The SanDisk Extreme SSD has a lot of hidden tricks. You may have already seen SF-2281 as the best SSD due to its features, but the company surpassed what it has done by releasing the Extreme SSD. The newest product has its distinct firmware and NAND configuration with excellent performances. Its 4K random write speeds go as high as 88,324 IOPS and the Extreme SSD owned the top scores during the HTPC and Gaming benchmarks. However, this was not all as we were surprised with the numbers after the 4K QD1 random reads that reached 8,144 IOPS, making it superior over Intel SSD 520 by performing 7% more and roughly 28% by the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS. All these excellent numbers is attributed to the company’s very own product, the MLC Toggle NAND.
The Extreme SSD also broke another record due to its price. Usually, new products in the SSD category would enter the market with high prices due to the expensive production and distribution costs and gradually lower these prices over time. However, SanDisk offered their Extreme SSDs at prices significantly lower than Intel SSD 520 and those of Vertex 3 Max IOPS.
After testing the Extreme SSD, we concluded that it certainly has a lot of potential. It may not be the winner in all the criteria, but it still holds the top spot among all SSDs. It has really made a market in the market because of its good timing for the maturing enthusiast market.
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The SanDisk Extreme SSD is certainly the fastest among all the client SSDs, surprising people with its 4K random write and read speeds.
|Sequential Read (up to)||550 MB/s||540 MB/s||550 MB/s|
|Sequential Write (up to)||520 MB/s||460 MB/s||510 MB/s|
|Random Read ( up to)||39K IOPS||44K IOPS||23K IOPS|
|Random Write (up to)||83K IOPS||46K IOPS||83K IOPS|
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