• SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD)
SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD)
SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD)
SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD)
SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD)
SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD)
SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD)
SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD)
SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD)
SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD)
SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD)

SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD)

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Bigger difference than I expected. I had no idea just how much faster my computer would be with this hard drive. It's one thing to intellectually know the difference in speeds between a spinning platter and flash memory, but to actually experience it is something completely different. If you want to use it in a PC, you might want to get a mounting bracket to make it fit in a full size bay, as this is a 2.5 inch drive, but it should fit perfectly into a laptop drive bay. Also, a Google search on optimizing your OS for running on an SSD could serve you well. A modern OS does many things to improve traditional hard drive efficiency that will have no effect on an SSD, and might even use it up more quickly.Pro tip: Make sure you have plenty of RAM and then disable Virtual Memory. Or use a standard hard drive for Virtual Memory, but I prefer the first option. 5Competitively priced SSD with excellent speeds Pros: Fast read/write speeds, decently pricedCons: NoneWhen it comes to SSDs, there are manufacturers who use their own controller and there are ones who use third party controllers. SanDisk uses Marvell controllers, which are pretty popular. This SSD is built for performance with similar specs to the Samsung 850 Pro. The Samsung, however, uses its own controller, which you can argue is better because they have direct control over the components that go into the SSD, but you probably won't be able to really tell the difference during normal usage. At the time of this review, the Sandisk is $189 vs $217 for the Samsung.If you're looking for a primary SSD for your OS, this wouldn't be a bad choice. The Samsung 850 and 950 are also good, but they tend to be a bit more expensive with similar specs. Intel SSDs are also top of the line, and the price reflects that. 4Very fast SSD, great for OS or software partition! Pros: Fast out-of-the-box, reliable, warrantied, decent amount of spaceCons: Slows under "real" conditions, no cable includedI ordered this on January 8, 2016 from Amazon.com LLC after my previous SSD, a Kingston Digital 120GB SSDNow V300 SATA 3 2.5 (7mm height) Solid State Drive (SV300S37A/120G), started becoming corrupted due to some sort of fault.After installing Windows 10 on this hard drive, I was blown away by the speed. Though I was previously using a SSD, I was surprised to discover how much faster this one was. Since I'm using this in a desktop, installation was as simple as mounting it to my drive brackets, plugging it in, and installing my OS on it. I didn't need the included spacer but am glad they're providing one for users who might need it. The speeds on a fresh install were exactly as advertised, though they've slowed down a bit over time due to installing and running new programs on the drive. I've included a screenshot of the drive's speeds under 30% capacity with a few programs running. Aside from that, the only other con is the lack of an included SATA cable since I like to pair my new drives with new cables.The machine I'm running this drive on is primarily used for gaming, editing and rendering videos, and programming. It's done a great job so far handling all of these tasks with speed. I do keep most of my programs on a separate SSD and my files on a separate SATA storage drive, using this SanDisk drive for my OS and core programs. For reference, here's my system specs: Rampage IV Black Edition Motherboard Intel i7 4930k @ 4.5GHz 64GB Dominator Platinum RAM @ 2133MHz EVGA nVidia GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ @ 1190 MHz Core ClockOverall, my experience with this SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD is positive. I haven't used any of the SanDisk management software and can't comment on that, but the SSD itself works very well. The 10-year warranty offers some great peace-of-mind after having my previous Kingston SSD fail after its warranty ran out. If you have any questions about this SSD, please leave a comment to my review and I'll get back to you. 5SanDisk Extreme PRO 480GB SATA 6.0 Gigabit/sec I have a MacBook Pro (mid 2009) (MacBookPro5,3) and had been noticing recently that it was spending more time than usual waiting on the hard drive (spinning disk). Having had similar issues over the years with PCs running Windows, I decided it was time for a new hard drive. I could find very little information about this SSD being installed in my generation of MacBook but decided to take the plunge.I decided to physically remove