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SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD review: This drive delivers plenty of bang for the buck

At a Glance

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  • SANDISK Extreme 240GB SSD

    Although it's only an average performer, the inexpensive SanDisk Extreme delivers tremendous bang for your SSD buck.

At a Glance

Although it's only an average performer, the inexpensive SanDisk Extreme delivers tremendous bang for your SSD buck.

Price when rated: $165
Lowest price:

Pros

  • Very low price per gigabyte
  • Much faster than previous-generation SSDs

Cons

  • Mediocre write performance
  • Nothing extra in the box, not even mounting screws
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