Average Bench: 71% (301st of 850)

Based on 3,096 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 29.0% 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 69.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB is 38.1%. 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 32.7MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 150MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,096 samples)
Min Avg Max
322 Read 404 440
189 Write 315 429
210 Mixed 314 398
76.5% 344 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 4K Read 25.7 33
34 4K Write 69.4 108
10.8 4K Mixed 17.8 25.1
98.4% 37.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.1 DQ Read 150 313
53 DQ Write 150 212
10.8 DQ Mixed 32.7 49.7
57% 111 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
238GB free
Firmware: X2306RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 420
Write 413
Mixed 395
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 80.9
4K Mixed 24.5
116% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 49.4
86% 170 MB/s
187GB free
Firmware: X2316RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 400
Write 414
Mixed 352
87% 389 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 54.1
4K Mixed 20.7
92% 33 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 81.5
DQ Mixed 34.6
60% 123 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: X2306RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 397
Write 336
Mixed 283
75% 339 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 46.6
4K Mixed 17.1
78% 28.1 MB/s
DQ Read 77.4
DQ Write 91.3
DQ Mixed 42.9
44% 70.5 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: X2316RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 395
Write 194
Mixed 232
60% 274 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 48.6
4K Mixed 18.6
79% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 133
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 47.8
57% 100 MB/s
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AmazonUS $109.9912 mins ago.
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Typical Ultra Plus 256GB Builds (Compare 2,522 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $859

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 Comments

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

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15 days ago.

Great value for the money


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Jun '13 £128 @ Dabs


Liked

22 days ago.

Comment 

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

8 days ago.

$99 bought from amazon!


Poor

2 months ago.

precioso, me gusta mucho, cual es su precio?


Excellent

2 years ago.

Best performance at that price!


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