the Mac's optical drive as well because it was no longer in use and I felt that it was holding down the SATA speed to 1.5 gigabit which was experience in other PCs. After removal, I filled the slot with silicone to prevent someone from putting a CD in the slot as well as to not cause any airflow issues for cooling.I plugged the SSD into my USB port using a special cable and then used Carbon Copy Clone to transfer all the data. The number of used bytes on the SSD went down dramatically probably because the hard drive marked sectors as unusable. After I physically installed the SSD, a boot was lightning fast and the SATA speed was now 3.0 gigabit. Here are the numbers from Xbench:Results 374.17 System Info Xbench Version 1.3 System Version 10.10.1 (14B25) Physical RAM 8192 MB Model MacBookPro5,3 Drive Type SanDisk SDSSDXPS480G Disk Test 374.17 Sequential 236.59 Uncached Write 364.51 223.80 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 289.39 163.74 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 120.64 35.30 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 413.43 207.79 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 894.13 Uncached Write 1322.55 140.01 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 534.14 171.00 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 2157.36 15.29 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 723.69 134.29 MB/sec [256K blocks] 5Good or Better Performance Compared to Samsung I have edited this review, changing it from 3 to 5 stars, after looking into the reason for poor performance on my earlier review. A SanDisk rep pointed out that the performance should be better, so I looked into it.It turns out that my ASUS Maximus V Formula ROG gaming motherboard has two SATA controllers.One pair of SATA/600 ports is supported by the Intel Z77 chipset, and four other SATA/600 ports by the Asmedia chipset. The Samsung was connected to the Intel SATA port, while this drive was connected to the Asmedia. The Asmedia chipset was underperforming, not this drive. Poor performance can also be cause by using an old spec. SATA cable.These are the Crystal DiskMark test results with both drives connected to Intel SATA ports. The first column is for the Samsung, and the second is for the San-Disk.Sequential Read : 500 MB/s 495 MB/sSequential Write : 450 MB/s 488 MB/sRandom Read 512KB : 426 MB/s 335 MB/sRandom Write 512KB : 369 MB/s 431 MB/sRandom Read 4KB (QD=1) : 28.5 MB/s 30.6 MB/sRandom Write 4KB (QD=1): 56.4 MB/s 64.6 MB/sRandom Read 4KB (QD=32) : 280 MB/s 396 MB/sRandom Write 4KB (QD=32) : 142 MB/s 291 MB/sThe SanDisk is better than the Samsung in a number of benchmarks (especially the last), while there are some where the Samsung is a little faster. Benchmark results can vary by 10% or more, so most differences would be unnoticeable.So, the bottom line is that this is a good drive, and if it does not melt down tomorrow i plan to keep it for a long time. 53 years running strong no problems. would buy again but the price has gone up 300% Let me start by saying i run this drive as the boot and holds most of my music that i listen to. It still shows 100% life remaining on the SanDisk dashboard. no problems with startups or shutdowns. i keep a battery backup on so no power drops. I bought this drive in 2015 and payed $350 new with 10 year warranty. here are the spec on my use from the dashboard.Power on hours : 7189Power cycle count : 317Program fail count : 0Unexpected power loss count : 36Temp : 82 F / 28 CMedia Wearout Indicator : 0.23% ********* AMAZING ********Available reserve space : 100 %Total GB Write : 3965Total GB Read : 8411Temp throttle status : offI keep the drive at about 50% full. If I go over 60% i usually swap some music to my Ultra II drive. Never a problem from that drive.In this day and age it nice t find a reliable and affordable drive.SanDisk Extreme PRO 960GB SATA 6.0GB/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD) with 10-Year Warranty- SDSSDXPS-960G-G25 5It's The Fastest *Update* It's been 9 months since I purchased my first and 6 since I purchased my third Extreme Pro. I stopped back here just to look and found out that these drives aren't reliable. Huh, I spent 30 minutes trying to find verification of this and some here and someone on Newegg says so. He even mentioned what to Google to find all the reports of this unreliable drive, but that turned out to be unreliable information, it didn't exist. You should look yourself to see if you can find all the horror stories written about owning this drive, I found problems in less than 3% of all the reviews that I could find. I can report no negatives at all.I put together a 4790K system, very fast, and for the boot drive I researched SSD's and this came up as the fastest or nearly so, the overall fastest SATA drive I could buy.This machine is used for a little bit of everything, but a common use is photo, audio and video editing and rendering. Presently, I actually have over 30 TB of stored files available and this is why I use a smaller, faster disk to work from, because a 1 TB SSD won't help me much and a 2 TB HDD is about $80 instead of $550. So I have the need for speed when I