Solid state storage is the most important performance component found in a modern system today; without it, you do not even have a performance system.
SanDisk's Extreme Pro represents the full exploitation of planar NAND consumer based technology. SanDisk's nCache Pro technology is innovative and delivers astounding performance that only gets better in RAID 0.
We don't have enough Toshiba Q series Pro's to do a direct comparison of four to six-drive arrays to declare with absolute certainty that the Extreme Pro the fastest RAID 0 option available with 1Ynm (A19, 19mm x 19.5mm) ABL MLC Toggle flash, but more than likely, that is the case.
RAID 0 introduces different performance dynamics, and the drive that performs best is not always the drive that performs best in RAID 0 where the ultimate in enthusiast class performance is delivered. As we have been stressing, the true performance of a SSD or multiple SSDs in RAID cannot be measured in a FOB state, and has very little to do with published sequential performance numbers touted by a drive's manufacturer.
Steady state performance is the true measure of any SSD's performance because a steady state is eventually where every flash-based storage device is going to settle into and remain, so how a drive/array performs in a steady state is the single most important bit of information you need to know when choosing your next SSD. When it comes to this important metric, SanDisk's Extreme Pro delivers the goods nicely.
An industry leading ten-year warranty, awesome steady state performance while performing heavy-duty workloads, a great toolbox, pricing, and the SanDisk name, are all reasons why SanDisk's Extreme Pro is a drive/array that I highly recommend you own. Buy some, and you will be glad you did.
RAIDing two or more drives together provides you with storage that takes performance to the next level, and is something I recommend you try. Think of it as the SLI of storage. Once you go RAID, there's no going back!
PRICING: You can find SanDisk's Extreme Pro 240GB for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB retails for $129.99 at Amazon.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Drive Details, Test System Setup, Drive Properties, Pricing, and Availability]
- Page 3 [Synthetic Benchmarks - ATTO, Anvil Storage Utilities, CrystalDiskMark & AS SSD]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks (Trace Based OS Volume) - PCMark Vantage, PCMark 7 & PCMark 8]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) - Disk Response & Transfer Rates]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) - PCMark 8 Extended]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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