Average Bench: 82.5% (410th of 1040)

more Based on 45,306 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 17.4% 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 205MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 240GB is 42.3%. 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 174MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 252MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 45,306 samples)
Min Avg Max
343 Read 452 503
192 Write 361 476
155 Mixed 252 344
75.4 SusWrite 174 242
69.1% 310 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 4K Read 29.9 39.2
37.5 4K Write 78.4 116
21.7 4K Mixed 36.7 50.2
134% 48.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
179 DQ Read 325 389
126 DQ Write 243 309
79.4 DQ Mixed 205 254
174% 257 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
183GB free
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 198 191 191 191 186 MB/s
Read 498
Write 478
Mixed 342
SusWrite 211
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 80.9
4K Mixed 45.3
154% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 392
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 252
215% 316 MB/s
79GB free
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 231 187 185 190 197 MB/s
Read 440
Write 414
Mixed 329
SusWrite 234
80% 355 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 48.7
4K Mixed 33
109% 36.3 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 246
203% 292 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,682,468 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Sep '14
EbayUS $6010 mins
BHPhotoUS $702 years
AmazonUS $747 months
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Typical Ultra II 240GB Builds (Compare 53,710 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,006

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

Added 6 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

3 months ago.

This drive is very generic, and not innovative.


Poor

23 months ago.

Little workhorse....great value.


Poor

18 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

2 years ago.

Works fine for the most part. Never any problems.


Poor

6 years ago.


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