Average Bench: 82.7% (370th of 1003)

more Based on 28,177 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 17.2% 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 212MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 240GB is 39.8%. 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 176MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 253MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,177 samples)
Min Avg Max
348 Read 452 502
213 Write 366 470
174 Mixed 253 341
81.2 SusWrite 176 236
69.5% 311 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 29.5 38.3
37 4K Write 78.4 119
22.4 4K Mixed 36.3 49.2
133% 48.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
202 DQ Read 334 390
145 DQ Write 253 309
104 DQ Mixed 212 254
181% 267 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 249 194 194 186 168 MB/s
Read 506
Write 463
Mixed 370
SusWrite 214
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 54.9
200% 73.9 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 251
212% 311 MB/s
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X31200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 254 198 207 208 213 213 MB/s
Read 464
Write 315
Mixed 230
SusWrite 215
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 37.5
156% 59.2 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 254
209% 299 MB/s
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 195 192 190 191 192 MB/s
Read 431
Write 385
Mixed 242
SusWrite 196
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 47.6
4K Mixed 32.4
107% 35.5 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 223
189% 279 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,730,416 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Sep '14
AmazonUS $6045 secs
BHPhotoUS $7015 months
EbayUS $10020 mins
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Typical Ultra II 240GB Builds (Compare 29,362 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 114% - Outstanding Total price: $603

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

Added 4 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

2 months ago.

This drive is very generic, and not innovative.


Poor

6 months ago.

Little workhorse....great value.


Poor

2 month 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

11 months ago.

Works fine for the most part. Never any problems.


Poor

4 years ago.


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AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $120Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
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