Controller: Marvell 88SS9175. Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC. Release date: Q1 2013.


Controller: SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND: SanDisk 24nm Toggle Mode MLC. Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 15,321 user samples
9,345 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 161GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 85GB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 395th / 1011
5,976 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 45GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 38GB free (System drive)
Poor: 50% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 630th / 1011
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
81.7 % Faster effective speed.
67.4 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
445 MB/s Faster read speed.
383 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
340 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
131 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27 MB/s 29.3 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
75.5 MB/s 76.1 MB/s +1%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
192 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
177 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.7 MB/s 32.4 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
282 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
111 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
488 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
444 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
438 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
144 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33 MB/s 37.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
110 MB/s 116 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
242 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
193 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
37.4 MB/s 41.3 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
434 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
124 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 18,503,312 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 0.04 %
Value For Money
8.39 % Hugely better value.
3.39 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % More popular.
50 %
Price (score)
$139 Cheaper.
81 Months 70+ Months Slightly more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
327 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
207 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
217 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
141 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
998 Pts Much stronger server IO.
709 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
127 MB/s 156 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
285 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
174 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
190 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
127 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
112 MB/s 116 MB/s +4%
256GB 120GB

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]


A horrible SSD that has not aged well, actually slowed down, and some of my standard 7200rpm drives are faster than it by 5-20% [Sep '18 cicala]


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Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


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