Average Bench: 71.7% - 285th / 836

Based on 2,359 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 28.2% 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 26MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 72.3MB/s
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB is 36.5%. 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 33.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 154MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,359 samples)
Min Avg Max
316 Read 404 441
188 Write 310 430
215 Mixed 312 398
76% 342 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 26 33.3
35.9 4K Write 72.3 110
11.1 4K Mixed 18.3 25.3
101% 38.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.7 DQ Read 154 314
57.4 DQ Write 155 212
11.1 DQ Mixed 33.8 50.1
58.8% 115 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
138GB free
Firmware: X231 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 406
Write 382
Mixed 363
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 26.5
145% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 237
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 47
81% 158 MB/s
195GB free
Firmware: X2316RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 437
Write 446
Mixed 382
94% 422 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 17.8
130% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 34.8
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 17.3
43% 85.2 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: X2316RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 403
Write 407
Mixed 300
82% 370 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 62.4
4K Mixed 20.3
99% 36.3 MB/s
DQ Read 172
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 46.5
68% 126 MB/s
88GB free
Firmware: X2316RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 383
Write 300
Mixed 299
73% 327 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 70.3
4K Mixed 14
98% 37.5 MB/s
DQ Read 29
DQ Write 75.6
DQ Mixed 14.1
22% 39.6 MB/s
162GB free
Firmware: X2316RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 398
Write 369
Mixed 347
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 36.9
4K Mixed 15.6
71% 24.4 MB/s
DQ Read 21.4
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 11.4
35% 70.7 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,130,604 SSDs tested.

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Typical Ultra Plus 256GB Builds (Compare 1,898 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $119

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $808

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

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Great value for the money


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3 days 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

1 month ago.

$99 bought from amazon!


Good

26 days ago.

precioso, me gusta mucho, cual es su precio?


Excellent

21 months ago.

Best performance at that price!


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