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SanDisk Extreme 240GB Fixed TRIM Solid State Drive Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 24, 2012 6:20 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: SanDisk

SanDisk Extreme GS 240GB SSD

 

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Here we get our first look at the SanDisk Extreme SSD... again.

 

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This particular drive is special. The firmware revision has been scratched out and the new ES (Engineering Sample) 503 has been written in. We move quick around here and don't have time to wait for labels. The retail drives will not be hand written.

 

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All of the mounting points are located where they should as expected.

 

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The SATA power and data connectors are in place. SanDisk built the Extreme SSD to conform to the 9.5mm Z-Height standard so it will fit in your traditional notebook, but not many of the new ultrabooks that use 7mm height drives.

 

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Inside we found a SF-2281 FPU and eight 24nm SanDisk Toggle Mode flash ships.

 

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There are four flash chips on each side of the PCB.

 

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In our upcoming review format we're adding power testing to a degree that has never been published before. So far in our tests the SanDisk Extreme is one of the lowest power SSDs we've tested.

 

We'll have a massive article posted in a month and the Extreme will make an appearance - mark your calendars.

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