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

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 85,630 user samples
13,630 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 186GB free
Poor: 47% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 473rd / 911
72,000 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 48GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 57GB free
Poor: 59% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 237th / 911
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
64.1 % 79 % Faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
454 MB/s 485 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
237 MB/s 318 MB/s Much faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27.1 MB/s 35.9 MB/s Much faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
48.2 MB/s 57.6 MB/s Faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
234 MB/s 326 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
14.3 MB/s 20.4 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
498 MB/s 510 MB/s +2%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
340 MB/s 351 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.6 MB/s 44.9 MB/s Faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
76.6 MB/s 81.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
331 MB/s 357 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
20.8 MB/s 26.8 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 6,063,115 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.47 % 1.25 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
74.1 % Much better value.
51.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % Slightly more popular.
58 %
Price (score)
$75 Much cheaper.
42 Months More recent.
56 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
349 MB/s 359 MB/s +3%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
206 MB/s 239 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
980 Pts 1,053 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
51.4 MB/s 83.6 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
175 MB/s 192 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
130 MB/s 151 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
31.1 MB/s 49.5 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
240GB 250GB

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 Evo is remarkable in that, like the Sandisk Extreme II, it features a second level cache. For the 250 GB Evo this consists of a 3 GB Turbowrite cache (TWC) which is a block of high speed Flash Memory. When the TWC is exhausted write speeds drop by approximately 50% but that won't often happen under typical consumer workloads. In terms of raw performance, even with its cache, the Evo still isn't the fastest drive. With a real world speed index reading of 439 MB/s the EVO is however, within reach of the two speed leaders (Vector and 850 Pro). At a price point of $130 the Evo is around 30% cheaper making it the best value for money SSDs I have seen in 2014. Comparing the Evo and the Sandisk Ultra Plus shows that the Evo is the winner but the Sandisk may be a viable alternative thanks to its cache-free, and therefore more consistent performance during extended writes. [Aug '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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