Average Bench: 80.2% (349th of 964)

more Based on 17,437 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 19.7% 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 198MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 240GB is 45%. 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 173MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 244MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,437 samples)
Min Avg Max
338 Read 444 500
207 Write 354 463
154 Mixed 244 335
80.6 SusWrite 173 252
67.8% 304 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 29.1 38.6
36.6 4K Write 74.9 117
20.3 4K Mixed 35.4 48.7
129% 46.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.5 DQ Read 307 389
68.1 DQ Write 238 308
35.2 DQ Mixed 198 253
168% 248 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 317 189 177 175 180 176 MB/s
Read 512
Write 492
Mixed 328
SusWrite 202
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 56.8
208% 77.4 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 248
210% 308 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,690,586 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Sep '14
BHPhotoUS $707 months
AmazonUS $8034 mins
EbayUS $9519 mins
NeweggUS $994 months
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Typical Ultra II 240GB Builds (Compare 19,621 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $645

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

Added 4 years ago.

Poor

17 months ago.

Little workhorse....great value.


Excellent

2 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

3 months ago.

Works fine for the most part. Never any problems.


Poor

4 years ago.


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