Average Bench: 81.6% (350th of 980)

more Based on 20,353 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 18.4% 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 199MB/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 44.4%. 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 173MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 250MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,353 samples)
Min Avg Max
337 Read 449 502
215 Write 368 477
165 Mixed 250 338
78.3 SusWrite 173 234
69.2% 310 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.9 4K Read 29.6 39.8
39.1 4K Write 78.1 121
20.7 4K Mixed 36.4 49.5
133% 48 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.5 DQ Read 307 389
89.8 DQ Write 239 309
39.9 DQ Mixed 199 254
169% 248 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 196 186 170 189 195 MB/s
Read 391
Write 267
Mixed 274
SusWrite 192
63% 281 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 80.4
4K Mixed 45.5
154% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 174
138% 193 MB/s
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 201 193 193 191 195 MB/s
Read 460
Write 435
Mixed 250
SusWrite 198
75% 336 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 49.1
4K Mixed 31.7
108% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 25.5
DQ Write 43.9
DQ Mixed 27.6
23% 32.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,464,199 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Sep '14
BHPhotoUS $709 months
NeweggUS $996 months
AmazonUS $13541 mins
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Typical Ultra II 240GB Builds (Compare 22,866 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $660

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

Added 4 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

28 days ago.

This drive is very generic, and not innovative.


Poor

18 days ago.

Little workhorse....great value.


Excellent

4 months 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

6 months ago.

Works fine for the most part. Never any problems.


Poor

4 years ago.


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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
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