SanDisk Extreme II 240GB SSD Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging and Specifications
  3. Closer Look
  4. Endurance Testing
  5. Test Setup and Testing Methodology
  6. AS SSD Benchmark
  7. ATTO Benchmark
  8. AIDA64 Average Access Test
  9. Boot Load Test
  10. TRIM Test
  11. CrystalDisk Mark Benchmark
  12. HDTune Pro Benchmark
  13. Futuremark Benchmarks
  14. Anvil Benchmarks
  15. Conclusion

I am pretty sure that this is a media sample pack rather than actual- or maybe I am wrong. Nevertheless this is how I’ve received it. SanDisk_Extreme_II_240GB_0001


SanDisk_Extreme_II_240GB_0007 The entire packaging was way too light for comfort when I received it from the courier service. The plastic casing is the main reason why this drive is very light. The specifications are as follows:

  • Available capacities: 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB**
  • Dimensions: 2.75 x 3.96 x 0.28 in. (69.85mm x 100.5mm x 7.0 mm)
  • Operating temperature: 32ºF to 158ºF (0ºC to 70 ºC)
  • Storage temperature: -67ºF to 185ºF (-55ºC to 85ºC)
  • Interface: SATA Revision 3.0 (6 Gbit/s)
  • Shock: Resistant up to 1500 G @ 0.5 m/sec
  • Vibration (Operating/Non-operating) : 5 gRMS, 10-2000 HZ / 4.9 gRMS, 7-800 HZ
  • Power Consumption (active): 0.22w
  • Support: Five-year limited warranty in the US; five-year warranty elsewhere

SanDisk_Extreme_II_240GB_0012 This drive comes with 5 years warranty period! Very much appreciated. This is a 7mm thick 2.5” drive, so you can install this on your Ultrabook/notebook with 7mm thick drive cage. This drive didn’t come with a bracket like in SanDisk Ultra Plus which allows you to easily install in laptops with 9.5mm thick HDD cage, but then again remember this is most likely not a retail pack.

SanDisk however did point out that there are 2 packs of the Extreme II (just like others who have either standalone or desktop upgrade kit versions) image image SanDisk_Extreme_II_240GB_CDI1 Moving on…

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