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SanDisk Extreme II 240GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing

SanDisk Extreme II 240GB SSD Review

The 256GB capacity class is the sweet spot for enthusiasts. This size maximizes the price, capacity and performance ratio. SanDisk has high hopes for Extreme II, but in order to sell these drives in big numbers, it has to do well here. (NASDAQ:SNDK)

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 4:30 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%      Manufacturer: SanDisk

PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing

 

For a complete breakdown on the Drives with Data Testing please read this article. You will be able to perform this test at home with the files provided in the article - full instructions are included.

 

- Brief Methodology

 

SSDs perform differently when used for a period of time and when data is already present on the drive. The purpose of the Drives with Data testing is to show how a drive performs in these 'dirty' states. SSDs also need time to recover, either with TRIM or onboard garbage collection methods.

 

Drives with Data Testing - 25%, 50%, 75% Full States and Dirty / Empty Test

Files needed for 60 (64GB), 120 (128GB), 240 (256GB)

60GB Fill - 15GB, 30GB, 45GB

120GB Fill - 30GB, 60GB, 90GB

240GB Fill - 60GB, 120GB, 160GB

Empty but Dirty - a test run just after the fill tests and shows if a drive needs time to recover or if performance is instantly restored.

 

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The Samsung 840 Pro has higher 50% of capacity used performance in the 256GB class size, but Extreme II isn't too far behind. Extreme II also delivers a significant larger performance result over the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB, SanDisk's current mainstream SSD.

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