Average Bench: 84.5% (411th of 1071)

more Based on 35,454 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 15.4% 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 166MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.6MB/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 244MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 262MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,454 samples)
Min Avg Max
307 Read 439 502
268 Write 384 476
162 Mixed 262 342
137 SusWrite 244 355
74.3% 332 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 29.1 37.8
34.4 4K Write 75.7 115
18.5 4K Mixed 34.6 49.1
128% 46.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
201 DQ Read 335 390
95.1 DQ Write 233 296
53.7 DQ Mixed 166 243
156% 245 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
675GB free
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 291 302 303 303 297 300 MB/s
Read 402
Write 374
Mixed 256
SusWrite 299
75% 333 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 85.5
4K Mixed 31.7
133% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 199
186% 292 MB/s
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X35510RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 172 150 133 111 128 MB/s
Read 389
Write 379
Mixed 241
SusWrite 159
65% 292 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 47.1
4K Mixed 24.7
87% 30.7 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 164
144% 215 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 70,932,600 SSDs tested.

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MSRP ≈ $209 @ launch in Sep '14
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Typical Ultra II 960GB Builds (Compare 11,957 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $938

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

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5 years 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.


Poor

2 years ago.

£140 for only 250gb is not worth it at all , even for an ssd .


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