Controller: Marvell 88SS9175. Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC.

Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 9,701 user samples
3,558 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 101GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 76GB free
Poor: 53% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 311th / 853
6,143 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 211GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 87GB free
Poor: 52% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 332nd / 853
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
70.4 % +1% 69.4 % -1%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
404 MB/s -15% 466 MB/s Faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
311 MB/s +4% 300 MB/s -4%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.6 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
23 MB/s -11%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
68.7 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
60.6 MB/s -13%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
311 MB/s -1% 314 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
17.5 MB/s +1% 17.3 MB/s -1%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
440 MB/s -10% 484 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
426 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
338 MB/s -26%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.7 MB/s Faster peak random read.
27.9 MB/s -17%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
108 MB/s Faster peak random write.
85.9 MB/s -26%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
398 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
339 MB/s -17%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
25.1 MB/s +2% 24.5 MB/s -2%
Market Share
Based on 3,271,260 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.21 % -248% 0.73 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
64.1 % -17% 75 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % -3% 63 % +3%
Price (score)
$110 -15% $94 Slightly cheaper.
54 Months -76% 13 Months Much more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
313 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
230 MB/s -36%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
212 MB/s -4% 221 MB/s +4%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
963 Pts Stronger server IO.
807 Pts -19%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
49.7 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
40.2 MB/s -24%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
148 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
130 MB/s -14%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
150 MB/s +5% 143 MB/s -5%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
33.1 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
26.2 MB/s -26%
256GB 275GB

The Sandisk Ultra Plus has an above average consumer performance profile and is available at a fantastic price. It's one of the cheapest SSD's we have reviewed and we like it a lot. With a real world speed of 488.1 MB/s and an AS-SSD Total score of 910 points, the Ultra Plus is able to handle consumer workloads reasonably well and enterprise workloads just below average. The slightly below average server performance is primarily due to the Ultra's deep queue 4k write speed which clocked in at just 165 MB/s, considerably below the group average of 241 MB/s. Given that this drive is only a few months old, there is a good chance that its prices will drop even further which would make it an even better value consumer proposition than it already is. [Apr '13 SSDrivePro]


The 275GB Crucial MX300 supersedes the MX200. Unlike its predecessor, the MX300 is TLC based and therefore suffers from weak write speeds in comparison to MLC drives. The MX300 utilises a sophisticated algorithm to enable fast burst write speeds provided that there is sufficient free space on the disk but as the drive fills up write performance drops to the relatively poor levels seen on other TLC drives (similar to mechanical drives). At current prices (70 USD) the MX300 competes well with other low end drives such as the OCZ Trion, Adata SP550 and Samsung 750 EVO. As stocks build the MX300 is likely to see further price cuts, so it could become a very interesting value proposition. See the current value leaders here[Sep '16 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2017 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]

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