces some of the fastest SSD drives!
The SanDisk Extreme SSD is considered as one of the best drives with excellent performance as per professional user and enthusiast standards. SanDisk’s newest product, SandForce SF-2281 controller, is combined with custom firmware and the 24nm switching NAND. This is why the Extreme SSD is expected to become the fastest SSD upon its release. Though it is only the company’s second venture into producing client SSD and is more strongly associated with USB drives, flash memory cards, and similar products, SanDisk actually has a long track record for producing storage devices. It already has SSD experience from being associated with OEM channels and from their Lightning products SAS SSDs. This proves how knowledgeable they already are in this field.
While looking at the factors aside from performance in order to assess SSD, such as compatibility, reliability and endurance, these key storage devices really have outstanding benefits. SanDisk differs from other companies because they have the engineering and NAND fab background while its competitors only end up putting together components obtained from their suppliers. This could be why SanDisk SSDs drives are more reliable and customers are also happier with the fast response that they get from the company when it comes to rapid firmware updates. If you assess SSD, this level of customer support is critical to getting the customers’ attention and loyalty, more so because it was promoted to the enthusiast market.
SanDisk Extreme SSD is available in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB. We reviewed the 240GB model and it is covered with a three-year warranty. It also has 2.5 million hours worth of MTBF. The 120GB SSD costs $169.99 while the 240GB model is priced at $339.99. The 480GB model is still about to be released.
|Sequential Read (up to)||550 MB/s||540 MB/s||550 MB/s|
|Sequential Write (up to)||520 MB/s||460 MB/s||510 MB/s|
|Random Read ( up to)||39K IOPS||44K IOPS||23K IOPS|
|Random Write (up to)||83K IOPS||46K IOPS||83K IOPS|