SanDisk Extreme SSD review: Standard and affordable

The SanDisk Extreme solid-state drive won't surprise you, but it's one of the best deals among SATA 3-based SSDs on the market.

The SanDisk Extreme SSD is one of the most affordable SATA 3-based SSDs on the market.
The SanDisk Extreme SSD is one of the most affordable SATA 3-based SSDs on the market. Dong Ngo/CNET

There's not much that's extreme about the SanDisk Extreme solid-state drive.

In fact, it's very standard, with a 9.5mm 2.5-inch design like most laptop hard drives. In my testing, the drive boosted the test machine's overall performance a great deal. However, that's what you'd expect from a SATA 3-based SSD; again, standard.

What makes the drive just slightly different from most others is its aluminum chassis, which makes the drive very sturdy and good-looking, though not as good-looking as the Samsung 830 series. Where the SanDisk is more appealing than the Samsung is the pricing. The Extreme comes in capacities of 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB that cost $180, $318, and $799, respectively, so it's one of the most affordable SATA 3 on the market.

This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

This $1.3-per-gigabyte pricing more than makes up for the Extreme's average data transfer performance and it's one of the best SSD values right now, especially the 240GB capacity.

For more information, check out the full review of the SanDisk Extreme SSD.

 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Don't Miss
Hot Products
Trending on CNET

HOT ON CNET

Love heavy and clunky tablets?

Said no one ever. CNET brings you the lightest and thinnest tablets on the market.