Average Bench: 82% (391st of 1011)

more Based on 24,397 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 17.9% 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 206MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.5MB/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 177MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 250MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,397 samples)
Min Avg Max
338 Read 448 504
215 Write 361 472
155 Mixed 250 350
79.3 SusWrite 177 251
68.9% 309 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 29.2 38
36.6 4K Write 78 120
21.3 4K Mixed 36.5 48.5
132% 47.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.9 DQ Read 320 389
109 DQ Write 245 308
46.9 DQ Mixed 206 254
175% 257 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
151GB free
Firmware: X31200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 216 216 218 216 216 MB/s
Read 488
Write 330
Mixed 220
SusWrite 220
70% 315 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 83
4K Mixed 36.5
140% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 110
107% 170 MB/s
92GB free
Firmware: X31200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 195 214 214 214 214 MB/s
Read 452
Write 325
Mixed 193
SusWrite 219
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 43.5
4K Mixed 25.1
85% 29.5 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 132
139% 228 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 192 191 197 196 192 MB/s
Read 403
Write 363
Mixed 203
SusWrite 192
65% 290 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 52.7
4K Mixed 31.1
108% 36.7 MB/s
DQ Read 33.3
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 45.4
42% 62.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,505,468 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Sep '14
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Typical Ultra II 240GB Builds (Compare 32,693 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 63%
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Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $548

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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

5 months ago.

This drive is very generic, and not innovative.


Poor

9 months ago.

Little workhorse....great value.


Poor

5 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

15 months ago.

Works fine for the most part. Never any problems.


Poor

5 years ago.


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