SanDisk Extreme 120GB SSD Review – Performance at a bargain price

Posted 25 May 2012 22:33 CEST by Wendy Robertson

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


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.

F.E.A.R. 2

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..... settings

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