Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Memory: SanDisk 19nm TLC.


Controller: Phison PS3110-S10. NAND Flash: Toshiba 19nm MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 13,629 user samples
12,924 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 171GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 186GB free
Poor: 47% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 477th / 908
705 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 206GB free
Poor: 53% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 203rd / 908
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
63.8 % 81.5 % Faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
453 MB/s 494 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
236 MB/s 416 MB/s Much faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27 MB/s 28.2 MB/s +4%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
48.2 MB/s 70.6 MB/s Much faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
235 MB/s 442 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
14.2 MB/s +4% 13.6 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
498 MB/s 526 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
339 MB/s 508 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.8 MB/s 36.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
77.5 MB/s 113 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
330 MB/s 514 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
16.1 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 6,033,805 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.42 % Insanely higher market share.
0.01 %
Value For Money
73.7 % Much better value.
51 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % +3% 62 %
Price (score)
$75 Much cheaper.
42 Months 39 Months Slightly more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
346 MB/s 357 MB/s +3%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
205 MB/s 343 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
976 Pts 1,194 Pts Stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
51.4 MB/s 64.3 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
170 MB/s +1% 169 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
128 MB/s 207 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
30.4 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
23.6 MB/s
240GB 240GB

The Sandisk Ultra II sits above Sandisk's Ultra Plus and below their Extreme Pro. The Ultra Plus would probably have been phased out completely were it not for its continued success within budget space. The Ultra II is the first Sandisk drive to utilize cheaper (and slower) TLC NAND. Similarly to the Extreme Pro, the Ultra II utilizes an nCache which operates a portion of the NAND in simulated SLC mode. This strategy also matches the one employed by Samsung's now 14 months old Evo. Comparing the Ultra II and Evo shows broad performance equivalence which given the Ultra II's 15% price discount makes it the better choice today. That said it's probably worth waiting for the release of the 850 Evo which will pack another 14 months of Samsung's market leading R&D and will probably steal the show. [Sep '14 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2018 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


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