Average Bench: 80.8% (414th of 1011)

Based on 9,473 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 19.2% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 114MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB is 41.3%. 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 193MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 272MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,473 samples)
Min Avg Max
349 Read 441 488
225 Write 339 436
119 Mixed 193 246
92.5 SusWrite 272 429
69.4% 311 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 26.8 32.8
36.1 4K Write 74.4 108
20.6 4K Mixed 29.6 37.3
118% 43.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
139 DQ Read 287 326
112 DQ Write 191 216
37.1 DQ Mixed 114 127
119% 197 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 370 396 409 349 257 196 MB/s
Read 451
Write 407
Mixed 208
SusWrite 330
78% 349 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 64.4
4K Mixed 31.9
117% 41.4 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 125
132% 221 MB/s
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 106 117 52 48 48 MB/s
Read 413
Write 272
Mixed 190
SusWrite 81
53% 239 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 79.2
4K Mixed 33.2
132% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 120
123% 204 MB/s
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 139 112 94 96 86 MB/s
Read 384
Write 229
Mixed 152
SusWrite 116
49% 220 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 83.2
4K Mixed 28
123% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 111
115% 190 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 214 227 220 240 235 MB/s
Read 408
Write 330
Mixed 165
SusWrite 230
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 16.2
4K Write 33.8
4K Mixed 20.1
68% 23.4 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 116
124% 210 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,132,584 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $166 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $13916 months
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Typical Ultra Plus 256GB Builds (Compare 12,292 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $1,030

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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

21 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

2 years ago.

precioso, me gusta mucho, cual es su precio?


Below average

6 years ago.

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Excellent

4 years ago.

Best performance at that price!


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