spend a few hours editing these files and this...is the drive used and it can't be too fast.I currently use many SSD's, Samsung 840 Pro's, Intel 530's and Crucial M500's, all in different systems though. This would be why I didn't start with telling you how fast it boots, that change only applies when you clone from a HDD. Unless you know what programs are being loaded at startup and many other variables, I don't see the relevance anyway and have never timed booting. I like all of these drives and can't say any of them feel slow, so my first instinct told me to buy the newer M550, until I thought to myself that if I'm going with the new 4790K on a new Z97 board with 2400 MHz RAM, why not spend the extra $40 on the latest drive also. If you go read Kristian's review at Anandtech, he certainly makes a good case for it and so do the other articles about this SSD.The specs aren't so different from the other drives but if I've learned anything from earning a living working with electronics the past 30 years, specifications need to be all inclusive and then interpreted and we rarely get enough data. My benchmarks are the highest I've ever seen, as I would expect, but I'm not the type of reviewer/amateur lab tech to display mine when the tech sites are so much better equipped for doing them (just being honest). But at the rated "up to 100K/90K IOPS and 550/520 MB/s" it almost maxes out the actual, not theoretical limit of SATA 3 which most agree is about 550 MB/s or less (some say as low as 480 MB/s) because of the bandwidth the transfer protocol uses. Another thing about this drive is it's ability to maintain it's speed. Over time a SSD's speed will degrade with use and the Extreme Pro is being touted as the best for maintaining it's speed.This is the new generation of high end SATA drives (I'm stressing SATA because M.2 and PCIe are available with 1000 and up to 1800 MB/s limits), there is the Intel 730 and the new Samsung Pro will soon be available also and with the SanDisk we're seeing a 10 year warranty at 20 GB per day, wow. A computer product that history shows will be dated in two years is guaranteed for 10, I'll want my new replacement in 2023. Joking aside, I was purchasing the Intel and Samsung drives in part due to their 5 year warranties, because it's a good sign when a company trusts their own product against failures. The only complaint against this drive I've found is the lack of encryption, if that matters to you, but it's possible that could be addressed later through a firmware upgrade.The SanDisk site has a Dashboard utility to download for Windows that optimizes and keeps the firmware up to date, right now I don't see anything for Mac. I put mine right into a 2.5 inch drive bay, but if you need a converter to 3.5, I've used this model. You may need a cable too, and most can use this one, unless you're using a full tower case and need the 18 inch length.For those of you that want this drive in your laptop, don't worry, SanDisk sells an installation kit and the web will provide you with videos, sometimes for your actual machine, just do a search. But if it were me, this is what I'd do. I'd download Macrium Reflect or another free software cloning program and buy an external case to connect the SSD USB 3 to clone and then install the old drive into it afterwards. Using this will be half the cost and you'll end up with your old drive as an external. If you have a problem deleting a primary partition to use the HDD in your new enclosure, with Windows use diskpart and do a search for "using diskpart to clean a drive" and maybe even the first hit will walk you right through it.Let's talk about power consumption. This drive compares very well with other SSD's, but...In the past few years manufacturers have been driven to produce hard drives that use less power and SSD's no longer have a decisive advantage, unless your machine is old. It's about a 1 watt average use difference and in real life you can hope for about 15 minutes longer use with SSD's and plan on 5 for most devices. The same war goes on between SSD's and the actual difference between high and low power consumption is only about .05 watt average use, so the difference in time is negligible between one SSD and another. It's not a big improvement and if your device is over a year old and you're no longer getting the usage time you once did, a new battery, not a SSD is the answer and you should also do a search for OS adjustments that reduce power consumption. SSD's no longer need this marketing ploy repeated by consumers who heard it from advertising, I would use a SSD even if I lost 15 minutes use.This arrived as a drive in a drive sized box, in other words, nothing else except a 2.5 mm spacer and booklet. A quick explanation, 7 mm drives have been in use since 2010 but prior to that they were 9.5 mm and so the 2.5 mm spacer is required when making the change in an old laptop and in some external cases that are backwards compatible with old 9.5 mm drives. 