Average Bench: 85.7% (303rd of 992)

more Based on 12,688 user benchmarks.  Models: SanDisk SDSSDHII960G, SanDis Ultra II 960GB, SanDisk SDSSDHII, SanDisk Ultra II 960GB, SanDis SDSSDHII960G, SanDisk Ultra II

Very good average bench

The SanDisk Ultra II 960GB averaged just 14.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the SanDisk Ultra II 960GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 164MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 960GB is 44.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Ultra II 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 241MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 262MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,688 samples)
Min Avg Max
320 Read 440 502
268 Write 384 472
175 Mixed 262 334
137 SusWrite 241 341
74.3% 332 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 28.6 37.4
37 4K Write 80.9 122
20.3 4K Mixed 35 47.7
131% 48.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
140 DQ Read 344 390
103 DQ Write 247 296
47.4 DQ Mixed 164 243
158% 252 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
463GB free
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 303 302 299 297 297 MB/s
Read 443
Write 339
Mixed 317
SusWrite 315
79% 354 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 59.1
4K Mixed 36.1
123% 41.7 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 240
204% 301 MB/s
361GB free
Firmware: X31200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 274 184 184 183 184 185 MB/s
Read 471
Write 411
Mixed 243
SusWrite 199
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 63
4K Mixed 30.9
112% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 175
154% 230 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 246 159 189 200 137 MB/s
Read 458
Write 434
Mixed 321
SusWrite 221
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 48.6
4K Mixed 30.9
105% 35.3 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 195
157% 217 MB/s
454GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 281 275 221 210 217 271 MB/s
Read 339
Write 327
Mixed 215
SusWrite 246
63% 282 MB/s
4K Read 13
4K Write 32.9
4K Mixed 24.1
68% 23.3 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 209
181% 270 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,030,033 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $209 @ launch in Sep '14
EbayUS $1771 min
AmazonUS $22917 mins
BHPhotoUS $2619 months
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Typical Ultra II 960GB Builds (Compare 24,861 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,111

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 Comments

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

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11 months ago.

Died in less than a year. Return process took over a month and they want you to waste your time trying to troubleshoot even though it is completely dead. I think the whole process took abut 10-12 weeks and I lost everything as I thought the drive would last me at least 2 years.


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