Average Bench: 82.2% (452nd of 1072)

more Based on 53,931 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]

Very good average bench

The SanDisk Ultra II 240GB averaged just 17.7% 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 202MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 240GB is 43.5%. 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 179MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 255MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 53,931 samples)
Min Avg Max
334 Read 446 504
213 Write 367 477
169 Mixed 255 352
81.5 SusWrite 179 254
69.5% 312 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 29.8 39.1
39.6 4K Write 77.3 112
21.3 4K Mixed 36.4 50
133% 47.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
109 DQ Read 325 390
105 DQ Write 244 310
47.1 DQ Mixed 202 254
173% 257 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 335 196 194 194 186 MB/s
Read 478
Write 438
Mixed 344
SusWrite 257
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 80.4
4K Mixed 44.2
152% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 208
160% 220 MB/s
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 111 129 85 104 108 MB/s
Read 438
Write 432
Mixed 235
SusWrite 118
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 80.6
4K Mixed 33.6
137% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 149
153% 253 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X31200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 154 108 41 76 80 MB/s
Read 416
Write 227
Mixed 176
SusWrite 103
51% 231 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 80.4
4K Mixed 36.3
135% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 234
194% 280 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $110 @ launch in Sep '14
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Typical Ultra II 240GB Builds (Compare 13,657 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 68%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $712

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

Added 9 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

2 years ago.

This drive is very generic, and not innovative.


Poor

5 years ago.

Little workhorse....great value.


Poor

4 years 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

5 years ago.

Works fine for the most part. Never any problems.


Poor

9 years ago.


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