Average Bench: 75.7% (368th of 955)

Based on 5,613 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 24.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 73.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB is 42.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 265MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 284MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,613 samples)
Min Avg Max
345 Read 419 481
202 Write 328 432
139 Mixed 265 390
94.2 SusWrite 284 434
72.6% 324 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.3 4K Read 25.9 32.5
36.3 4K Write 73.3 106
11.9 4K Mixed 22.5 35.2
107% 40.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.3 DQ Read 208 326
61.8 DQ Write 169 215
11.3 DQ Mixed 64.6 126
82.2% 147 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 403 399 422 423 421 MB/s
Read 477
Write 422
Mixed 216
SusWrite 403
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 53
4K Mixed 26.9
101% 35 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 122
121% 194 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 348 380 404 421 422 MB/s
Read 468
Write 421
Mixed 234
SusWrite 387
85% 378 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 52.9
4K Mixed 27.3
101% 35.1 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 120
120% 193 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 344 400 413 421 420 MB/s
Read 453
Write 388
Mixed 212
SusWrite 388
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 53.7
4K Mixed 27.4
102% 35.5 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 120
119% 192 MB/s
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X211200
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 85 76 66 64 69 MB/s
Read 478
Write 307
Mixed 140
SusWrite 85.5
56% 252 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 94
4K Mixed 32.4
138% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 102
115% 200 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,606,071 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $166 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $13913 days
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Typical Ultra Plus 256GB Builds (Compare 4,051 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 88%
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Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,181

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

5 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

16 months ago.

precioso, me gusta mucho, cual es su precio?


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5 years ago.

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Excellent

3 years ago.

Best performance at that price!


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