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Pros: Improves 4K performance over Sandisk's SATA II model.
Cons: hope the price drops further !
Overall Review: My motherboard is an ASUS X58 socket 1366 model from 3 years ago. Hard drive connectors are SATA II only. Had a Sandisk Ultra 120 SSD (SATA II) which gives great results with no falloff in performance. Recently migrated that drive to another PC and installed Extreme (SATA III) model instead. Performance is very similar but noticed some things loaded/saved a bit faster which surprised me so ran CrystalDiskMark test. Result showed that 4K file size performance is even faster than the Ultra model, even though it's only on a SATA II system. 4K / small file performance is arguably the best indicator of real-world performance for everyday home computing. Looking forward to adding a SATA III controller card to my system to get more of the Extreme model's performance later on. 4K and 4K QD32 performance with the Extreme is about 12% faster. Not huge but since the Extreme is competitively priced why not get the benefit? And of course you are well placed when upgrading later to SATA III system.
Pros: It's a good SATA3 SSD
Recognized Immediately by Motherboard
Fast Reads and Writes
Loaded Windows 7 Quickly
Cons: Needs A Firmware Update. Been getting BSOD every now and then. Sandisk doesn't have much of a support website for their SSDs.
Overall Review: No bracket included for 2.5 to 3.5 conversion.
Remember to enable AHCI to use full potential of SSD.
Pros: The warranty is from the time of your purchase not when it was manufactured! Dude what planet are you from! Secondly read the description!!! 510MB/s is for sequential reads.
Cons: Not an owner, just want intelligent reviews.
Overall Review: If you’re not going to write an intelligent review, don’t review at all. Some of us actually use the egg ratings and reviews to determine the quality of the product.
Pros: toggle NAND sandforce is as fast as you can get in MLC right now. I have high expectations for the drives reliability, and it's been great so far SanDisk has been making enterprise SSD's longer than anyone, and is the only consumer ssd manufacturer that makes their own flash memory.
To the 2 egg review that says "9 gb stolen from me" with "stolen" spelled wrong... the companies that make reliable SSD's use a technique called over provisioning. That is, they set aside some of the flash memory to use when main memory starts to go bad. This makes the drives highly reliable, and they last much longer. Nearly all enterprise SSD's are set up this way, but sadly not all consumer drives use this.
Cons: It's not the 240gb version. It doesn't make me coffee or pick up after my dog.
Overall Review: fantastic drive.
Pros: Uneventful install. It just worked without any tweaks. After reading through a bunch of the SSD reviews, I was concerned that I might experience issues with my first SSD, but the Sandisk has required no special treatment.
Cons: Wish it came with a drive bay adapter, but I knew that it did not.
Overall Review: One reviewer indicated that trim does not work in Linux. My experience is contrary to the reviewers. I'm running Arch Linux, kernel 3.2.13, on Ext4 and trim is working just fine.
Pros: Faster than the Vertex 3 120 and stable right out of the box. It took 3 firmware updates to get the V3 stable and it still has some problems with sleep.
Cons: None so far.
Pros: New firmware released today that fixes trim issues and up the performance as well!! NOW everyone will see what 24nm toggle can do. ;)
Awesome price too!
Cons: They shoulda got the fw right the first time...lol
Pros: *Very fast real world speeds (i.e. not benchmarks). Sleep and wake are instantaneous. Programs like CS5 and Xcode launch in .5 seconds.
*Zero issues so far with OSX, no crashes/freezes/hangs/etc... I put my laptop to sleep a lot (10-20 times a day) and no problems.
*Uses Sandisk's own toggle NAND as well as custom firmware. I wouldn't say this is a huge thing, but I like the fact that everything except the controller was made in house (similar to Intel's drives).
*Although its rather new I haven't seen a review yet to say anything truly bad about this drive.
Cons: *As of this writing it does not appear that sandisk is interested in releasing firmware updates (via a post in their forums). I actually can find both pros and cons to this but only time will tell whether or not this will be an issue.
*Right now there is no "toolbox" for this drive that would allow things like viewing drive health, easy secure erase, etc... like some other drives (although I've heard rumor sandisk is working on one).
*Drive seems to use just a tad more power than some of the other current gen SSD's. I think it's pretty minor but something to possibly consider if you're putting this in a laptop.
Overall Review: I upgraded from an Intel x-25m drive in my Late 2011 macbook pro to the Sandisk Extreme. I'm pretty satisfied with my purchase. I didn't bother benchmarking it, didn't see any point. I'm only interested in how well the drive works in real world usage (startup, wake, launching programs, etc...). I can say there is a real noticeable increase in speed from the x-25m drive (mostly in sleep and wake scenario), not much of a difference in speed over other current gen drives like the samsung 830 or M4 that I've tried. Only reason I purchased this drive because I needed a new SSD and this was what was on sale at the moment (~$1/GB). And the fact that it has given me zero problems so far means I give it 5 stars.