Average Bench: 82.2% (460th of 1080)

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%
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 164 170 172 177 169 MB/s
Read 499
Write 277
Mixed 251
SusWrite 175
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 84.3
4K Mixed 40.5
150% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 251
DQ Mixed 222
191% 284 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 191 163 188 89 65 MB/s
Read 391
Write 381
Mixed 326
SusWrite 174
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 43.3
4K Mixed 14.7
87% 29.2 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 238
194% 281 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 76,410,527 SSDs tested

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MSRP ≈ $110 @ launch in Sep '14
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Typical Ultra II 240GB Builds (Compare 14,206 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: 79% - Very good Total price: $826

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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

5 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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