SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD Review – Great Speed & 10 Year Warranty

CRYSTAL DISK BENCHMARK VER. 3.0 X64

Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of highly compressible data (oFill/1Fill), or random data which is, for the most part, incompressible. Performance is virtually identical, regardless of data sample so we have included only that using random data samples.

CDM

Once again, the SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD is providing benchmark results that we don’t often see.  Not only are the high sequential results very positive, but also, the low 4K random write speed of 148MB/s is definitely something to brag about.

AS SSD BENCHMARK VER 1.7

The toughest benchmark available for solid state drives is AS SSD as it relies solely on incompressible data samples when testing performance.  For the most part, AS SSD tests can be considered the ‘worst case scenario’ in obtaining data transfer speeds and many enthusiasts like AS SSD for their needs. Transfer speeds are displayed on the left with IOPS results on the right.

SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB AS SSD BenchSanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB AS SSD IOPSAS SSD brought those high sequential scores down a bit but the low 4K random write performance still remains above 100MB/s.  The IOPS high of 88K at 4K 64Thrd read is decent, as is the Total Score of 1112.

SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB AS SSD Copy Bench

As well, the AS SSD Copy bench represents respectable transfer speeds and times, however, we have seen higher from other similar SSDs.

ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES PROFESSIONAL

Anvil Storage Utilities (ASU) are the most complete test bed available for the solid state drive today.  The benchmark displays test results for, not only throughput but also, IOPS and Disk Access Times.  Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and use in our benchmark testing.

SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB Anvil

Anvil Storage Utilities highlights the IOPS, as well as disk access times of the SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD.  We did a bit of additional ASU IOPS testing to try to stretch the IOPS closer to listed specifications of 100K/90K, however, we were not able to improve what we see here by much.

PCMARK VANTAGE X64 HDD SUITE

The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they are then given a numerical score after all of the tests are complete.

SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB Vantage

The Extreme Pro achieved a high Total Score of 77555 points with a high transfer speed of 426MB/s.  A definite plus with respect to this test was that all eight tests resulted in SATA 3 transfer speed results.  This is how the Extreme Pro fares in our Vantage SSD Top 10 Hierarchy:

SanDisk Extreme pro Vantage Top 10 Chart.

13 comments

  1. IDE, PATA, SATA, SATA II and SATA III.
    Sand Force 2281, Jmicron Controller etc..
    That is enough.
    A consumer do not need a 10 years of warranty.
    Producers are making very little and unnecessary updates for their products.
    They change the NAND or controller… They change the warranty period…
    But SATA III is same. 550 read 520 write is same.
    Consumers want real renovations.
    The producers must focus on new speeds and forms.
    SATA is out of date by now.
    SATA IV or SATA Express will never occur.
    The new solution, the only solution is PCI-e.
    The best example is 2.5-inch Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVM Express) PCIe SSD.
    Surpassing 3000 MB.
    SATA became unnecessary after PCIe.

    Not only about SSD but also other devices.
    For example Flash Memory.
    Toshiba announced UHS-II Flash Cards. The fastest cards ever.
    That means UHS-I speed is out of date by now.
    But producers still focus on UHS-I cards.
    They still try to make up UHS-I. They announce UHS-I U3 cards!! Min. 30 MB guarantee.
    UHS-I and UHS-I U3 became unnecessary after UHS-II.

    Technology companies do not want to provide the best solutions to the consumers. They only think about marketing! and money! So They move very very slow about replacing old technologies. They only focus on unnecessary making up operations.

    • > SATA is out of date by now.
      SATA IV or SATA Express will never occur.
      The new solution, the only solution is PCI-e.

      sata express is based on pci-e and will happen anytime now.
      And i don’t see the issue if a drive has more warranty.

      • SATA has followed to twice the speed.
        1.5 Gb/s, 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s.
        People wait a 12Gb/s SATA with the name of SATA IV or SATA express.
        I know, sata express is based on pci-e. But not same.
        But pci-e will not twice the SATA III.
        It will not follow the twice speed process.

        And Please say me what will you do with 10 years of warranty?
        Are you going to be able to use this SATA III drive in 2024?
        Please say me that do you have a chance to replace the new SATA II HDD of your laptop with a 8 yer old IDE hard drive? Is an 8 year old IDE drive compatible to your new laptop?

        Will this SSD be compatible to the laptops or PCs of the nine or ten years later?

        This SSD or any SSD will be useless after 4 years maximum.

        I am sure and you can be sure that; technology is not updated for the consumer profits. It is upfdated only for the money. Proof? Intel always renews the Sockets with its new CPU models.

      • > SATA has followed to twice the speed.
        1.5 Gb/s, 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s.
        People wait a 12Gb/s SATA with the name of SATA IV or SATA express.
        I know, sata express is based on pci-e. But not same.
        But pci-e will not twice the SATA III.
        It will not follow the twice speed process.

        Regular sata is already scrapped and everything from now on will be based on pci-e. Sata 6gbit is the last version of sata that will use its own signaling.

        It doesnt matter what speed it follows. Sata express is already almost 4 times faster (pci-e 2.0 x4 2GB/s). I really dont see the probleme here.

        >And Please say me what will you do with 10 years of warranty?
        Are you going to be able to use this SATA III drive in 2024?
        Please
        say me that do you have a chance to replace the new SATA II HDD of your
        laptop with a 8 yer old IDE hard drive? Is an 8 year old IDE drive
        compatible to your new laptop?

        It doesnt matter how i will use it. Sandisk has its edge with 10 year warranty and i see nothing wrong here. Its always better to have more warranty than less

      • Hey Benjamin I am not an ignorant fanatic youngster.

        But you are a REAL consumer like Intel & Sandisk and others want.

        Producers can remain to sell a product to you for decades with little unnecessary updates.

        You are ready to be defrauded.

      • What ?!
        What you just said makes no sense whatsoever.

      • I said “producers only make up the old technologies”
        You say that “sata express is based on pci-e”.
        Is not this a make up for the SATA?
        It is BASED on pci-e.
        It is not new!

      • Who cares if its new or old… Its MUCH faster than previous version (4 times). If they used a shortcut (by using pci-e) instead of developing new signaling protocol (which is way more time consuming and brings no benefit over pci-e) i see no issue here. With pci-e, speed bumbs will be much quicker (because all they need to do is bump the number of lanes or just use the latest version of pci-e)

  2. MargaretRLavallee

    Another interesting spec lies in active power consumption of .13W for the 240GB capacity and .15W for the 480 and 960GB capacity. https://merky.de/805fcc

  3. So is this drive worth the extra $70 vs. a Samsumg 840 Evo with 20GB more storage? I am looking at the 480 and 500 GB models. Can spend either $225 (evo) or $295 (extreme pro)…

    • It depends on your needs entirely. Do you want a performance SSD or a typical user SSD? Do yoiu need the capacity more than performance?

      • I would say performance is #1 as a gamer. But I am wondering if the Sandisk is really worth that extra cash. Is the difference THAT noticeable? I will be coming from a 5400 RPM 1TB drive… More space is always better, but I don’t think 20GB will make or break me.

  4. final thoughts 1st para, bad english/grammar

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