Average Bench: 83.1% (351st of 1000)

more Based on 24,867 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 16.9% 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 208MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 240GB is 41.5%. 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 181MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 255MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,867 samples)
Min Avg Max
341 Read 450 503
214 Write 373 468
183 Mixed 255 338
84.1 SusWrite 181 251
70.2% 314 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 29.7 39.2
35.8 4K Write 79 120
23.2 4K Mixed 36.9 49.6
134% 48.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
80.2 DQ Read 324 390
107 DQ Write 250 309
55.4 DQ Mixed 208 254
177% 260 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
115GB free
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 190 182 181 179 176 MB/s
Read 507
Write 475
Mixed 360
SusWrite 224
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 51.5
184% 66.2 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 246
210% 310 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X412
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 81 51 47 80 47 MB/s
Read 336
Write 218
Mixed 198
SusWrite 72
46% 206 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 72.7
4K Mixed 40.2
131% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 107
85% 120 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,374,440 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Sep '14
BHPhotoUS $7013 months
NeweggUS $9910 months
AmazonUS $10018 days
EbayUS $10032 mins
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Typical Ultra II 240GB Builds (Compare 27,346 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 - $79

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 114% - Outstanding Total price: $555

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

Added 4 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

25 days ago.

This drive is very generic, and not innovative.


Poor

4 months ago.

Little workhorse....great value.


Poor

5 days 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

2 months ago.

i think this is a good ssd


Good

10 months ago.

Works fine for the most part. Never any problems.


Poor

4 years ago.


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