SanDisk Ultra II 480 GB SATA III 

Released August, 2014
  • 480 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
Without a partner Samsung has the full freedom to dedicate as much (or as little) resources and fab space to TLC development and production as necessary, while SanDisk must coordinate with Toshiba to ensure that both companies are satisfied with the development and production strategy.
by Kristian-Vättö (Sep, 2014)
I am glad that SanDisk is showing more commitment to the retail space because if there is one company that can challenge Samsung and Micron in all aspects, that is SanDisk.
by Kristian-Vättö (Sep, 2014)

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I'm still trying to wrap my head around the technological placement of the SSD Plus as it seems a bit weird to have MLC in the entry-level offering and then TLC in the one level up, but I should have a better understanding of the product once I have a sample on hand.
Today here at CES SanDisk is announcing a new entry-level member to its client SSD family, which is simply called the SSD Plus.

SanDisk Ultra II (240GB) SSD Review

by Kristian Vättö |
There are a number of factors factors that make it practically impossible to figure out the exact NAND endurance because a part of the NAND operates in SLC mode with far greater endurance and there is a hefty amount of spare bytes for parity, but I think it is safe to say that the TLC NAND portion is rated at around 500 P/E cycles.
Saying that the Ultra II is faster than the 840 EVO would not be accurate since the two trade blows in our benchmarks, but the truth is that the Ultra II is a tough competitor to the 840 EVO.

SanDisk Releases Ultra II SSD: Bringing More TLC NAND to the Market

by Kristian Vättö |
It is a busy day in the client SSD space as earlier today AMD announced the company's first SSD, the R7, and now SanDisk is releasing the Ultra II to the mainstream market.
We have covered TLC NAND several times already, but in short TLC NAND provides lower cost at the cost of performance and endurance, making it a feasible option for value drives.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Capacity 480 GB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller Marvell 88SS9187
Memory type MLC

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Thickness 7 mm

manufacturer performance

MTBF 1,750,000 hours
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