Average Bench: 85.1% (244th of 956)

more Based on 15,203 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 14.8% 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 195MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 480GB is 54.3%. 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 238MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 269MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,203 samples)
Min Avg Max
345 Read 449 504
253 Write 389 478
180 Mixed 269 346
93.8 SusWrite 238 336
75.2% 336 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.2 4K Read 28.4 39
33.4 4K Write 76 124
19.8 4K Mixed 35.9 50.9
129% 46.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.9 DQ Read 326 390
75.3 DQ Write 256 309
38.7 DQ Mixed 195 251
172% 259 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
299GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X31200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 318 213 214 203 201 207 MB/s
Read 506
Write 458
Mixed 353
SusWrite 226
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 48
179% 67.8 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 220
198% 302 MB/s
114GB free
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 424 416 309 306 301 290 MB/s
Read 460
Write 371
Mixed 314
SusWrite 341
83% 372 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 83.2
4K Mixed 37.8
138% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 249
211% 310 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,961,641 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $170 @ launch in Sep '14
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Typical Ultra II 480GB Builds (Compare 22,792 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,099

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

Added 3 years ago.

Terrible

3 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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