SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD (240GB, 480GB & 960GB) Review: The Fastest Just Got Fasterby Kristian Vättö on June 16, 2014 4:00 PM EST
AnandTech Storage Bench 2011
Back in 2011 (which seems like so long ago now!), we introduced our AnandTech Storage Bench, a suite of benchmarks that took traces of real OS/application usage and played them back in a repeatable manner. The MOASB, officially called AnandTech Storage Bench 2011 - Heavy Workload, mainly focuses on peak IO performance and basic garbage collection routines. There is a lot of downloading and application installing that happens during the course of this test. Our thinking was that it's during application installs, file copies, downloading and multitasking with all of this that you can really notice performance differences between drives. The full description of the Heavy test can be found here, while the Light workload details are here.
The Extreme Pro does well in our older Storage Benches as well, although as you can see we have gotten to a point where the difference between SATA drives is less than 10% in most cases.