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Extreme by name, extreme by nature—this 240 GB SanDisk solid state drive promises speedy data transfer rates of 550 MBps in read mode and 520 MBps in write mode. It's quite surprising to see these kinds of speeds in an SSD at this relatively modest price point. The truth about those super-fast data transfer speeds is that they're measured in the best possible conditions for this particular SSD, which happens to compress data on the fly. This brings two main advantages. First, compressing data means less writing, so the job gets done quicker. Second, the MLC memory cells are used less, which extends their lifespan. Build With on-the-fly compression, it's no surprise to find a Sandforce controller in this SSD—an SF-2281 SATA 6 Gbps controller, to be precise. The good news is that this onboard compression function really helps extend the disk's lifespan (if that's even necessary—see below). This particular model was put through its paces for several weeks in a real-life set-up, and we found that the quantity of data written to the memory was 20% lower than that requested by Windows.
There isn't anything extreme about the SanDisk Extreme SSD. It is, rather, a standard 2.5-inch, 9.5mm-thick solid-state drive that supports SATA 3 (6Gbps). And this is a good thing since the drive can be used in any computer that currently uses a SATA hard drive. Like most SSDs I've reviewed, the SanDisk offers a great speed boost over a regular hard drive, especially in terms of boot, wakeup, and shutdown times and application performance. Where the SanDisk Extreme holds more appeal than its peers is the pricing: at just around $1.30 per gigabyte, it's one of the most, if not the most, affordable SATA 3-based SSDs on the market. In short, if you have a computer that's currently using a hard drive as the boot drive, the SanDisk Extreme will make an excellent replacement. If your computer is already using an SSD, though, there's no need to switch to this one. Like the SanDisk Ultra, which was released in August 2011, the new SanDisk Extreme has an aluminum chassis, making it look very good and feel sturdy. As a 9.5mm, 2.5-inch drive, the SanDisk Extreme can be used in any standard laptop or desktop computer. Unlike the recently reviewed Intel 520 Series, the SanDisk is too large to fit in ultrabooks designed to use 7mm 2.5-inch drives.
|SanDisk Extreme SSD 240 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SDSSDX-240G-G25||$169.99||See it|
|SanDisk Extreme SSD 240 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SDSSDX-240G-G25||$174||See it|
|SanDisk Extreme 240GB 2.5 SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD)||$185.95||See it|
|SanDisk Extreme 240GB 2.5 SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD)||$199.99||See it|
|Sandisk Extreme SDSSDX-240G-G25 240GB 2.5 SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)||$209.09||See it|
|SanDisk Extreme 240GB 2.5 SATA Solid State Drive - SDSSDX-240G-G25||$209.99||See it|
|SANDISK SDSSDX-240G-G25 240gb Sata-6gbps Ssd||$235||See it|
|Sandisk Extreme SDSSDX-240G-G25 240GB 2.5 SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)||$238.52||See it|
|Sandisk SanDisk 240 GB Extreme Solid State Drive||$249.99||See it|
|SanDisk SDSSDX-240G-G25 240GB SSD Drive||$290.24||See it|