Average Bench: 79.7% (354th of 964)

Based on 5,915 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 20.3% 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 108MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB is 45.8%. 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 187MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 268MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,915 samples)
Min Avg Max
342 Read 438 487
234 Write 335 433
113 Mixed 187 245
91.4 SusWrite 268 426
68.5% 307 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 26.4 33.2
39 4K Write 75.1 109
20.2 4K Mixed 29.2 37.2
117% 43.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.1 DQ Read 273 328
80.9 DQ Write 183 215
30.2 DQ Mixed 108 127
113% 188 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
80GB free
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 425 446 446 442 425 418 MB/s
Read 484
Write 443
Mixed 226
SusWrite 434
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 38.7
162% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 123
132% 222 MB/s
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 383 339 398 348 334 MB/s
Read 455
Write 394
Mixed 226
SusWrite 372
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 96.1
4K Mixed 30.4
130% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 127
132% 219 MB/s
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 244 257 222 203 123 MB/s
Read 470
Write 256
Mixed 135
SusWrite 207
59% 267 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 74.3
4K Mixed 30.7
124% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 111
123% 210 MB/s
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 338 253 171 118 103 90 MB/s
Read 477
Write 425
Mixed 229
SusWrite 179
73% 328 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 74.5
4K Mixed 33
126% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 116
124% 209 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,661,539 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $166 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $1394 months
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Typical Ultra Plus 256GB Builds (Compare 3,920 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $997

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

9 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

20 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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