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 589 user samples
546 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 201GB free
Worst Bench: 27% 52GB free
Worst: 27% Best: 97%
SPEED RANK: 251st / 704
43 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 35GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 119GB free
Worst: 47% Best: 93%
SPEED RANK: 257th / 704
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
69.5 % +1% 68.9 % -1%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
398 MB/s -21% 483 MB/s Faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
323 MB/s Much faster write speed.
224 MB/s -44%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.4 MB/s -2% 24.9 MB/s +2%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
61.5 MB/s -13% 69.3 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
305 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
278 MB/s -10%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
17.6 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
15.2 MB/s -16%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
443 MB/s -18% 523 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
434 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
311 MB/s -40%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.7 MB/s -11% 36.3 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
108 MB/s -44% 155 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
397 MB/s +4% 380 MB/s -4%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
24.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
22 MB/s -12%
Value For Money
80.4 % Hugely better value.
33.3 % -142%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % -2% 63 % +2%
Price (score)
$80 Much cheaper.
$240 -67%
32 Months Much more recent.
50 Months -36%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
303 MB/s +0% 302 MB/s -0%
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 -10% 1,040 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
49.8 MB/s -83% 90.9 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
157 MB/s -24% 195 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
145 MB/s -31% 190 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
35 MB/s -53% 53.7 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) September 2015 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]

Group Test Results

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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test each of the components in your PC and then compare your results to other users with exactly the same hardware. You can quickly size up your PC and identify hardware problems or bottlenecks.

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How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM)
  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - Drive benchmarks include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - CPU benchmarks include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU benchmarks include: DX9 and DX10 3D performance.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC
  • - See speed test results from other users
  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class
  • - Share your opinion by voting
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