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SanDisk Extreme 480GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance

SanDisk released firmware R211 and customers celebrated. The 480GB Extreme uses the same philosophy that made the 240GB model so popular. You get a very good SSD with real premium flash at an unbeatable price.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Nov 19, 2012 2:33 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%      Manufacturer: SanDisk

Desktop Test System

 

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Lenovo W530 - Mobile Workstation

 

 

We use two systems for SSD testing. The desktop runs a majority of the tests and the Lenovo W530 runs the notebook power tests as well as the real-world file transfer benchmark.

 

 

ATTO Baseline Performance

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34

 

ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.

 

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Using ATTO to find the peak performance we observed the SanDisk Extreme SSD 480GB achieving 548MB/s read and 525MB/s write speeds. The read speed is in line with SanDisk's claimed performance, but the write speed of 525MB/s is quite a bit faster than the claimed 460MB/s.

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