Real World Speed
Performance profile from 3,048 user samples
3,048 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 108GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 140GB free
Poor: 52% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 300th / 850
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
71.2 % -16% 82.3 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
404 MB/s -20% 485 MB/s Faster read speed.
+20%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
314 MB/s -16% 364 MB/s Faster write speed.
+16%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.8 MB/s -15% 29.6 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+15%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
69.9 MB/s +0% 69.8 MB/s -0%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
313 MB/s -19% 374 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+19%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
17.9 MB/s -25% 22.4 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+25%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
440 MB/s -17% 515 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+17%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
430 MB/s +1% 426 MB/s -1%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33 MB/s -14% 37.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+14%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
108 MB/s +4% 104 MB/s -4%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
396 MB/s -9% 430 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+9%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
25.1 MB/s -24% 31.1 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+24%
Market Share
Based on 2,813,985 SSDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % -17% 73.8 % More popular.
+17%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.21 % -765% 1.82 % Hugely higher market share.
+765%
Price
Price (score)
$120 Slightly cheaper.
+9%
131 USD -9%
Value
Value For Money
60.7 % -11% 67.6 % Slightly better value.
+11%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
310 MB/s -13% 351 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+13%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
212 MB/s -35% 285 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+35%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
49.8 MB/s -66% 82.6 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+66%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
153 MB/s -18% 180 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+18%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
151 MB/s -17% 176 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+17%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
33.1 MB/s -42% 47 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+42%
Age
Newest
52 Months -59% 32.8 Months Much more recent.
+59%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
960 Pts -15% 1,106 Pts Stronger server IO.
+15%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB   —
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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]

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 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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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
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  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
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