SSD of the Week – SanDisk Extreme Pro

In our last two SSDs of the Weeks we had some insane value dollar/GB. This week however, we have a different type of value with the SanDisk Extreme Pro released a year ago. The Extreme Pro’s value lies in its performance and warranty. Even after a year on the market it still stands as one of the most consistent SATA III SSDs available. Not to mention the outstanding 10 year warranty which set them apart from the pack when first released.

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The SanDisk Extreme Pro comes in a 7mm 2.5” form factor and is available in the 240GB ($139.00), 480GB ($229.00), 960GB ($452.91) capacities.  When it comes to performance with the Extreme Pro we see that the sequential speeds go up to 550MB/s read and 520MB/s write. In addition, the IOPS can reach up to 100,000 read and 90,000 write.

The Extreme Pro uses a Marvell 88SS9187 controller and SanDisk’s A19nm ex2 ABL MLC Toggle mode NAND. This hardware coupled with the nCache pro technology, which uses two tiered caching to improve random write performance of small 4KB blocks, provides very fast and consistent performance. Some other features that are supported on this SSD are DevSleep, TRIM, and thermal monitoring.

The Extreme Pro was the first SSD to come with the SanDisk SSD Dashboard. This software allows you to monitor the health, the current performance on what the SSD is doing, and has a variety of tools and settings to tweak the operation of the Extreme Pro.

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Considering the SanDisk Extreme Pro is a year old it still stands a titan against current SATA III SSDs and is now available at a much discounted price.

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This SSD received a gold seal on our review for its great performance and consistency comparable to that of an enterprise SSD.

Check out the SanDisk Extreme Pro on Amazon Today!

7 comments

  1. wow eh! Good job SanDisk

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  2. It’s good to see this as the ssd of the week. This is one of the fastest 2.5 ssds out. This should be the standard that ssds try to match. How many cheap, entry level consumer ssds do we need? every week there’s a new cheap entry level ssd that is advertised for the masses. Another nand size shrink more savings for the consumer but at the cost of performance and reliability. Stop the nand shrink its small enough for 240GB OS drive. How many gigs can fit on 2.5 ssds already. Just make them better, faster and more
    reliable. Make some kind of standard like hard drives and make a billion of
    them and let the prices fall down because of volume not nand shrink.

    • >Stop the nand shrink its small enough for 240GB OS drive.

      This is alread being done with 3d nand

      >>This is one of the fastest 2.5 ssds out.

      Intel 750 would like to have a word with you.

      > let the prices fall down because of volume not nand shrink.

      It doesnt work like that.

      • .

        >This is already being done with 3d nand.

        Planar nand was fine until it shrunk too small.

        >Intel 750 would like to have a word with you.

        That’s a pcie / m2 not the 2.5 sata 3 ssd I was referring to. I think the only sata 3 ssds that can compete in its category are the Samsung pro, Toshiba
        pro, and Ocz 150/180.

        >It doesnt work like that.

        It should!

    • Is this better than the Samsung 850evo?

  3. Is this one better than the Samsung 850 evo?

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