Average Bench: 80.2% (332nd of 956)

Based on 6,014 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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Very good average bench

The SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB averaged just 19.8% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 106MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB is 46.8%. 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 188MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 280MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,014 samples)
Min Avg Max
339 Read 438 487
226 Write 339 434
107 Mixed 188 242
90.3 SusWrite 280 430
69.4% 311 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 26.4 33.4
37.8 4K Write 74.7 108
18.5 4K Mixed 29.2 37.1
117% 43.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.9 DQ Read 269 327
60.3 DQ Write 183 217
27.5 DQ Mixed 106 127
112% 186 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
149GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 409 425 433 431 432 430 MB/s
Read 460
Write 423
Mixed 196
SusWrite 427
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 76.3
4K Mixed 32
125% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 123
130% 218 MB/s
120GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 398 415 401 395 397 383 MB/s
Read 461
Write 270
Mixed 226
SusWrite 398
76% 339 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 73.8
4K Mixed 32.3
123% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 106
122% 211 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 211 150 207 133 87 MB/s
Read 426
Write 264
Mixed 144
SusWrite 161
55% 249 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 26
128% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 106
121% 210 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 119 111 129 108 114 MB/s
Read 314
Write 138
Mixed 134
SusWrite 118
39% 176 MB/s
4K Read 13.6
4K Write 17.3
4K Mixed 13.7
47% 14.9 MB/s
DQ Read 202
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 102
92% 142 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,543,104 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $166 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $1392 months
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Typical Ultra Plus 256GB Builds (Compare 4,435 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 88%
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Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,071

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

7 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

18 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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