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SanDisk Extreme II 480GB SSD Review (Page 5)

Chris Ramseyer | Jun 3, 2013 at 02:03 pm CDT - 1 min, 10 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: SanDisk

HD Tune Pro

Version and / or Patch Used: 4.00

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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 gained popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

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Also like the other capacity sizes, the SanDisk Extreme II makes its presence known on the charts right away. Extreme II 480GB pushed the sequential bar a little higher. I didn't really expect to see anything knock 840 Pro off the top step with SATA III since we're butting up against the real-world limits of SATA 6Gb, but Extreme II managed to raise the bar.

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When writing sequential data, Vector is a little faster at peak, but the Extreme II has a slightly higher average write speed with this type of data.

HD Tach - Sequential Write Performance after Random Writes

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After hitting the Extreme II 480GB with a realistic amount of random writes, we measured the sequential read and write performance again. Extreme II only drops below 200MB/s once in this test.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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