Average Bench: 81.1% (375th of 992)

Based on 7,684 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 18.9% 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 112MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB is 42.6%. 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 190MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 277MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,684 samples)
Min Avg Max
348 Read 442 490
232 Write 338 439
114 Mixed 190 237
96.9 SusWrite 277 431
69.6% 312 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 26.5 32.8
39.8 4K Write 75.4 109
19.7 4K Mixed 29.5 37.3
118% 43.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.9 DQ Read 284 325
104 DQ Write 191 217
35.7 DQ Mixed 112 127
118% 196 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 325 319 350 361 268 201 MB/s
Read 444
Write 422
Mixed 209
SusWrite 304
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 34.8
145% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 121
128% 215 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: X231
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 398 397 406 414 413 MB/s
Read 443
Write 418
Mixed 224
SusWrite 399
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 77.9
4K Mixed 27.4
119% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 122
120% 194 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 343 411 404 365 383 398 MB/s
Read 446
Write 382
Mixed 227
SusWrite 384
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 83.9
4K Mixed 26.1
115% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 120
128% 215 MB/s
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 311 363 405 401 411 MB/s
Read 462
Write 396
Mixed 211
SusWrite 362
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 42.9
4K Mixed 24.6
88% 29.9 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 122
120% 193 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,030,033 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $166 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $1398 months
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Typical Ultra Plus 256GB Builds (Compare 9,484 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
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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 Comments

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

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Excellent

13 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

24 months ago.

precioso, me gusta mucho, cual es su precio?


Below average

5 years ago.

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Excellent

3 years ago.

Best performance at that price!


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