Average Bench: 86.2% (386th of 1071)

more Based on 62,883 user benchmarks.  Models: SanDisk SDSSDHII480G, SanDis Ultra II 480GB, SanDis SDSSDHII480G, SanDisk SDSSDHII, SanDisk Ultra II 480, SanDisk Ultra II 480GB, SanDisk Ultra II

Very good average bench

The SanDisk Ultra II 480GB averaged just 13.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the SanDisk Ultra II 480GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 203MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 480GB is 48.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Ultra II 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 243MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 278MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 62,883 samples)
Min Avg Max
347 Read 453 504
247 Write 392 478
169 Mixed 278 352
105 SusWrite 243 349
76.4% 342 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.8 4K Read 29.2 37.6
34.4 4K Write 75.1 113
22.6 4K Mixed 36.4 49
131% 46.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
189 DQ Read 335 390
90.6 DQ Write 247 307
82.8 DQ Mixed 203 251
176% 262 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
77GB free
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 362 296 271 262 269 274 MB/s
Read 482
Write 468
Mixed 337
SusWrite 289
88% 394 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 88.8
4K Mixed 44.1
155% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 243
210% 311 MB/s
447GB free
Firmware: 00RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 303 380 395 392 310 281 MB/s
Read 416
Write 422
Mixed 296
SusWrite 344
83% 369 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 69.3
4K Mixed 37.7
128% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 246
209% 308 MB/s
75GB free
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 244 235 152 124 143 102 MB/s
Read 472
Write 344
Mixed 292
SusWrite 167
71% 319 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 37.8
161% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 191
170% 261 MB/s
327GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 222 272 275 225 268 MB/s
Read 478
Write 411
Mixed 225
SusWrite 263
77% 344 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 41.3
4K Mixed 29.2
98% 32.1 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 184
170% 266 MB/s
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Typical Ultra II 480GB Builds (Compare 12,031 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $716

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

Added 8 years ago.

Excellent

20 months ago.

I've had it for years and it's never let me down. Very good drive and I am grateful to Sandisk that it still holds up today in my laptop.


Very good

7 years ago.

My first ssd, so, is very good to me!!!!


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