9.5 mm hard drives are still available for replacement, just not used in design.Bottom line? My research may say that this drive is the fastest, but unless I start pulling drives and comparing them in the same machine I'll never know, because it's in my fastest machine. No complaints from me though, it works well and I like it just fine. "It happened quicker than a 'Disk" is my new saying. As for the extra expense, this is normal for new, top of the line products and if you want to save money, Crucial makes a fine SSD and the EVO is highly rated also, you'll just be losing performance and 7 years of warranty. I paid $195 and when the price becomes lower, it will just be that much more appealing. Many of my Samsung Pro's were $100 more than this when I purchased them and on that day, they were the best.It's my fastest SSD so far and today's best, so I can recommend it.I see SanDisk is adding a cloning program along with the Dashboard, "coming soon". Edit: The cloning program is available now. I've also installed one of my Samsung 840 Pro's to compare (I hope you appreciate that) and the Extreme Pro is about 17/22% faster read/write and that. is. Fast. The Samsung was about the same amount faster than a M500 when I'd tested those two. You also may be interested to know that this runs very cool, in my machine anyway. Two programs report it running just 6 degrees F over ambient temperature.For those interested, I've purchased a second (and third) one and running RAID 0 will be everything you'd think. For those wanting to try this, you need to know that it won't do as much for you unless you work with large files and for those wondering what the...I'm talking about, sorry, it's probably unimportant.UPDATE: Well, the 850 Pro is out...do I wish I'd waited? No, I'll tell you why. I don't care about the encryption the 850 has, that's just me though, perhaps it's important to you. This is SanDisk's less expensive, and faster consumer class drive and the X300s business class, with hardware encryption, was announced two months ago and is on sale now also.The Extreme Pro and 850 Pro trade top benchmarks from different programs and from different tech sites and I believe that's because they are both as fast as SATA gets. If faster is what you're looking for you'll need a faster port than SATA.When you purchase the Extreme Pro your drive will be as fast as SATA allows, you will have advanced technology to maintain that speed and SanDisk's 10 year at 20 GB per day warranty...and that works for me. 5Great Drive but some minor issues. The drive works great and is very fast, but a couple comments- It arrives unformatted so remember to first format it when installing it. Second if you want to register the drive with SanDisk write down the serial number before installing the drive. While the SanDisk web registration page says enter the "Product Code" it actually requires the serial number. I found this out after installing the drive and did want to then have to disassemble the computer. While some companies put the s/n on the box, SanDisk does not. Also no software is included and must be downloaded from the web. As is common these days, the installation instructions are skimpy and in very fine print.Four years later and it still works flawlessly. 5runs cooloer,faster,longer it's down to get the friction ongrrr It dropped $50 since I bought it January 26, 2015 but I don't care because it was worth it to breath new life into my aging 2008 MacBook Pro.My system bus is the only thing that keeps this from truly ripping as I have sata1. Nothing I can really do about that as I also maxed out the ram to 6Gigs despite Apple saying it would only take 4Gigs.My reboot time is around 55seconds as compaired to it being closer to 5 minutes or so w/the 7200RPM drive that it shipped w/from Apple.I only wish I had done it sooner.There are many other SSD drive options w/better storage for the buck but none w/ a TEN YEAR WARRANTY or even close.That was the clincher for me and that I have had SanDisk products that I have had good luck w/in the past didn't hurt. But it was definitely the TEN YEAR WARRANTY that hooked me.I even bought an iosafe just so I could get the longer warranty and data recovery after having had sooooo much lost data over the years (on my systems and systems in studios I recorded in/worked in).Did I mention the TEN YEAR brother scratching WARRANTY that this comes with?Ahhhhhhhhhhhh yea.The only reason I havent ripped out my Super Drive and put one in that space as well is that my system architecture wount support it :(It was relatively easy to install. I watched a bunch of utube videos and took it super slow and got some canned air and cleaned it out while I was in there.Oh ya my whole system runs cooler and the drive fluctuates from 90's to low 100's when I am really pushing it on a hot day.Also my battery life is way the fuzz longer (like hours longer) than it ever was.So in many ways it was like jumping up to a newer computer.I will get another one at some point to run as one of my external/backup drives (the 960GB if the price dropps). 5These have a high failure rate - keep good backups. I purchased 3 of these for a Mac Pro system. Installed them on PCIe boards to get SATA III high throughput.In under 3 years all of them failed. I went through the RMA process and returned them and have received 3 new drives. This took about a month. That's a month I have been out of production. I will install the new drives today but I no longer trust them with critical data. Meanwhile my rust spinner backup RAID array has been spinning along for 5 years with no problems. I thought SSD's would be more reliable but this has not been the case. 2
