Average Bench: 65.4% (402nd of 848)

more Based on 6,230 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 34.6% 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 26.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 449MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 240GB is 36.7%. 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 30.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 240MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,230 samples)
Min Avg Max
339 Read 449 496
139 Write 245 335
135 Mixed 240 325
68.5% 312 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.3 4K Read 26.9 35.7
22 4K Write 50.7 82.5
8.02 4K Mixed 14.5 21
86.2% 30.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 DQ Read 191 359
36 DQ Write 138 211
7.83 DQ Mixed 30.9 51.3
59.4% 120 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
171GB free
Firmware: X31200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 461
Write 167
Mixed 208
61% 279 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 76
4K Mixed 20.4
112% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 36
89% 188 MB/s
138GB free
Firmware: X31200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 468
Write 257
Mixed 251
72% 325 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 74.9
4K Mixed 13.8
109% 41 MB/s
DQ Read 35.9
DQ Write 82.9
DQ Mixed 13.4
23% 44 MB/s
110GB free
Firmware: X41200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 489
Write 231
Mixed 241
70% 321 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 68.2
4K Mixed 12.3
108% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 32.5
DQ Write 68.9
DQ Mixed 12.2
20% 37.9 MB/s
92GB free
Firmware: X31200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 468
Write 174
Mixed 79.1
52% 241 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 49.4
4K Mixed 9.17
83% 29.5 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 161
DQ Mixed 44.8
76% 149 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: X41200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 341
Write 96.8
Mixed 68.5
36% 169 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 28.1
4K Mixed 11.5
61% 20.1 MB/s
DQ Read 24.9
DQ Write 55.2
DQ Mixed 12.4
17% 30.8 MB/s
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Typical Ultra II 240GB Builds (Compare 12,008 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $149

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $989

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

Added 2 years ago.

Poor

2 years ago.


Good

12 days ago.

Little workhorse....great value.


Good

8 days 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

8 days ago.

perfect!


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