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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

HD Tune Pro

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 4.00

Developer Homepage: http://www.efdsoftware.com

Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

 

HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:

 

Benchmark: measures the performance

Info: shows detailed information

Health: checks the health status by using SMART

Error Scan: scans the surface for errors

Temperature display

 

HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

 

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We're not going to see a lot of variation between the two firmware versions in the early test results, but we're not really looking for that today since it was covered in our 5.0.3 fix article. I did include the data for those with the Extreme already, but you have to understand that the performance drops off over time. It is not just an all at once hit.

 

Anyhow, the SanDisk Extreme reads HD Tune Pro sequential data at an impressive 409.6MB/s and there isn't a lot of variation when starting from a clean drive.

 

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The sequential write speeds are nearly 413MB/s which is a little faster than many LSI SandForce drives circulating these days.

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