Average Bench: 81.1% (424th of 1026)

Based on 10,635 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 18.8% 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 26.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB is 45.3%. 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 195MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 292MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,635 samples)
Min Avg Max
348 Read 443 492
229 Write 348 441
114 Mixed 195 250
88.7 SusWrite 292 440
71.4% 320 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.4 4K Read 26.7 32.8
34.3 4K Write 70.9 106
18.5 4K Mixed 29.3 37.4
116% 42.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
145 DQ Read 283 327
80.8 DQ Write 186 217
36.6 DQ Mixed 112 128
117% 194 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 393 394 316 276 247 MB/s
Read 491
Write 408
Mixed 259
SusWrite 335
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 38.1
153% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 128
134% 224 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 289 322 243 252 262 MB/s
Read 493
Write 393
Mixed 214
SusWrite 286
77% 346 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 86.5
4K Mixed 34.8
138% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 127
132% 219 MB/s
237GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 233 252 251 254 253 MB/s
Read 429
Write 386
Mixed 211
SusWrite 245
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 30.8
128% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 124
132% 221 MB/s
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 103 84 96 81 81 MB/s
Read 467
Write 276
Mixed 146
SusWrite 106
55% 249 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 54.4
4K Mixed 28.4
104% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 120
128% 216 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,485,829 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $166 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $1392 years
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Typical Ultra Plus 256GB Builds (Compare 15,942 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,006

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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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