Average Bench: 81.7% (443rd of 1058)

Based on 14,043 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 18.2% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 114MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB is 41.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 194MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 294MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 14,043 samples)
Min Avg Max
355 Read 443 490
237 Write 347 440
127 Mixed 194 241
112 SusWrite 294 439
71.4% 319 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 4K Read 26.7 32.5
37.5 4K Write 72.8 104
19.3 4K Mixed 29.3 36.4
117% 42.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
137 DQ Read 287 325
101 DQ Write 189 217
67.4 DQ Mixed 114 128
119% 197 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
238GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 447 446 450 449 450 448 MB/s
Read 482
Write 448
Mixed 225
SusWrite 448
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 96.1
4K Mixed 36.5
146% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 128
132% 218 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 286 442 447 382 414 448 MB/s
Read 478
Write 449
Mixed 226
SusWrite 403
87% 389 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 91.8
4K Mixed 34.8
138% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 127
131% 218 MB/s
49GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 51 53 52 54 51 MB/s
Read 454
Write 245
Mixed 106
SusWrite 62
48% 217 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 73.1
4K Mixed 24
110% 41.3 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 111
120% 203 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,074,796 SSDs tested.


MSRP ≈ $166 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical Ultra Plus 256GB Builds (Compare 84,891 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 94%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,102

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

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3 years ago.


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


4 years ago.

precioso, me gusta mucho, cual es su precio?

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Jun '13 £128 @ Dabs


6 years ago.

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