Average Bench: 81% (442nd of 1040)

Based on 11,488 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]

Very good average bench

The SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB averaged just 18.9% 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 113MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB is 45.6%. 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 193MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 290MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,488 samples)
Min Avg Max
346 Read 442 488
239 Write 346 439
125 Mixed 193 245
108 SusWrite 290 438
70.9% 318 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.5 4K Read 26.3 32.4
35.9 4K Write 71.6 102
19.1 4K Mixed 29.3 35.7
115% 42.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
111 DQ Read 281 326
106 DQ Write 189 217
50.8 DQ Mixed 113 127
118% 195 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
142GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 409 438 437 437 432 MB/s
Read 464
Write 440
Mixed 230
SusWrite 426
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 71.3
4K Mixed 32.4
122% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 110
124% 213 MB/s
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 246 218 167 145 182 153 MB/s
Read 485
Write 292
Mixed 189
SusWrite 185
64% 288 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 90
4K Mixed 34
140% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 125
133% 223 MB/s
124GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 397 402 390 393 401 MB/s
Read 446
Write 397
Mixed 201
SusWrite 397
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 35.2
4K Mixed 22.1
79% 26.2 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 115
108% 170 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,129,171 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $166 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $1392 years
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Typical Ultra Plus 256GB Builds (Compare 2,545 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $887

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 Comments

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

Breathe life back into your computer...

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Excellent

2 years 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

3 years ago.

precioso, me gusta mucho, cual es su precio?


Below average

7 years ago.

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Excellent

5 years ago.

Best performance at that price!


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