Average Bench: 65.5% (411th of 857)

more Based on 8,479 user benchmarks.  Models: SanDisk SDSSDHII240G, SanDisk Ultra II 240, SanDisk SDSSDHII, SanDis SDSSDHII240G, SanDis Ultra II 240GB, SanDisk Ultra II 240GB, SanDisk Ultra II

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]

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Above average average bench

The SanDisk Ultra II 240GB averaged 34.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 457MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 240GB is 36.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Ultra II 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 29.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 241MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,479 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 457 498
125 Write 243 338
126 Mixed 241 324
68.9% 313 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 27.8 36.5
24.3 4K Write 51.2 82.5
7.98 4K Mixed 14.6 21.2
87.9% 31.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22 DQ Read 177 358
35.3 DQ Write 131 209
8.06 DQ Mixed 29.9 51.2
56% 113 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
200GB free
Firmware: X41200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 499
Write 285
Mixed 260
77% 348 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 71.2
4K Mixed 12.6
112% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 10.1
76% 181 MB/s
191GB free
Firmware: X31200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 464
Write 138
Mixed 98.2
50% 234 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 61.5
4K Mixed 14.2
103% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 161
DQ Mixed 32
75% 160 MB/s
57GB free
Firmware: X31200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 468
Write 284
Mixed 252
74% 335 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 37.6
4K Mixed 15.6
72% 24.8 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 51.2
71% 134 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 469
Write 170
Mixed 243
64% 294 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 38.6
4K Mixed 15.4
83% 27.5 MB/s
DQ Read 30.4
DQ Write 44.3
DQ Mixed 9.99
15% 28.2 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: X31200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 359
Write 182
Mixed 222
56% 254 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 46.6
4K Mixed 9.4
72% 26.3 MB/s
DQ Read 22.5
DQ Write 39.7
DQ Mixed 8.72
13% 23.6 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,028

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

Added 2 years ago.

Poor

2 months ago.

Little workhorse....great value.


Good

2 months ago.

Incompatibility with video drivers Catalyst 15.7. It takes 20 to 25 seconds on the screen of welcome. With an HDD this delay does not occur.


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Expensive


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