Average Bench: 69.8% (327th of 859)

Based on 3,688 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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Above average average bench

The SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB averaged 30.2% 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 25.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 68.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB is 36.2%. 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 33.7MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 158MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,688 samples)
Min Avg Max
331 Read 404 444
176 Write 293 426
189 Mixed 301 394
73.9% 333 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 4K Read 25.7 32.7
34 4K Write 68.3 105
10.7 4K Mixed 17.9 25
98.1% 37.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.8 DQ Read 158 314
52.1 DQ Write 151 211
10.8 DQ Mixed 33.7 49.9
58.4% 114 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
238GB free
Firmware: X211200 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 424
Write 324
Mixed 356
82% 368 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 76
4K Mixed 15.1
104% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 240
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 14.5
63% 143 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,849,165 SSDs tested.

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Gaming 56%
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Desktop 51%
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Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $897

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 Comments

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

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2 months ago.

Great value for the money


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4 months 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

4 months ago.

$99 bought from amazon!


Poor

6 months ago.

precioso, me gusta mucho, cual es su precio?


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Excellent

2 years ago.

Best performance at that price!


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