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Bigger difference than I expected. I had no idea just how much faster my computer would be with this hard drive. It's one thing to intellectually know the difference in speeds between a spinning platter and flash memory, but to actually experience it is something completely different. If you want to use it in a PC, you might want to get a mounting bracket to make it fit in a full size bay, as this is a 2.5 inch drive, but it should fit perfectly into a laptop drive bay. Also, a Google search on optimizing your OS for running on an SSD could serve you well. A modern OS does many things to improve traditional hard drive efficiency that will have no effect on an SSD, and might even use it up more quickly.Pro tip: Make sure you have plenty of RAM and then disable Virtual Memory. Or use a standard hard drive for Virtual Memory, but I prefer the first option. 5Competitively priced SSD with excellent speeds Pros: Fast read/write speeds, decently pricedCons: NoneWhen it comes to SSDs, there are manufacturers who use their own controller and there are ones who use third party controllers. SanDisk uses Marvell controllers, which are pretty popular. This SSD is built for performance with similar specs to the Samsung 850 Pro. The Samsung, however, uses its own controller, which you can argue is better because they have direct control over the components that go into the SSD, but you probably won't be able to really tell the difference during normal usage. At the time of this review, the Sandisk is $189 vs $217 for the Samsung.If you're looking for a primary SSD for your OS, this wouldn't be a bad choice. The Samsung 850 and 950 are also good, but they tend to be a bit more expensive with similar specs. Intel SSDs are also top of the line, and the price reflects that. 4Very fast SSD, great for OS or software partition! Pros: Fast out-of-the-box, reliable, warrantied, decent amount of spaceCons: Slows under "real" conditions, no cable includedI ordered this on January 8, 2016 from Amazon.com LLC after my previous SSD, a Kingston Digital 120GB SSDNow V300 SATA 3 2.5 (7mm height) Solid State Drive (SV300S37A/120G), started becoming corrupted due to some sort of fault.After installing Windows 10 on this hard drive, I was blown away by the speed. Though I was previously using a SSD, I was surprised to discover how much faster this one was. Since I'm using this in a desktop, installation was as simple as mounting it to my drive brackets, plugging it in, and installing my OS on it. I didn't need the included spacer but am glad they're providing one for users who might need it. The speeds on a fresh install were exactly as advertised, though they've slowed down a bit over time due to installing and running new programs on the drive. I've included a screenshot of the drive's speeds under 30% capacity with a few programs running. Aside from that, the only other con is the lack of an included SATA cable since I like to pair my new drives with new cables.The machine I'm running this drive on is primarily used for gaming, editing and rendering videos, and programming. It's done a great job so far handling all of these tasks with speed. I do keep most of my programs on a separate SSD and my files on a separate SATA storage drive, using this SanDisk drive for my OS and core programs. For reference, here's my system specs: Rampage IV Black Edition Motherboard Intel i7 4930k @ 4.5GHz 64GB Dominator Platinum RAM @ 2133MHz EVGA nVidia GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ @ 1190 MHz Core ClockOverall, my experience with this SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD is positive. I haven't used any of the SanDisk management software and can't comment on that, but the SSD itself works very well. The 10-year warranty offers some great peace-of-mind after having my previous Kingston SSD fail after its warranty ran out. If you have any questions about this SSD, please leave a comment to my review and I'll get back to you. 5SanDisk Extreme PRO 480GB SATA 6.0 Gigabit/sec I have a MacBook Pro (mid 2009) (MacBookPro5,3) and had been noticing recently that it was spending more time than usual waiting on the hard drive (spinning disk). Having had similar issues over the years with PCs running Windows, I decided it was time for a new hard drive. I could find very little information about this SSD being installed in my generation of MacBook but decided to take the plunge.I decided to physically remove the Mac's optical drive as well because it was no longer in use and I felt that it was holding down the SATA speed to 1.5 gigabit which was experience in other PCs. After removal, I filled the slot with silicone to prevent someone from putting a CD in the slot as well as to not cause any airflow issues for cooling.I plugged the SSD into my USB port using a special