Average Bench: 82.2% (439th of 1058)

more Based on 51,997 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 17.8% 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 207MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 240GB is 43.1%. 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 183MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 260MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 51,997 samples)
Min Avg Max
333 Read 449 503
218 Write 373 478
177 Mixed 260 353
78.6 SusWrite 183 261
70.5% 316 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.7 4K Read 29.6 38.7
36.3 4K Write 75 111
21.8 4K Mixed 35.9 49.5
131% 46.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
128 DQ Read 330 390
96 DQ Write 247 310
72.3 DQ Mixed 207 255
177% 261 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X31200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 227 216 186 95 77 MB/s
Read 504
Write 457
Mixed 311
SusWrite 202
82% 368 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 76.1
4K Mixed 39.7
139% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 258
212% 304 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 431 182 174 172 147 179 MB/s
Read 480
Write 463
Mixed 340
SusWrite 214
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 59.8
4K Mixed 37.1
125% 42.4 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 254
213% 310 MB/s
185GB free
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 180 164 185 186 185 MB/s
Read 431
Write 443
Mixed 328
SusWrite 219
80% 355 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 44.9
4K Mixed 28.4
92% 31.4 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 245
207% 304 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 92 64 89 96 66 MB/s
Read 369
Write 377
Mixed 209
SusWrite 102
59% 264 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 46.3
4K Mixed 27.3
98% 32.9 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 135
DQ Mixed 234
177% 244 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,338,580 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $110 @ launch in Sep '14
BHPhotoUS $703 years
EbayUS $8020 mins
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Typical Ultra II 240GB Builds (Compare 22,870 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 71%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $936

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

Added 7 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

3 months ago.

This drive is very generic, and not innovative.


Poor

2 years ago.

Little workhorse....great value.


Poor

2 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

3 years ago.

Works fine for the most part. Never any problems.


Poor

7 years ago.


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