Average Bench: 87.6% (349th of 1058)

more Based on 46,438 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 12.4% 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 207MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 480GB is 44%. 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 252MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 285MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 46,438 samples)
Min Avg Max
352 Read 460 508
295 Write 402 480
192 Mixed 285 354
104 SusWrite 252 346
78.2% 350 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 4K Read 29.5 37.3
37.7 4K Write 75.4 111
21.6 4K Mixed 36.9 48.5
132% 47.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
183 DQ Read 335 390
127 DQ Write 256 309
95.2 DQ Mixed 207 256
179% 266 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
265GB free
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 308 294 289 294 293 MB/s
Read 486
Write 466
Mixed 300
SusWrite 299
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 64.2
4K Mixed 33.3
122% 42.4 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 242
201% 291 MB/s
393GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X411
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 226 253 251 249 252 MB/s
Read 469
Write 392
Mixed 269
SusWrite 235
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 62.5
4K Mixed 29.1
116% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 148
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 142
107% 143 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,718,125 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $170 @ launch in Sep '14
AmazonUS $1004 months
BHPhotoUS $1303 years
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Typical Ultra II 480GB Builds (Compare 18,081 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $998

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

Added 5 years ago.

Terrible

2 years ago.

It worked 'ok' for two to three years. Over the past six months I've had stuttering issues in some games, ruled everything else out as most of my hardware was upgraded and all the other stuff was relatively new. Completely died on me a couple of weeks back. Tried recovering data and the drive itself but to no avail. Over the years I've found Scamdisk to be the worst brand of hard drives and memory sticks. They are a brand of Western Digital (from which I've also had numerous drives fail) so that says it all really. I have Samsung and Kingston SSDs and an old Hitachi 1TB HDD for much longer than this drive and they're all holding up to this day.


Very good

4 years ago.

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


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