Average Bench: 83.6% (413th of 1058)

more Based on 24,502 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 16.3% 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 165MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 960GB is 45.9%. 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 236MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 258MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,502 samples)
Min Avg Max
308 Read 439 502
271 Write 385 470
165 Mixed 258 338
132 SusWrite 236 335
73.7% 330 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17 4K Read 28.7 37.4
35.5 4K Write 76 113
18.6 4K Mixed 34.5 47.1
128% 46.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
151 DQ Read 328 390
77.2 DQ Write 232 295
60.1 DQ Mixed 165 243
154% 241 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 435 291 235 157 149 151 MB/s
Read 504
Write 467
Mixed 333
SusWrite 236
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 97
4K Mixed 47.2
167% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 238
204% 302 MB/s
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 286 156 219 157 140 68 MB/s
Read 504
Write 457
Mixed 287
SusWrite 171
79% 355 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 96.2
4K Mixed 43.4
161% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 230
201% 301 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 280 248 236 235 205 138 MB/s
Read 457
Write 314
Mixed 228
SusWrite 224
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 99.5
4K Mixed 37.6
140% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 189
178% 280 MB/s
382GB free
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 335 298 301 295 298 292 MB/s
Read 427
Write 342
Mixed 267
SusWrite 303
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 76.4
4K Mixed 32.1
125% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 192
183% 290 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $209 @ launch in Sep '14
AmazonUS $20010 days
BHPhotoUS $2612 years
EbayUS $35715 mins
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Typical Ultra II 960GB Builds (Compare 85,150 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%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,146

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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.


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