Average Bench: 82.4% (393rd of 1016)

more Based on 34,884 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 17.5% 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 203MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 240GB is 44.5%. 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 176MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 251MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,884 samples)
Min Avg Max
348 Read 451 504
205 Write 366 475
159 Mixed 251 346
76.3 SusWrite 176 251
69.3% 311 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 30 39.2
40.2 4K Write 78.5 118
22.1 4K Mixed 36.6 49.5
134% 48.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
59.3 DQ Read 317 390
99.6 DQ Write 244 310
43.3 DQ Mixed 203 253
173% 255 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 199 193 185 188 190 MB/s
Read 506
Write 486
Mixed 355
SusWrite 228
88% 394 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 53.4
194% 71.2 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 254
213% 311 MB/s
127GB free
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 206 195 183 166 187 MB/s
Read 456
Write 462
Mixed 342
SusWrite 230
84% 372 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 77.5
4K Mixed 47.9
151% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 391
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 251
214% 316 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X31000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 82 79 35 48 30 MB/s
Read 479
Write 431
Mixed 270
SusWrite 76
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 85
4K Mixed 42.6
144% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 254
204% 290 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,680,918 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Sep '14
BHPhotoUS $7021 months
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Typical Ultra II 240GB Builds (Compare 36,135 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 - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $615

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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

9 months ago.

This drive is very generic, and not innovative.


Poor

12 months ago.

Little workhorse....great value.


Poor

8 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

18 months ago.

Works fine for the most part. Never any problems.


Poor

5 years ago.


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