Average Bench: 71.7% (286th of 848)

Based on 2,545 user benchmarks.  Models: SanDisk SDSSDHP2, SanDisk SDSSDH2256G, SanDisk SDSSDH22, SanDisk SDSSDHP256G

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]

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Good average bench

The SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB averaged 28.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 72.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB is 37.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 33.4MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 156MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,545 samples)
Min Avg Max
316 Read 403 439
186 Write 307 429
214 Mixed 308 396
75.4% 339 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 4K Read 26.2 33.2
34.1 4K Write 72.5 110
10.7 4K Mixed 18.4 25.2
102% 39 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.8 DQ Read 156 313
54.3 DQ Write 156 211
10.9 DQ Mixed 33.4 49.7
58.8% 115 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
30GB free
Firmware: X2316RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 398
Write 233
Mixed 279
67% 304 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 80.2
4K Mixed 11.1
89% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 26.6
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 11.7
38% 76.3 MB/s
329GB free
Firmware: X2306RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 501
Write 261
Mixed 266
75% 343 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 20.7
4K Mixed 13.7
65% 19.6 MB/s
DQ Read 31.3
DQ Write 59.9
DQ Mixed 45.6
35% 45.6 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: X2316RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 340
Write 240
Mixed 239
60% 273 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 48.2
4K Mixed 11.3
74% 27.3 MB/s
DQ Read 22.7
DQ Write 82.6
DQ Mixed 12.4
21% 39.2 MB/s
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Typical Ultra Plus 256GB Builds (Compare 2,123 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $119

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $818

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

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Great value for the money


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Liked

3 days ago.

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Performs well, very rapid system start up with this drive. The price was amongst the lowest for drives of this capacity so I'm pretty happy with my choice.—Sep '14


Poor

2 months ago.

$99 bought from amazon!


Poor

30 days ago.

precioso, me gusta mucho, cual es su precio?


Excellent

22 months ago.

Best performance at that price!


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