cable and then used Carbon Copy Clone to transfer all the data. The number of used bytes on the SSD went down dramatically probably because the hard drive marked sectors as unusable. After I physically installed the SSD, a boot was lightning fast and the SATA speed was now 3.0 gigabit. Here are the numbers from Xbench:Results 374.17 System Info Xbench Version 1.3 System Version 10.10.1 (14B25) Physical RAM 8192 MB Model MacBookPro5,3 Drive Type SanDisk SDSSDXPS480G Disk Test 374.17 Sequential 236.59 Uncached Write 364.51 223.80 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 289.39 163.74 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 120.64 35.30 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 413.43 207.79 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 894.13 Uncached Write 1322.55 140.01 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 534.14 171.00 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 2157.36 15.29 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 723.69 134.29 MB/sec [256K blocks] 5Good or Better Performance Compared to Samsung I have edited this review, changing it from 3 to 5 stars, after looking into the reason for poor performance on my earlier review. A SanDisk rep pointed out that the performance should be better, so I looked into it.It turns out that my ASUS Maximus V Formula ROG gaming motherboard has two SATA controllers.One pair of SATA/600 ports is supported by the Intel Z77 chipset, and four other SATA/600 ports by the Asmedia chipset. The Samsung was connected to the Intel SATA port, while this drive was connected to the Asmedia. The Asmedia chipset was underperforming, not this drive. Poor performance can also be cause by using an old spec. SATA cable.These are the Crystal DiskMark test results with both drives connected to Intel SATA ports. The first column is for the Samsung, and the second is for the San-Disk.Sequential Read : 500 MB/s 495 MB/sSequential Write : 450 MB/s 488 MB/sRandom Read 512KB : 426 MB/s 335 MB/sRandom Write 512KB : 369 MB/s 431 MB/sRandom Read 4KB (QD=1) : 28.5 MB/s 30.6 MB/sRandom Write 4KB (QD=1): 56.4 MB/s 64.6 MB/sRandom Read 4KB (QD=32) : 280 MB/s 396 MB/sRandom Write 4KB (QD=32) : 142 MB/s 291 MB/sThe SanDisk is better than the Samsung in a number of benchmarks (especially the last), while there are some where the Samsung is a little faster. Benchmark results can vary by 10% or more, so most differences would be unnoticeable.So, the bottom line is that this is a good drive, and if it does not melt down tomorrow i plan to keep it for a long time. 53 years running strong no problems. would buy again but the price has gone up 300% Let me start by saying i run this drive as the boot and holds most of my music that i listen to. It still shows 100% life remaining on the SanDisk dashboard. no problems with startups or shutdowns. i keep a battery backup on so no power drops. I bought this drive in 2015 and payed $350 new with 10 year warranty. here are the spec on my use from the dashboard.Power on hours : 7189Power cycle count : 317Program fail count : 0Unexpected power loss count : 36Temp : 82 F / 28 CMedia Wearout Indicator : 0.23% ********* AMAZING ********Available reserve space : 100 %Total GB Write : 3965Total GB Read : 8411Temp throttle status : offI keep the drive at about 50% full. If I go over 60% i usually swap some music to my Ultra II drive. Never a problem from that drive.In this day and age it nice t find a reliable and affordable drive.SanDisk Extreme PRO 960GB SATA 6.0GB/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD) with 10-Year Warranty- SDSSDXPS-960G-G25 5It's The Fastest *Update* It's been 9 months since I purchased my first and 6 since I purchased my third Extreme Pro. I stopped back here just to look and found out that these drives aren't reliable. Huh, I spent 30 minutes trying to find verification of this and some here and someone on Newegg says so. He even mentioned what to Google to find all the reports of this unreliable drive, but that turned out to be unreliable information, it didn't exist. You should look yourself to see if you can find all the horror stories written about owning this drive, I found problems in less than 3% of all the reviews that I could find. I can report no negatives at all.I put together a 4790K system, very fast, and for the boot drive I researched SSD's and this came up as the fastest or nearly so, the overall fastest SATA drive I could buy.This machine is used for a little bit of everything, but a common use is photo, audio and video editing and rendering. Presently, I actually have over 30 TB of stored files available and this is why I use a smaller, faster disk to work from, because a 1 TB SSD won't help me much and a 2 TB HDD is about $80 instead of $550. So I have the need for speed when I spend a few hours editing these files and this...is the drive used and it can't be too fast.I currently use many SSD's, Samsung 840 Pro's, Intel 530's and Crucial M500's, all in different systems though. This would be why I didn't start with telling you how fast it boots, that change only applies when you clone from a HDD. Unless you know what programs are being loaded