Average Bench: 84.8% (350th of 1012)

more Based on 18,831 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 15.2% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 167MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra II 960GB is 42.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Ultra II 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 240MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 264MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 18,831 samples)
Min Avg Max
304 Read 441 500
280 Write 388 472
166 Mixed 264 343
127 SusWrite 240 341
74.6% 333 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 4K Read 28.6 37.2
40.7 4K Write 79.1 117
20.2 4K Mixed 34.4 47.7
129% 47.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
197 DQ Read 335 390
144 DQ Write 243 296
55.2 DQ Mixed 167 242
158% 248 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
894GB free
Firmware: X31200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 436 435 437 437 437 MB/s
Read 497
Write 421
Mixed 311
SusWrite 436
93% 416 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 87.1
4K Mixed 40.8
149% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 171
136% 191 MB/s
264GB free
Firmware: X413
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 298 297 295 293 294 MB/s
Read 486
Write 351
Mixed 285
SusWrite 300
79% 355 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 74.7
4K Mixed 30.7
126% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 185
144% 199 MB/s
284GB free
Firmware: X35510RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 200 222 201 208 206 MB/s
Read 300
Write 260
Mixed 156
SusWrite 209
52% 231 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 64.5
4K Mixed 34.7
113% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 187
DQ Write 133
DQ Mixed 118
100% 146 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,945,238 SSDs tested.


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Typical Ultra II 960GB Builds (Compare 33,659 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 74%
Desktop 75%
Workstation 54%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,132

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