SanDisk Extreme 120GB SSD Review – Performance at a bargain price
- A closer look at the SanDisk Extreme 120GB SSD hardware
- Test PC and testing procedures
- Synthetic benchmarks
- IOMeter test results
- Anvil's Storage Utilities
- Real world tests
- Application and game loading performance
- MyCE Reality Suite
- Speed degradation after heavy use
- Final thoughts and the conclusion
Application and game loading performance
These tests are very simple tests, but very important to some users of SSD drives.
We simply started an application or game, and measured the time taken for the application or game to fully load and start.
Application loading times
Adobe Fireworks CS3
These types of tests are becoming pretty pointless, as there is so little difference in tangible performance between the modern SSDs.
Corel PaintShop Pro 12
Again, I doubt anyone could tell difference from the fastest to the slowest modern SATA 6Gbps SSD, as they are all very close, but for posterity the SanDisk Extreme is once again in the middle of the pack.
Games loading times
FAR CRY 2
The OCZ Vertex 4 is the fastest, with the SanDisk finishing in fourth place in this test, and is as fast as the larger capacity SandForce SF-2281 based SSDs.
Once again the results are so very close, and once again the SanDisk Extreme is showing a very good turn of speed.
Now let’s round off this article with the MyCE Reality Suite tests on the next page…..