Average Bench: 87.3% (223rd of 956)

more Based on 16,635 user benchmarks.  Models: SanDisk SDSSDHII480G, SanDis Ultra II 480GB, SanDis SDSSDHII480G, SanDisk SDSSDHII, SanDisk Ultra II 480, SanDisk Ultra II 480GB, SanDisk Ultra II

Very good average bench

The SanDisk Ultra II 480GB averaged just 12.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the SanDisk Ultra II 480GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 203MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 480GB is 48.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Ultra II 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 243MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 271MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,635 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 454 503
268 Write 397 480
179 Mixed 271 348
105 SusWrite 243 347
76.3% 341 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 29.3 38.5
36.1 4K Write 79.8 123
20.9 4K Mixed 36.4 50.7
133% 48.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
66.4 DQ Read 339 390
81.6 DQ Write 259 307
46.1 DQ Mixed 203 252
178% 267 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 421 228 235 65 99 MB/s
Read 473
Write 479
Mixed 307
SusWrite 249
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 80.4
4K Mixed 43.2
150% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 394
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 251
213% 314 MB/s
330GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X31200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 220 210 209 208 207 MB/s
Read 375
Write 367
Mixed 294
SusWrite 222
71% 314 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 98.9
4K Mixed 43.8
161% 59.2 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 214
168% 232 MB/s
320GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X31200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 215 211 207 207 207 MB/s
Read 484
Write 435
Mixed 305
SusWrite 216
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 67.6
4K Mixed 35.5
125% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 195
179% 277 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,643,197 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $170 @ launch in Sep '14
EbayUS $8321 mins
AmazonUS $12138 secs
BHPhotoUS $1308 months
NeweggUS $1651 month
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Typical Ultra II 480GB Builds (Compare 24,161 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $1,003

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

Added 3 years ago.

Terrible

5 months ago.

It worked 'ok' for two to three years. Over the past six months I've had stuttering issues in some games, ruled everything else out as most of my hardware was upgraded and all the other stuff was relatively new. Completely died on me a couple of weeks back. Tried recovering data and the drive itself but to no avail. Over the years I've found Scamdisk to be the worst brand of hard drives and memory sticks. They are a brand of Western Digital (from which I've also had numerous drives fail) so that says it all really. I have Samsung and Kingston SSDs and an old Hitachi 1TB HDD for much longer than this drive and they're all holding up to this day.


Very good

2 years ago.

My first ssd, so, is very good to me!!!!


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