Average Bench: 64.3% (443rd of 873)

more Based on 13,045 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 35.6% 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 26.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 453MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 240GB is 36.2%. 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 31.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 236MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,045 samples)
Min Avg Max
348 Read 453 496
121 Write 239 341
143 Mixed 236 326
68% 310 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.4 4K Read 26.8 36.3
22.2 4K Write 48.7 78.6
7.73 4K Mixed 14.4 21
84.8% 29.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.7 DQ Read 179 358
36.7 DQ Write 130 207
7.87 DQ Mixed 31.3 50.8
56.8% 113 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
29GB free
Firmware: X31200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 484
Write 316
Mixed 318
82% 373 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 52.5
4K Mixed 20.1
100% 34.3 MB/s
DQ Read 31.1
DQ Write 57.7
DQ Mixed 12.8
19% 33.9 MB/s
163GB free
Firmware: X31200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 454
Write 319
Mixed 278
78% 351 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 30.5
4K Mixed 15.8
67% 22.1 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 46
92% 189 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,236,153 SSDs tested.

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Typical Ultra II 240GB Builds (Compare 16,664 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,167

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

Added 3 years ago.

Poor

7 months ago.

Little workhorse....great value.


Good

7 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.


Poor

3 years ago.


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