SanDisk Extreme 480GB 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD) - SDSSDX-480G-G25

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I chose this SSD because Tom's Hardware reviewed i

on 5/17/2012

I chose this SSD because Tom's Hardware reviewed it as the best bang for the buck at 120GB. I'm using it with my ThinkPad T420s running Fedora Linux. Works perfectly, and wow, what a difference it makes to the overall performance and snappiness of the machine. Booting is much faster, but so are many other tasks, including just basic web browsing (since presumably the cache is faster). Well worth the cost.

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NO need to do a firmware upgrade

by Yu on 8/2/2012

SanDisk SSD comes with up to date firmware so dont west time looking for it. the products work and dont worry about trim support with windows 7 or vista plug n play. i used Acronis backup to clone my sata drive first then put the image into ssd worked fine. windows benchmark went from 3.2 to 7.5 or 7.7. I am happy with this ssd and it works. i bought a second one for my second laptop

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SanDisk Extreme® SSD (480 GB)

Improve your gaming experience with SanDisk Extreme SSD
  • DIY upgrade solution for PC/laptop can save you money
  • Fast load times easily handle graphic-heavy PC games
  • Faster bootup/shutdown1
  • Designed to withstand shock and vibration
  • Consumes less power than standard hard drives1
  • Quiet, cool operation with no moving parts

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 540 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 460 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 240 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 1.4 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.

SanDisk Extreme SSD60 GB3120 GB3240 GB3480 GB3
PerformanceSeq. Read (up to)550 MB/s550 MB/s550 MB/s540 MB/s
Seq. Write (up to)510 MB/s510 MB/s520 MB/s460 MB/s
Rnd. Read (up to)13K IOPS23K IOPS39K IOPS44K IOPS
Rnd. Write (up to)82K IOPS83K IOPS83K IOPS46K IOPS
MTBFTelcordia, Stress Part2.8M hours2.5M hours2.0M hours1.4M hours

SanDisk Extreme SSD: Reviews and Awards
Review from

"The SanDisk Extreme SSD boasts some of the fastest speeds we have recorded for a client SSD, with exceptionally strong 4K random read and randome write speeds." -

Review from

"This is not only the highest performing SandForce drive on the market, but this is the highest performing consumer SSD..." -

Review from The

"The SanDisk Extreme 240GB SATA 3 SSD is a definite recommendation as its introductory price is as good to see as its performance." - The

Review from

"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." -

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.


Manufacturer SanDisk
Mfg Part# SDSSDX-480G-G25
SKU 227072804
UPC 619659073442
UPC 14 00619659073442
Product Guide SanDisk Store Here
Noise reduction for quiet drive operation
Low power consumption for cooler operation and extended battery life
Delivers reliability, durability, and high-performance for your laptop or PC
Designed to withstand shocks and vibration for high durability
Upgrade your PC with the durability, reliability, and performance of a solid state drive
Launch applications faster and enjoy quicker system boot ups/shut downs
Lower power consumption than a standard hard drive
2.5” SATA 6 Gb/s
3-year limited warranty
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