With the Extreme SSD 120 GB, SanDisk has a Solid State Drive in its portfolio which is based on the latest SandForce SF-2281 series SSD processor and it also comes with a competitive price tag. The drive features SATA-III support and SanDisk claims that the drive can reach throughput rates of more than 500 Megabyte per second. Also for the IOPS the manufacturer promises sky-high numbers. When writing 4 KByte blocks the drive should be able to hit a whopping 80'000 IOPS and more.
||SanDisk Extreme SSD 120 GByte
550 MB/s reading, up to 510 MB/s writing
||< 0.1 ms
||2'500'000 hours (MTBF)
delivery you get with the Extreme SSD from SanDisk is quite poor. There is a
small cardboard box which contains the SSD and a manual. There is for example no
adaptor to install the drive in a 3.5 inch drive bay. There is neither a disk
cloning software. A closer look at the NAND flash memory shows that SanDisk
makes use of 24 nanometer Toggle NAND.
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