Quick look: SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD SDSSDX-240G-G25 - On Sale atm ~$1/GB

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  1. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD SDSSDX-240G-G25

    I recently picked up on of these SSD’s I thought I’d share some performance details for those interested. This is SanDisk’s first push into the consumer space for SSD’s that’s already being dominated by manufactures like Intel, OCZ, Corsair, so it’s a big change from their usual OEM offerings. This first set of benchmarks are purely on a clean drive, in the near future I’ll update benchmarks to show how the drive copes with an operating system as well as other programs being used on a daily basis, as well as any trouble I have with the drive itself including Warranty claims and support over the next couple of months.

    The packaging is fairly simple and based on what you might find from other manufacturers, it comes with the usual sort of manuals and installs guides as well as case badge/sticker. Unfortunately it doesn’t come with a 2.5” to 3.5” bracket or any screws to help installation in desktops, so it’s up to the end used to purchase that separately adding another $6~ bucks to your purchase if your case doesn’t have any SSD bays. Otherwise a fairly standard package.

    If you would like a certain test done on the drive please let me know.


    Specifications & System:


    Test System CPU: AMD AM3 Phenom II X6
    Test System Chipset: AMD 990FX/SB950
    SSD Controller: SandForce SF-2281VB1-SDC (SanDisk Custom Firmware)
    NAND Flash: SandDisk 24nm MLC Toggle NAND
    SSD Build Date: 09 Feb 2012
    Revision: Rev 1-R112

    Product Link: http://sandisk.com/products/solid-state-drives/sandisk-extreme-solid-state-drive

    Item# SDSSDX-240G-G25
    Sequential Read (up to): 550 MB/s
    Sequential Write (up to): 520 MB/s
    Random Read ( up to): 39K IOPS
    Random Write (up to): 83K IOPS

    MTBF: 2.0M hrs
    Warranty: 3-year limited warranty
    Active Power: 0.6W
    Available capacities: 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB
    Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s (backward compatible to SATA 3 Gb/s & SATA 1.5 Gb/s)


    Product Images:
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    Usable Free Space & SMART Info:
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    ATTO Benchmark Queue Depth 4 & 10:
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    AS SSD Benchmark MB/s & IOPS:
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    AS SSD Compression Benchmark & File Copy:
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    CrystalDiskMark Benchmark & Intel NAS Tester Benchmark:
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    UPDATE: 03/05/2010:

    Scorptec just have a special on atm $249.00 while stocks last for SanDisk for the 240GB.

    Sandisk 120GB = $129
    Sandisk 240GB =$249
    Sandisk 480GB = $489

    PCCG & Netplus now have similar pricing:

    PCCG Sandisk Listings: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php...description=1&keyword=sandisk+extreme&x=0&y=0

    Netplus Sandisk Listings: http://www.netplus.com.au/product-list.asp?SearchVal=sandisk+extreme

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  2. dean_is_not

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    What kind of prices are these locally? I'm looking to (finally) upgrade to an SSD, just weighing up options at the moment.
     
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    Sandisk SSD G25 Ultra 60G / 120G / 240G 119 / 179 / 315
    Sandisk SSD G25 Extreme 120G / 240G 175 / 319
     
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    The new black magic semi-pro video camera uses 2.5" SSDs as a storage medium. In fact, it even has these SanDisk SSDs in all the promo photos :lol:

    That's my guess as to why sandisk are getting into the SSD marker in a big way now.
     
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    Sandisk have always been making flash storage. They've entered the SSD market as they've developed a cheaper manufacturing process hence the savings in the SSD price.

    I got mine for $319 shipped from Netplus computers when they had a promotion.

    In real life usage, it works. Compared to a couple of WD Black drives in Raid 0, Windows starts up faster, transferring stuff is faster, working in Lightroom and Premiere pro is a bit faster and games load faster. Not a massive load faster, but the speed is nice and noticeable.

    Another note... all these big numbers surpassing 500mb/sec... I think it's a bit unneccesary. What's more important IMO are response times (which are already blazing fast) and reliability. I've only had a couple of BSODs so far... though it could have been an overheating issue when i forgot my fan controllers were off..
     
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    Not overly impressive but it gives the consumer more choice. However, how can you compete with $248.99 256GB Crucial M4's from Amazon? :confused:

    If you want a 5 year warranty, choose Intel's 520S range.
     
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    I agree as well. Some manufacuers are acutally putting in spare NAND on SSD's just in case specific blocks fail over time to make sure the SSD lives on. While i think it's more in the enterprise space, but it's nice to see they are doing such things.

    It's a great deal as well, not sure how long it will last, but grab it while it's hot! Or two :)

    OCZ are doing 5 year as well now.
     
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    Scorptec just have a special on atm $249.00 while stocks last for SanDisk for the 240GB.

    Sandisk 120GB = $129
    Sandisk 240GB =$249
    Sandisk 480GB = $489

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    be careful as i think ocz applies a like for like warranty only to products that are not EOL. in 5 years it's almost guaranteed that the current range would be. EOL = market price refund at best afaik.
     
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    Ah kk, or at least a newer version of a similar product series.
     
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    Holy crap where's my wallet!?
     
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    Yup, I ordered one today. Great price.
     
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    unfortunatly not. a quote from Vinh Nguyen head of OCZ RMA conserning RMA of EOL products:

    i digress -the SanDisk X does look good bang for buck :thumbup:
     
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    Cheers for clearing that up Yamunsa, appreciate it.
     
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    For anyone who missed out on the special at Scorptec take a look at Netplus or PCCASEGEAR who matched the prices...
     
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    Scorptec have bought their prices back down with the 'special' price becoming the 'normal' some time between last night and this morning.
     
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    Going to pick up one of these tonight from scorptec... Will be interesting to see how much faster it is compared to my 1.5 yr old Gskill Phoenix Pro 120gb..
     
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    Hi, i just paid for a one from SCORPTEC!

    My first ever SSD.. its my birthday sunday so yeah bought myself a little pressie.. i have wanted one for so many years..

    What do i need to know to set it up for my os drive ?

    Cheers Alan.
     
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    Personally i just make sure my onboard controller is running in AHCI mode. That's about it for Windows 7, some people move their pagefiles to another drive and/or other various tweaks which i've found scrolling through the OCZ/Corsair SSD Forums, but it's up to you really how much you want to tweak it. When i test any drives i try to keep it simple so people at home should get similar results.
     

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