at startup and many other variables, I don't see the relevance anyway and have never timed booting. I like all of these drives and can't say any of them feel slow, so my first instinct told me to buy the newer M550, until I thought to myself that if I'm going with the new 4790K on a new Z97 board with 2400 MHz RAM, why not spend the extra $40 on the latest drive also. If you go read Kristian's review at Anandtech, he certainly makes a good case for it and so do the other articles about this SSD.The specs aren't so different from the other drives but if I've learned anything from earning a living working with electronics the past 30 years, specifications need to be all inclusive and then interpreted and we rarely get enough data. My benchmarks are the highest I've ever seen, as I would expect, but I'm not the type of reviewer/amateur lab tech to display mine when the tech sites are so much better equipped for doing them (just being honest). But at the rated "up to 100K/90K IOPS and 550/520 MB/s" it almost maxes out the actual, not theoretical limit of SATA 3 which most agree is about 550 MB/s or less (some say as low as 480 MB/s) because of the bandwidth the transfer protocol uses. Another thing about this drive is it's ability to maintain it's speed. Over time a SSD's speed will degrade with use and the Extreme Pro is being touted as the best for maintaining it's speed.This is the new generation of high end SATA drives (I'm stressing SATA because M.2 and PCIe are available with 1000 and up to 1800 MB/s limits), there is the Intel 730 and the new Samsung Pro will soon be available also and with the SanDisk we're seeing a 10 year warranty at 20 GB per day, wow. A computer product that history shows will be dated in two years is guaranteed for 10, I'll want my new replacement in 2023. Joking aside, I was purchasing the Intel and Samsung drives in part due to their 5 year warranties, because it's a good sign when a company trusts their own product against failures. The only complaint against this drive I've found is the lack of encryption, if that matters to you, but it's possible that could be addressed later through a firmware upgrade.The SanDisk site has a Dashboard utility to download for Windows that optimizes and keeps the firmware up to date, right now I don't see anything for Mac. I put mine right into a 2.5 inch drive bay, but if you need a converter to 3.5, I've used this model. You may need a cable too, and most can use this one, unless you're using a full tower case and need the 18 inch length.For those of you that want this drive in your laptop, don't worry, SanDisk sells an installation kit and the web will provide you with videos, sometimes for your actual machine, just do a search. But if it were me, this is what I'd do. I'd download Macrium Reflect or another free software cloning program and buy an external case to connect the SSD USB 3 to clone and then install the old drive into it afterwards. Using this will be half the cost and you'll end up with your old drive as an external. If you have a problem deleting a primary partition to use the HDD in your new enclosure, with Windows use diskpart and do a search for "using diskpart to clean a drive" and maybe even the first hit will walk you right through it.Let's talk about power consumption. This drive compares very well with other SSD's, but...In the past few years manufacturers have been driven to produce hard drives that use less power and SSD's no longer have a decisive advantage, unless your machine is old. It's about a 1 watt average use difference and in real life you can hope for about 15 minutes longer use with SSD's and plan on 5 for most devices. The same war goes on between SSD's and the actual difference between high and low power consumption is only about .05 watt average use, so the difference in time is negligible between one SSD and another. It's not a big improvement and if your device is over a year old and you're no longer getting the usage time you once did, a new battery, not a SSD is the answer and you should also do a search for OS adjustments that reduce power consumption. SSD's no longer need this marketing ploy repeated by consumers who heard it from advertising, I would use a SSD even if I lost 15 minutes use.This arrived as a drive in a drive sized box, in other words, nothing else except a 2.5 mm spacer and booklet. A quick explanation, 7 mm drives have been in use since 2010 but prior to that they were 9.5 mm and so the 2.5 mm spacer is required when making the change in an old laptop and in some external cases that are backwards compatible with old 9.5 mm drives. 