Average Bench: 84.9% (343rd of 1011)

more Based on 17,600 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 15.0% 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 168MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 960GB is 45%. 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 249MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 263MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,600 samples)
Min Avg Max
326 Read 442 501
268 Write 386 472
161 Mixed 263 339
140 SusWrite 249 341
74.9% 335 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.6 4K Read 28.4 37.6
37.6 4K Write 77.1 120
20.2 4K Mixed 34.7 47.9
128% 46.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
120 DQ Read 329 390
94.1 DQ Write 241 295
43.5 DQ Mixed 168 243
157% 246 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
552GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 189 165 168 168 168 MB/s
Read 373
Write 423
Mixed 187
SusWrite 196
66% 295 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 63.7
4K Mixed 36.4
123% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 94.2
134% 252 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: X35510RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 282 199 197 215 187 207 MB/s
Read 459
Write 410
Mixed 281
SusWrite 214
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 62.7
4K Mixed 29.4
112% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 198
164% 238 MB/s
262GB free
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 433 408 288 226 202 208 MB/s
Read 450
Write 433
Mixed 309
SusWrite 294
83% 372 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 43.2
4K Mixed 27
94% 31.5 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 204
169% 239 MB/s
682GB free
Firmware: X35510RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 334 337 338 349 319 261 MB/s
Read 342
Write 345
Mixed 246
SusWrite 323
71% 314 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 56.8
4K Mixed 25.5
95% 34.4 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 166
144% 213 MB/s
25GB free
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 139 91 100 55 53 MB/s
Read 351
Write 94.7
Mixed 100
SusWrite 103
35% 162 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 43.1
4K Mixed 14.5
78% 27.3 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 94.7
DQ Mixed 54.5
88% 177 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $209 @ launch in Sep '14
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Typical Ultra II 960GB Builds (Compare 30,695 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 73%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,115

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

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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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