Average Bench: 86.2% (374th of 1058)

more Based on 66,264 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 206MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 480GB is 45.9%. 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 247MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 277MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 66,264 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 452 504
280 Write 396 479
172 Mixed 277 352
108 SusWrite 247 341
76.8% 343 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.3 4K Read 28.8 37.3
34.5 4K Write 73.9 114
21.4 4K Mixed 36.2 48.7
129% 46.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
213 DQ Read 342 390
104 DQ Write 254 307
83.7 DQ Mixed 206 252
179% 267 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
332GB free
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 332 306 303 290 298 297 MB/s
Read 447
Write 442
Mixed 296
SusWrite 304
84% 372 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 88.5
4K Mixed 42.1
147% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 233
202% 302 MB/s
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 330 192 184 63 100 MB/s
Read 449
Write 445
Mixed 334
SusWrite 219
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 83.5
4K Mixed 44.5
154% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 247
210% 310 MB/s
397GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 313 418 307 303 295 297 MB/s
Read 437
Write 442
Mixed 320
SusWrite 322
86% 380 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 63.6
4K Mixed 38
129% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 254
214% 313 MB/s
397GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 309 301 289 283 289 290 MB/s
Read 432
Write 427
Mixed 260
SusWrite 294
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 62.4
4K Mixed 38.2
128% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 232
200% 297 MB/s
365GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X31200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 224 215 222 205 206 184 MB/s
Read 433
Write 225
Mixed 184
SusWrite 209
58% 263 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 54.8
4K Mixed 27.9
107% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 102
129% 232 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $170 @ launch in Sep '14
AmazonUS $8512 months
BHPhotoUS $1304 years
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Typical Ultra II 480GB Builds (Compare 27,324 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $860

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

Added 7 years ago.

Excellent

6 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

6 years ago.

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


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