Average Bench: 82.5% (390th of 1021)

more Based on 20,221 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 17.5% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 166MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 960GB is 46.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Ultra II 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 237MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 261MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 20,221 samples)
Min Avg Max
306 Read 438 503
277 Write 387 472
163 Mixed 261 343
134 SusWrite 237 343
74% 331 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.5 4K Read 28.1 37.4
33.4 4K Write 73.2 119
17.6 4K Mixed 33.4 47.5
124% 44.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
150 DQ Read 326 389
96.9 DQ Write 234 297
51.8 DQ Mixed 166 243
155% 242 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
483GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 295 221 205 173 204 MB/s
Read 502
Write 474
Mixed 306
SusWrite 244
85% 382 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 52.5
194% 72.1 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 191
180% 283 MB/s
641GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 301 298 300 298 298 MB/s
Read 502
Write 476
Mixed 331
SusWrite 303
90% 403 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 94.5
4K Mixed 48.3
159% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 239
205% 303 MB/s
561GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X31200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 454 430 303 197 195 193 MB/s
Read 507
Write 461
Mixed 322
SusWrite 295
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 93.1
4K Mixed 41.5
152% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 201
186% 289 MB/s
362GB free
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 406 330 298 299 297 292 MB/s
Read 471
Write 424
Mixed 323
SusWrite 320
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 43.4
4K Mixed 29.5
99% 32.7 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 189
145% 197 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,445,205 SSDs tested.


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Typical Ultra II 960GB Builds (Compare 40,853 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 74%
Desktop 79%
Workstation 64%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,138

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