Average Bench: 67.6% (443rd of 921)

more Based on 8,801 user benchmarks.  Models: SanDisk SDSSDHII960G, SanDis Ultra II 960GB, SanDisk SDSSDHII, SanDisk Ultra II 960GB, SanDis SDSSDHII960G, SanDisk Ultra II

Above average average bench

The SanDisk Ultra II 960GB averaged 32.4% 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 27MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 469MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 960GB is 32.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the SanDisk Ultra II 960GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 28.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 14.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,801 samples)
Min Avg Max
347 Read 469 500
179 Write 264 344
145 Mixed 255 328
72.5% 329 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.9 4K Read 27 36.2
23.6 4K Write 50.8 78.8
7.72 4K Mixed 14.7 20.5
86.6% 30.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.9 DQ Read 201 365
34.9 DQ Write 136 201
7.36 DQ Mixed 28.3 44.6
59% 122 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
489GB free
Firmware: X41320RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 489
Write 240
Mixed 280
74% 336 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 57.3
4K Mixed 16.9
93% 33.7 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 158
DQ Mixed 43.1
82% 167 MB/s
218GB free
Firmware: X35510RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 418
Write 290
Mixed 162
64% 290 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 39.2
4K Mixed 10.6
62% 22.7 MB/s
DQ Read 150
DQ Write 93.7
DQ Mixed 9.17
37% 84.4 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 345
Write 256
Mixed 167
56% 256 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 44.6
4K Mixed 8.57
73% 26.1 MB/s
DQ Read 30.3
DQ Write 64.9
DQ Mixed 9.89
18% 35 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,448,144 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $209 @ launch in Sep '14
EbayUS $2303 mins
AmazonUS $26113 mins
BHPhotoUS $2613 days
NeweggUS $3031 month
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Typical Ultra II 960GB Builds (Compare 11,407 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 105%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $165

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,475

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

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4 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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