Average Bench: 83.7% (339th of 1000)

more Based on 14,450 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 16.2% 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 170MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 960GB is 47.8%. 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 240MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 257MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,450 samples)
Min Avg Max
328 Read 441 501
265 Write 384 468
164 Mixed 257 332
128 SusWrite 240 337
73.9% 330 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 4K Read 27.9 37.5
34.9 4K Write 76.3 119
18.7 4K Mixed 33.5 47.5
125% 45.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
92.9 DQ Read 337 390
84.2 DQ Write 245 295
52.5 DQ Mixed 170 242
160% 251 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
252GB free
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 455 400 199 177 123 175 MB/s
Read 500
Write 484
Mixed 330
SusWrite 255
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 52.8
201% 76.2 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 215
194% 297 MB/s
527GB free
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 258 204 193 192 128 MB/s
Read 496
Write 449
Mixed 270
SusWrite 224
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 41.8
168% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 158
154% 244 MB/s
252GB free
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 303 186 184 150 135 173 MB/s
Read 434
Write 357
Mixed 224
SusWrite 188
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 44.9
177% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 131
143% 241 MB/s
148GB free
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 371 235 135 146 95 90 MB/s
Read 474
Write 453
Mixed 330
SusWrite 179
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 59.9
4K Mixed 37.2
124% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 246
209% 308 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $209 @ launch in Sep '14
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Typical Ultra II 960GB Builds (Compare 26,681 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 91%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 114% - Outstanding Total price: $1,008

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 Comments

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

Everything you do on your computer - faster...

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13 months 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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