Average Bench: 87% (308th of 1011)

more Based on 30,992 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 12.9% 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 200MB/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 47.4%. 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 249MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 277MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,992 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 457 505
280 Write 400 482
184 Mixed 277 351
111 SusWrite 249 344
77.4% 346 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.8 4K Read 29.4 38.1
36.7 4K Write 76.7 119
22.2 4K Mixed 36.4 50.2
132% 47.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
101 DQ Read 330 390
90.7 DQ Write 255 307
47 DQ Mixed 200 252
175% 262 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
129GB free
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 310 436 348 306 299 294 MB/s
Read 501
Write 489
Mixed 353
SusWrite 332
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 53.9
195% 72.3 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 249
212% 312 MB/s
231GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 291 220 279 284 286 292 MB/s
Read 461
Write 444
Mixed 319
SusWrite 276
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 46.5
184% 70.8 MB/s
DQ Read 391
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 229
204% 308 MB/s
407GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X31200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 273 304 287 226 214 210 MB/s
Read 477
Write 408
Mixed 322
SusWrite 252
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 44.8
4K Mixed 30.5
101% 33.4 MB/s
DQ Read 161
DQ Write 162
DQ Mixed 160
121% 161 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,944,654 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $170 @ launch in Sep '14
EbayUS $6518 mins
AmazonUS $7020 days
BHPhotoUS $13019 months
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Typical Ultra II 480GB Builds (Compare 29,873 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,037

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible

16 months 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

3 years ago.

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


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