Average Bench: 84.1% (382nd of 1037)

more Based on 20,585 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 15.8% 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 163MB/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 43.4%. 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 242MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 260MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,585 samples)
Min Avg Max
315 Read 441 501
262 Write 385 475
164 Mixed 260 337
139 SusWrite 242 350
74.2% 332 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 28.3 36.9
37.7 4K Write 75.9 114
18.2 4K Mixed 34.6 47.1
127% 46.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
132 DQ Read 328 390
90.9 DQ Write 237 296
51 DQ Mixed 163 241
154% 243 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 311 233 169 150 126 112 MB/s
Read 459
Write 370
Mixed 190
SusWrite 184
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 39.4
157% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 69.9
121% 239 MB/s
489GB free
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 330 376 330 311 296 296 MB/s
Read 472
Write 447
Mixed 321
SusWrite 323
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 61.6
4K Mixed 35.6
121% 41.7 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 239
205% 303 MB/s
379GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X35510RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 186 143 138 141 187 MB/s
Read 334
Write 239
Mixed 128
SusWrite 163
48% 216 MB/s
4K Read 13.3
4K Write 55.1
4K Mixed 30.4
88% 32.9 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 180
158% 241 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,730,154 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $209 @ launch in Sep '14
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Typical Ultra II 960GB Builds (Compare 10,026 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,134

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

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2 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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