SanDisk Extreme 240GB 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD) - SDSSDX-240G-G25
Upgrade Your PC/Laptop for a Performance Boost
The SanDisk Extreme® Solid State Drive is an ideal "do-it-yourself" upgrade solution for PC/laptop users. It delivers sequential read speeds of up to 550 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 520 MB/s2--boosting your computer's performance so you'll experience faster load times for gaming and other graphics-intensive applications.
The SanDisk Extreme Solid State Drive offers exceptionally fast boot-up and shutdown. It also comes in 480 GB3, 120 GB3, and 60 GB3 capacities.
Cost-Effective and Low Power Consumption
With the SanDisk Extreme Solid State Drive, you can simply replace your old hard drive rather than buying a new computer. The SanDisk Extreme SSD consumes less power than traditional hard drives1 so your battery lasts longer.
The drive is rated at 2 million hours mean time before failure4 (MTBF), so you can depend on it as a long-term upgrade solution.
Rugged Drive Engineered for Reliable Operation
Built with no moving parts, the rugged SanDisk Extreme SSD is designed to withstand shock and vibration for smooth, reliable operation. The drive runs quiet and cool.
Compatible with Most PCs/Laptops
The SATA 6 Gb/s SanDisk Extreme SSD is backward compatible with SATA 3 Gb/s and SATA 1.5 Gb/s. It works with any computer that has a 2.5-inch hard drive and is backed by a 3-year warranty5.
"The SanForce controller is indeed a force to be reckoned with, producing some outsanding performance results. SanDisk has just raised the bar by a significant margin." - PureOverclock.com
1 As compared to 7200 RPM SATA 2.5-inch hard drive. Based on published specifications and internal benchmarking tests.
2 Based on internal testing of sequential read and write speeds; performance may vary depending upon host device, OS, and application. 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes.
3 1 gigabyte (GB*) = 1 billion bytes. Some capacity not available for data storage.
4 Based on internal testing using Telcordia stress part testing.
5 Three-year warranty in regions not recognizing limited warranty.
Fast & Stable1/16/2014
This Sandisk drive is FANTASTIC. I use either this or Samsung 840 Pro drives (which ever is cheaper). This Sandisk drive has software that is very easy to use in order to update Firmware. Beyond that it is seamless. Once it's in your system and setup properly, there is nothing to adjust (applies to both MAC & PC).
Installed in my laptop and has been running fine now for two weeks. This is my 5th SanDisk and my 3rd Extreme. I used the Windows 7 backup to save an image of my HDD to a USB drive then swapped the HDD with SSD and booted the Windows 7 repair CD to get a perfect copy of my old disk.
I've used it now for two days and my experience Everything happens even faster on my ThinkPad W520 than with my old SSD: it boots in seconds and apps load instantly. high performance and reliability will also come true.
Like buying a new computer!4/17/2013
I have owned this drive for a couple of weeks now, and the performance is so much better than a mechanical drive that its like buying a brand new computer! The computer boots, installs updates, shuts down and loads documents and spreadsheets MUCH faster. If you play an MMO or FPS like I do, they load and change areas much faster as well. This SSD is a great deal, especially with its fast read/write speeds. Other drives can have very slow write speeds, so be careful to read the specs when comparing prices.
Very Reliable for 8 Months Now3/5/2013
Complaints against some SSDs have included system freezes or crashes (usually blamed on the software controller made by LSI-Sandforce), or that most SSDs lose performance when they are over 25% full. Our Sandisk Extreme 240GB is 8 months old and 48% full. When tested (using ATTO/CrystalDiskMark/AS SSD) , the results are very close to when the drive was brand new with Windows 7 freshly installed. And the system has not crashed once during all that time. It seems Sandisk engineers worked hard to get the bugs out of their software before releasing this SSD onto the market. Small files make up the bulk of what we do on computers and this Sandisk model also reads and writes small files very fast, even compared to many models that came out more recently. I would say Sandisk is one of the top reliable SSD brands along with Intel, Crucial, and Samsung. You pays your money and you takes your choice. One thing you should do with any SSD after installing Windows 7 or 8 (or after cloning an existing Win 7 or 8) is to run (or re-run) the Windows Performance Assessment. This set of tests alerts Windows that you are using an SSD and Windows will make important adjustments such as turning off Defragmenting and Pre-fetching which are not needed with an SSD. But, BEFORE you install or clone Windows 7 or 8 on the SSD, be sure to go into the computer's BIOS setup screen and change the hard drive SATA Mode to AHCI (or Enhanced on some PCs). This will allow the SSD to work at its fastest.
