Average Bench: 83.2% (419th of 1058)

more Based on 31,372 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 16.7% 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 167MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 960GB is 43.3%. 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 259MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,372 samples)
Min Avg Max
302 Read 438 502
263 Write 384 471
158 Mixed 259 337
134 SusWrite 241 347
73.9% 330 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 4K Read 28.5 37.2
35 4K Write 73.9 112
18 4K Mixed 33.7 46.7
125% 45.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
159 DQ Read 330 389
84.2 DQ Write 234 297
57.5 DQ Mixed 167 243
156% 244 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
843GB free
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 443 411 306 235 216 223 MB/s
Read 492
Write 426
Mixed 328
SusWrite 306
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 81.4
4K Mixed 42.8
151% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 246
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 180
146% 207 MB/s
382GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 225 221 193 237 214 203 MB/s
Read 469
Write 386
Mixed 219
SusWrite 216
72% 322 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 58.6
4K Mixed 36.3
123% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 196
162% 233 MB/s
403GB free
Firmware: X41310RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 279 267 289 242 259 MB/s
Read 474
Write 354
Mixed 330
SusWrite 276
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 44.1
4K Mixed 30
107% 34.7 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 224
171% 239 MB/s
521GB free
Firmware: X35510RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 214 225 200 200 387 MB/s
Read 456
Write 395
Mixed 295
SusWrite 237
77% 346 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 46.6
4K Mixed 28.2
98% 33.2 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 177
154% 231 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,077,776 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $209 @ launch in Sep '14
BHPhotoUS $2613 years
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Typical Ultra II 960GB Builds (Compare 93,577 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 100%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 94%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,261

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

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3 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 months ago.

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


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