Average Bench: 84.1% (256th of 956)

more Based on 10,075 user benchmarks.  Models: SanDisk SDSSDHII960G, SanDis Ultra II 960GB, SanDisk SDSSDHII, SanDisk Ultra II 960GB, SanDis SDSSDHII960G, SanDisk Ultra II

Very good average bench

The SanDisk Ultra II 960GB averaged just 15.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the SanDisk Ultra II 960GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 165MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 960GB is 46.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Ultra II 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 244MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 261MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,075 samples)
Min Avg Max
329 Read 440 501
282 Write 387 470
164 Mixed 261 338
145 SusWrite 244 330
74.6% 333 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.6 4K Read 28.1 37.2
35.2 4K Write 76.9 122
19 4K Mixed 34 47.4
127% 46.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
106 DQ Read 329 390
92 DQ Write 242 296
52.2 DQ Mixed 165 243
156% 246 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
493GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 348 298 291 297 244 294 MB/s
Read 464
Write 454
Mixed 335
SusWrite 295
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 54.1
4K Mixed 35.3
116% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 394
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 240
206% 306 MB/s
57GB free
Firmware: X35510RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 297 116 100 120 135 147 MB/s
Read 439
Write 258
Mixed 266
SusWrite 153
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 36.9
157% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 180
163% 253 MB/s
659GB free
Firmware: X35510RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 292 229 226 219 214 216 MB/s
Read 475
Write 422
Mixed 305
SusWrite 233
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 55.9
4K Mixed 32.5
109% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 126
139% 238 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 196 146 149 128 28 MB/s
Read 364
Write 367
Mixed 234
SusWrite 154
63% 280 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 61.3
4K Mixed 33.3
116% 40.6 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 192
166% 249 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,977,448 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $209 @ launch in Sep '14
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Typical Ultra II 960GB Builds (Compare 22,832 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,182

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 Comments

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

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3 months ago.

Died in less than a year. Return process took over a month and they want you to waste your time trying to troubleshoot even though it is completely dead. I think the whole process took abut 10-12 weeks and I lost everything as I thought the drive would last me at least 2 years.


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