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

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Memory: SanDisk 19nm TLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 15,194 user samples
4,158 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 62GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 216GB free
Poor: 52% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 321st / 862
11,036 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 34GB free
Poor: 48% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 412th / 862
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
70.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
65.7 % -7%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
403 MB/s -12% 452 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
295 MB/s Faster write speed.
249 MB/s -18%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.7 MB/s -7% 27.6 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
69.6 MB/s Much faster random write.
51.5 MB/s -35%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
297 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
242 MB/s -23%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
18.1 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
14.7 MB/s -23%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
439 MB/s -14% 499 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
426 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
337 MB/s -26%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.5 MB/s -10% 35.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
107 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
79.7 MB/s -34%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
390 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
325 MB/s -20%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
24.9 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
21 MB/s -19%
Market Share
Based on 4,432,545 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.15 % -227% 0.49 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
64 % -5% 67 % +5%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % -5% 63 % +5%
Price (score)
$110 -20% $88 Cheaper.
58 Months -34% 38 Months Much more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
312 MB/s -13% 352 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
212 MB/s +2% 208 MB/s -2%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
960 Pts -3% 988 Pts +3%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
49.4 MB/s -4% 51.3 MB/s +4%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
163 MB/s -5% 171 MB/s +5%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
153 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
134 MB/s -14%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
34 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
30.9 MB/s -10%
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 Sandisk Ultra II sits above Sandisk's Ultra Plus and below their Extreme Pro. The Ultra Plus would probably have been phased out completely were it not for its continued success within budget space. The Ultra II is the first Sandisk drive to utilize cheaper (and slower) TLC NAND. Similarly to the Extreme Pro, the Ultra II utilizes an nCache which operates a portion of the NAND in simulated SLC mode. This strategy also matches the one employed by Samsung's now 14 months old Evo. Comparing the Ultra II and Evo shows broad performance equivalence which given the Ultra II's 15% price discount makes it the better choice today. That said it's probably worth waiting for the release of the 850 Evo which will pack another 14 months of Samsung's market leading R&D and will probably steal the show. [Sep '14 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 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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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $240Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
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