Average Bench: 80.9% (276th of 947)

more Based on 13,535 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 19.0% 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 189MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 240GB is 44.9%. 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 180MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 247MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,535 samples)
Min Avg Max
345 Read 450 501
207 Write 367 472
161 Mixed 247 340
82.9 SusWrite 180 241
69.4% 311 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 29.3 39.3
36 4K Write 75.9 115
15.7 4K Mixed 34.6 49.4
129% 46.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.5 DQ Read 308 389
73.2 DQ Write 237 311
34.5 DQ Mixed 189 254
164% 245 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 226 197 162 112 111 133 MB/s
Read 497
Write 468
Mixed 296
SusWrite 157
79% 355 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 68.2
4K Mixed 41.3
139% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 242
203% 295 MB/s
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 109 35 77 70 60 MB/s
Read 484
Write 467
Mixed 337
SusWrite 95.9
77% 346 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 73.5
4K Mixed 35.3
132% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 238
199% 292 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,497,180 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Sep '14
BHPhotoUS $703 months
AmazonUS $8422 mins
EbayUS $959 mins
NeweggUS $9910 hrs
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Typical Ultra II 240GB Builds (Compare 16,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $462

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

Added 3 years ago.

Poor

13 months ago.

Little workhorse....great value.


Good

6 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

1 month ago.

Works fine for the most part. Never any problems.


Poor

3 years ago.


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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $160Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $290Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $121
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