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 2,266 user samples
2,106 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 237GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 60GB free
Poor: 52% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 271st / 814
160 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 35GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 113GB free
Poor: 50% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 315th / 814
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
71.1 % +4% 68.5 % -4%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
403 MB/s -19% 480 MB/s Faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
305 MB/s Much faster write speed.
224 MB/s -36%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.8 MB/s +4% 24.8 MB/s -4%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
71.9 MB/s -2% 73.3 MB/s +2%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
307 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
282 MB/s -9%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
18.2 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
15.1 MB/s -21%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
443 MB/s -17% 519 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
433 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
258 MB/s -68%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33.2 MB/s -0% 33.3 MB/s +0%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
108 MB/s -6% 115 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
398 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
334 MB/s -19%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
25.6 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
20.7 MB/s -24%
Market Share
Based on 1,917,497 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.2 % Insanely higher market share.
0 % -∞%
Value For Money
60.6 % Hugely better value.
30.6 % -98%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % +5% 60 % -5%
Price (score)
$120 Much cheaper.
$266 -55%
48 Months More recent.
66 Months -27%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
314 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
297 MB/s -6%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
212 MB/s -19% 253 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
967 Pts -0% 971 Pts +0%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
50 MB/s -63% 81.5 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
154 MB/s -15% 177 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
153 MB/s -14% 175 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
33.8 MB/s -46% 49.2 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 Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 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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