Average Bench: 80.6% (311th of 956)

more Based on 16,680 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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Very good average bench

The SanDisk Ultra II 240GB averaged just 19.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the SanDisk Ultra II 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 206MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 240GB is 46.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Ultra II 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 175MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 248MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,680 samples)
Min Avg Max
342 Read 446 498
200 Write 362 469
134 Mixed 248 346
77.4 SusWrite 175 240
68.6% 308 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.4 4K Read 28.8 39.3
31 4K Write 75.2 119
19.3 4K Mixed 35.3 49.7
129% 46.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
122 DQ Read 318 389
103 DQ Write 245 307
72 DQ Mixed 206 253
174% 256 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 369 200 192 191 149 109 MB/s
Read 466
Write 433
Mixed 335
SusWrite 202
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 51.8
176% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 247
210% 309 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 97 91 85 87 71 MB/s
Read 478
Write 455
Mixed 263
SusWrite 97.4
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 53.4
4K Mixed 33.5
114% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 391
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 233
199% 296 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 61 78 81 47 82 MB/s
Read 443
Write 215
Mixed 214
SusWrite 79.6
52% 238 MB/s
4K Read 11.4
4K Write 27
4K Mixed 15.8
52% 18.1 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 193
174% 268 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,001,532 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Sep '14
BHPhotoUS $704 months
NeweggUS $9928 days
AmazonUS $10028 mins
EbayUS $13415 mins
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Typical Ultra II 240GB Builds (Compare 17,601 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $459

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

Added 3 years ago.

Poor

14 months ago.

Little workhorse....great value.


Good

1 day 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.


Good

25 days ago.

Works fine for the most part. Never any problems.


Poor

3 years ago.


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