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 374 user samples
339 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 158GB free
Worst Bench: 31% 52GB free
Worst: 31% Best: 100%
SPEED RANK: 218th / 657
35 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 119GB free
Worst: 51% Best: 94%
SPEED RANK: 224th / 657
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
74.1 % +0% 73.9 % -0%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
398 MB/s -22% 484 MB/s Faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
326 MB/s Much faster write speed.
225 MB/s -45%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.2 MB/s -2% 24.7 MB/s +2%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
60.4 MB/s -11% 67.3 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
306 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
279 MB/s -10%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
17.7 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
14.7 MB/s -20%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
443 MB/s -18% 521 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
435 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
311 MB/s -40%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.6 MB/s -5% 34.1 MB/s +5%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
105 MB/s -17% 123 MB/s Faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
396 MB/s +4% 380 MB/s -4%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
24.5 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
22 MB/s -11%
Value For Money
76 % Hugely better value.
30.6 % -148%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 0% 62 % 0%
Price (score)
$122 Much cheaper.
$375 -67%
27 Months Much more recent.
45 Months -40%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
305 MB/s +3% 297 MB/s -3%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
212 MB/s -23% 260 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
949 Pts -5% 995 Pts +5%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
50.1 MB/s -81% 90.9 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
163 MB/s -13% 184 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
147 MB/s -27% 187 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
36 MB/s -45% 52.3 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]


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