REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
The SanDisk Extreme II SSD has shown some of the best test results we have seen to date and they have been consistent. In examining PCMark Vantage alone, surpassing that 70,000 point plateau is hard enough, but scoring between the Samsung Pro and OCZ Vector we truly never believed would occur!
Even going back to our original ATTO Benchmark results, transfer performance hit higher speeds at lower file sizes as we had never seen before, exceeding 310MB/s for both read and write speeds right from the 4K file size. If this is the result of nCache, we can’t say, but one thing is definite and that is that the SanDisk Extreme is a very quick SSD.
As much as we love the performance, the key to success in mass marketing ones SSD to the consumer has always been finding that right price point. Being an avid watcher of Amazon SSD sales, we can say that only recently have Samsung 840 SSDs topped the SanDisk Extreme II as the top seller and that position had been held by SanDisk for some time. This rivalry over best selling SSD can only be between those that manufacture the memory and SanDisk has released the new Extreme II at a very competitive price point, below that of the Samsung 840 Pro.
We are getting a top tier SSD for value SSD pricing…and with a five year warranty to boot! If you are looking for a solid SSD with the best warranty available today and top pricing, look no further. Editor’s Choice!