Average Bench: 80.7% (364th of 980)

Based on 7,388 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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Very good average bench

The SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB averaged just 19.3% 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 112MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB is 47.4%. 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 192MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 278MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,388 samples)
Min Avg Max
321 Read 437 488
222 Write 337 438
114 Mixed 192 247
89.2 SusWrite 278 438
69.4% 311 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.4 4K Read 26.6 33
36.7 4K Write 75.4 107
19.5 4K Mixed 29.3 37
118% 43.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.5 DQ Read 281 327
89.5 DQ Write 188 217
32.6 DQ Mixed 112 128
116% 194 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 380 389 379 361 313 MB/s
Read 471
Write 403
Mixed 212
SusWrite 357
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 73.5
4K Mixed 31.5
123% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 121
129% 216 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 220 190 217 204 184 MB/s
Read 418
Write 287
Mixed 181
SusWrite 205
61% 273 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 83.7
4K Mixed 27.7
116% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 118
126% 212 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,408,650 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $166 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $1396 months
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Typical Ultra Plus 256GB Builds (Compare 8,469 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $242

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,026

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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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 Comments

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

Breathe life back into your computer...

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Excellent

11 months 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

22 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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