Today we are looking at the latest high speed Solid State drive from Sandisk, the Extreme II. This follows on from our review of the Ultra Plus 256GB Solid State drive which we reviewed back in March this year. The previous generation SanDisk Extreme adopted a SandForce controller however the latest Extreme II model has the Marvell 88SS9187 controller onboard. Is this a drive you should be shortlisting for a new system build this year?
This SanDisk Extreme II is the companies flagship model, utilising the SATA 6Gbps interface. They claim it will deliver read and write speeds up to 550 MB/s and 510 MB/s respectively, for the 240GB drive we are reviewing today.
The new drive supports TRIM and S.M.A.R.T. features and is rated at a MTBF of 2,000,000 hours. They are offering the drive in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities.
SanDisk offer a full 5 year warranty with each drive, for peace of mind.