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

Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 24,715 user samples
13,045 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 47GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 189GB free
Poor: 46% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 443rd / 873
11,670 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 70GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 140GB free
Poor: 53% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 363rd / 873
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
64.3 % -7% 68.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
453 MB/s -2% 464 MB/s +2%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
239 MB/s -26% 300 MB/s Faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.8 MB/s Faster random read.
22.4 MB/s -20%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
48.7 MB/s -17% 57.1 MB/s Faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
236 MB/s -32% 311 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
14.4 MB/s -20% 17.3 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
496 MB/s +2% 484 MB/s -2%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
341 MB/s +1% 337 MB/s -1%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.3 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
27.4 MB/s -32%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
78.6 MB/s -0% 78.7 MB/s +0%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
326 MB/s -4% 339 MB/s +4%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21 MB/s -15% 24.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 5,230,364 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.35 % -77% 0.62 % Much higher market share.
Value For Money
74.3 % -7% 79.8 % Slightly better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % -6% 67 % Slightly more popular.
Price (score)
$75 Slightly cheaper.
$85 -12%
40 Months -52% 19 Months Much more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
358 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
230 MB/s -56%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
207 MB/s -6% 219 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
996 Pts Stronger server IO.
796 Pts -25%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
50.8 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
40.4 MB/s -26%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
179 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
135 MB/s -33%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
130 MB/s -4% 135 MB/s +4%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
31.3 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
27 MB/s -16%
240GB 275GB

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]


The 275GB Crucial MX300 supersedes the MX200. Unlike its predecessor, the MX300 is TLC based and therefore suffers from weak write speeds in comparison to MLC drives. The MX300 utilises a sophisticated algorithm to enable fast burst write speeds provided that there is sufficient free space on the disk but as the drive fills up write performance drops to the relatively poor levels seen on other TLC drives (similar to mechanical drives). At current prices (70 USD) the MX300 competes well with other low end drives such as the OCZ Trion, Adata SP550 and Samsung 750 EVO. As stocks build the MX300 is likely to see further price cuts, so it could become a very interesting value proposition. See the current value leaders here[Sep '16 SSDrivePro]


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

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]

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