Average Bench: 80.7% (392nd of 1000)

Based on 7,539 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 19.3% 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 113MB/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 44.4%. 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 191MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 281MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,539 samples)
Min Avg Max
344 Read 439 485
218 Write 342 437
113 Mixed 191 249
90 SusWrite 281 433
69.9% 313 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.9 4K Read 26.5 32.9
36.2 4K Write 73.7 108
19.2 4K Mixed 29.2 36.7
117% 43.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.2 DQ Read 283 327
95.1 DQ Write 188 216
34.5 DQ Mixed 113 127
117% 194 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
58GB free
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 416 421 423 426 424 MB/s
Read 463
Write 409
Mixed 235
SusWrite 419
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 34.9
148% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 126
134% 223 MB/s
78GB free
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 429 352 248 246 247 245 MB/s
Read 489
Write 380
Mixed 210
SusWrite 294
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 36
148% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 125
131% 218 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 419 408 405 437 302 MB/s
Read 476
Write 277
Mixed 212
SusWrite 394
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 76.7
4K Mixed 31.5
125% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 125
130% 217 MB/s
122GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 386 399 397 407 400 MB/s
Read 440
Write 380
Mixed 184
SusWrite 388
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 45.9
4K Mixed 25.7
92% 31.5 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 121
119% 191 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,373,882 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $166 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $13910 months
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Typical Ultra Plus 256GB Builds (Compare 10,181 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,026

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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

15 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

3 years ago.

Best performance at that price!


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