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

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1122 user samples
1044 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 154GB free
Worst Bench: 27% 90GB free
Worst: 27% Best: 96%
SPEED RANK: 268th / 734
78 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 35GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 113GB free
Worst: 40% Best: 93%
SPEED RANK: 288th / 734
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
69.4 % +2% 67.8 % -2%
Market Share
Based on 531,035 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.4 % Insanely higher market share.
0 % -∞%
Value For Money
67.9 % Hugely better value.
30.3 % -124%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % Slightly more popular.
61 % -8%
Price (score)
$100 Much cheaper.
$266 -62%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
400 MB/s -19% 475 MB/s Faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
313 MB/s Much faster write speed.
221 MB/s -42%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.9 MB/s +1% 24.6 MB/s -1%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
64.9 MB/s -7% 69.3 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
308 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
277 MB/s -11%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
17.5 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
14.9 MB/s -17%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
441 MB/s -17% 518 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
427 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
254 MB/s -68%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.7 MB/s -2% 33.4 MB/s +2%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
103 MB/s -17% 120 MB/s Faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
397 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
325 MB/s -22%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
24.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
21.5 MB/s -14%
37 Months Much more recent.
55 Months -33%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
301 MB/s +1% 297 MB/s -1%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
211 MB/s -21% 255 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
939 Pts -4% 977 Pts +4%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
49.7 MB/s -65% 82.1 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
149 MB/s -28% 191 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
143 MB/s -27% 181 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
32.9 MB/s -48% 48.7 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
256GB 240GB

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 Kingston HyperX is nearly two years old which in SSD terms is almost an entire lifetime. Starting on a positive note this drive will outperform any mechanical drive hands down, and still has one of the highest sequential read speeds (517 MB/s) we have ever seen on a SATA SSD. That said a balanced performance profile is critical and the HyperX doesn't fare so well against its younger SSD competitors in the other write orientated benchmark categories. The poor results are explained by the Kingston's Sandforce controller which struggles to deliver incompressible data throughput. With a real world speed of 398.1 MB/s and an AS-SSD score of 728 (bottom 28th percentile) there are far better deals to be had at this time. [Apr '13 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive User Rankings (Charts) February 2016 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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