Average Bench: 81% (411th of 1011)

more Based on 33,236 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 19.0% 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 36MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 240GB is 45.9%. 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 172MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 251MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,236 samples)
Min Avg Max
345 Read 448 504
205 Write 363 476
161 Mixed 251 343
76 SusWrite 172 245
68.7% 308 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.9 4K Read 29.3 39.6
34.5 4K Write 77.1 120
20.6 4K Mixed 36 50.8
131% 47.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36 DQ Read 310 389
97.8 DQ Write 236 311
44.4 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%
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 187 174 158 161 171 MB/s
Read 494
Write 468
Mixed 306
SusWrite 177
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 61.6
4K Mixed 34.6
125% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 246
208% 305 MB/s
176GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 190 187 187 188 182 MB/s
Read 372
Write 264
Mixed 189
SusWrite 192
57% 254 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 67
4K Mixed 40.4
129% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 226
177% 246 MB/s
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 140 115 96 86 MB/s
Read 452
Write 244
Mixed 259
SusWrite 121
60% 269 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 56.4
4K Mixed 36.2
111% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 238
203% 300 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,849,350 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Sep '14
BHPhotoUS $7020 months
AmazonUS $955 days
EbayUS $1082 mins
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Typical Ultra II 240GB Builds (Compare 34,193 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 63%
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Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $606

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

Added 5 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

7 months ago.

This drive is very generic, and not innovative.


Poor

11 months ago.

Little workhorse....great value.


Poor

6 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

16 months ago.

Works fine for the most part. Never any problems.


Poor

5 years ago.


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