9.5 mm hard drives are still available for replacement, just not used in design.Bottom line? My research may say that this drive is the fastest, but unless I start pulling drives and comparing them in the same machine I'll never know, because it's in my fastest machine. No complaints from me though, it works well and I like it just fine. "It happened quicker than a 'Disk" is my new saying. As for the extra expense, this is normal for new, top of the line products and if you want to save money, Crucial makes a fine SSD and the EVO is highly rated also, you'll just be losing performance and 7 years of warranty. I paid $195 and when the price becomes lower, it will just be that much more appealing. Many of my Samsung Pro's were $100 more than this when I purchased them and on that day, they were the best.It's my fastest SSD so far and today's best, so I can recommend it.I see SanDisk is adding a cloning program along with the Dashboard, "coming soon". Edit: The cloning program is available now. I've also installed one of my Samsung 840 Pro's to compare (I hope you appreciate that) and the Extreme Pro is about 17/22% faster read/write and that. is. Fast. The Samsung was about the same amount faster than a M500 when I'd tested those two. You also may be interested to know that this runs very cool, in my machine anyway. Two programs report it running just 6 degrees F over ambient temperature.For those interested, I've purchased a second (and third) one and running RAID 0 will be everything you'd think. For those wanting to try this, you need to know that it won't do as much for you unless you work with large files and for those wondering what the...I'm talking about, sorry, it's probably unimportant.UPDATE: Well, the 850 Pro is out...do I wish I'd waited? No, I'll tell you why. I don't care about the encryption the 850 has, that's just me though, perhaps it's important to you. This is SanDisk's less expensive, and faster consumer class drive and the X300s business class, with hardware encryption, was announced two months ago and is on sale now also.The Extreme Pro and 850 Pro trade top benchmarks from different programs and from different tech sites and I believe that's because they are both as fast as SATA gets. If faster is what you're looking for you'll need a faster port than SATA.When you purchase the Extreme Pro your drive will be as fast as SATA allows, you will have advanced technology to maintain that speed and SanDisk's 10 year at 20 GB per day warranty...and that works for me. 5Great Drive but some minor issues. The drive works great and is very fast, but a couple comments- It arrives unformatted so remember to first format it when installing it. Second if you want to register the drive with SanDisk write down the serial number before installing the drive. While the SanDisk web registration page says enter the "Product Code" it actually requires the serial number. I found this out after installing the drive and did want to then have to disassemble the computer. While some companies put the s/n on the box, SanDisk does not. Also no software is included and must be downloaded from the web. As is common these days, the installation instructions are skimpy and in very fine print.Four years later and it still works flawlessly. 5runs cooloer,faster,longer it's down to get the friction ongrrr It dropped $50 since I bought it January 26, 2015 but I don't care because it was worth it to breath new life into my aging 2008 MacBook Pro.My system bus is the only thing that keeps this from truly ripping as I have sata1. Nothing I can really do about that as I also maxed out the ram to 6Gigs despite Apple saying it would only take 4Gigs.My reboot time is around 55seconds as compaired to it being closer to 5 minutes or so w/the 7200RPM drive that it shipped w/from Apple.I only wish I had done it sooner.There are many other SSD drive options w/better storage for the buck but none w/ a TEN YEAR WARRANTY or even close.That was the clincher for me and that I have had SanDisk products that I have had good luck w/in the past didn't hurt. But it was definitely the TEN YEAR WARRANTY that hooked me.I even bought an iosafe just so I could get the longer warranty and data recovery after having had sooooo much lost data over the years (on my systems and systems in studios I recorded in/worked in).Did I mention the TEN YEAR brother scratching WARRANTY that this comes with?Ahhhhhhhhhhhh yea.The only reason I havent ripped out my Super Drive and put one in that space as well is that my system architecture wount support it :(It was relatively easy to install. I watched a bunch of utube videos and took it super slow and got some canned air and cleaned it out while I was in there.Oh ya my whole system runs cooler and the drive fluctuates from 90's to low 100's when I am really pushing it on a hot day.Also my battery life is way the fuzz longer (like hours longer) than it ever was.So in many ways it was like jumping up to a newer computer.I will get another one at some point to run as one of my external/backup drives (the 960GB if the price dropps). 5These have a high failure rate - keep good backups. I purchased 3 of these for a Mac Pro system. Installed them on PCIe boards to get SATA III high throughput.In under 3 years all of them failed. I went through the RMA process and returned them and have received 3 new drives. This took about a month. That's a month I have been out of production. I will install the new drives today but I no longer trust them with critical data. Meanwhile my rust spinner backup RAID array has been spinning along for 5 years with no problems. I thought SSD's would be more reliable but this has not been the case. 2
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