Average Bench: 70.5% (379th of 929)

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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Good average bench

The SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB averaged 29.5% 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 25.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 69.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB is 36.9%. 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 31.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 156MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,014 samples)
Min Avg Max
337 Read 404 439
182 Write 304 428
176 Mixed 303 395
74.9% 337 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 4K Read 25.4 32.5
34 4K Write 69.7 105
10.7 4K Mixed 17.8 25.5
98.2% 37.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.7 DQ Read 156 301
50.4 DQ Write 150 212
10.2 DQ Mixed 31.8 49.7
57.2% 113 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
166GB free
Firmware: X2306RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 423
Write 376
Mixed 322
83% 374 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 87.6
4K Mixed 24
118% 46.3 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 48.9
95% 193 MB/s
68GB free
Firmware: X2306RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 426
Write 425
Mixed 388
92% 413 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 15.6
101% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 31.7
DQ Write 78.1
DQ Mixed 15.1
23% 41.6 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: X2306RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 423
Write 431
Mixed 403
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 67.8
4K Mixed 14
92% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 27.4
DQ Write 72.2
DQ Mixed 28.3
28% 42.6 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: X2316RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 409
Write 211
Mixed 272
66% 298 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 45.8
4K Mixed 13.6
76% 27.4 MB/s
DQ Read 46.7
DQ Write 99.1
DQ Mixed 12.3
27% 52.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,168,882 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $166 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $13912 mins
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Typical Ultra Plus 256GB Builds (Compare 4,512 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $1,049

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

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

15 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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