It is not the best performer out there, but it is working great and with no issues so far.
It's worth the effort.1/3/2013
It has advantages of high performance-to-price ratio. The most important thing is it is safety, anyway, SSD is better than general Hard Disk, I have never bought HDD, and this SSD's price is very favorable during the Christmas time.
Failed completely after about 6 weeks11/23/2012
I installed this as my C: drive, and it indeed sped up my boot time. Nice! PC started to crash every 30 minutes or so after about 6 weeks of daily use. Tried to use another PC to do a disk clone to try to save it before it died. While trying to copy the disk, this Sandisk SDD began to fail after 20 min, then 10 min, then 5 min, then wasn't recognized at all ever. Each time I restarted the clone after disconnecting and reconnecting the drive which again worked for a shorter time each time, -- wasn't able to get it all. Very disappointed in the disk. Tried the warranty page on Sandisk site, but got kind of a odd response. Will try again when TG holidays are over. Had to focus on getting a new drive and re-installing Windows and all programs etc. to get moving again first.
SanDisk = Best Value10/11/2012
SanDisk makes a great product no matter whet kind of storage. I was he leery of this ssd at first but after using it, I would recommend SanDisk to anyone who is serious about getting the best bang for their buck. Very fast, so far reliable, and easy to install like most other ssd's. This replaces a 750GB 5400RPM hdd and definitely is a 1000% faster at boot and other operations. Other operations meaning boot up, installing programs, and turning on programs in general.
After using this, my boot time skyrocketed, loading programs is quper fast, takes only a few seconds. It also works on all OS including Mac, Windows and even Linux. Just update the firmware and got no problem whatsoever with the drive. However, installing the OS all over again is a pain but worth the extra speed.
FAST AS well you know....9/13/2012
This drive is SUPER FAST!! You just cannot beat the build quality with this drive and it was very hard to beat the price from Buy.com!! They also gave me a bunch of Super points on top of the purchase so I am very happy with this! The drive itself works FLAWLESSLY and it is VERY FAST!! A+
Better than expected8/1/2012
I install it on a Macbook Pro 2011 version and it function very well, enter the OS in a blazing speed with just 16 seconds....
Perfect for MacBook Pro7/26/2012
Works great, no problems so far
I recently built my own computer and used this as the primary drive to house the operating system. I always heard that a SSD drive would give better performance, but I had no idea how much. From the time I push the power button till it's booted up took 8 seconds! I love this drive and don't think I'll ever go back to a mechanical hard drive for my OS.
My first SSD7/16/2012
I updated the firmware.....installed windows 7- 64 and then WOW. Works flawlessly and is FAST No problems on my o/c i5-3570 and Z77 combo.
working good so far7/11/2012
the drive working pretty good so far, I clone it to my fujitsu lap top hard drive using apricon kit sofware, it took 3 hours to clone the 200 gb hard drive. After clonning I just replace the laptop hard drive with this ssd drive and boot up as normal and running good. It took 30 second to boot up with win 7. I would recommended this drive to anyone thinking about using ssd drive
SSD is the way to go5/30/2012
Upgrading my computer and used this hard drive for main system and program files. My computer has never started up this fast before. No noise and really fast.
Very Nice the best5/19/2012
Opening comments: I have owned pc's for 25years. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK UPGRADE YOU COULD EVER HOPE TO BUY!!!! IT IS EVEN BETTER THAN REPLACING A 2YR OLD COMPUTER OR LAPTOP AND OF COURSE CHEAPER!! Other benefits: windows is more stable. If you have a lot of programs open at the same time, the computer remains stable all day. Now, I rarely need to reboot.
great product and service5/9/2012
I would strongly recommend using this product and this company to all my friends. Perfect card for price and speed