Average Bench: 81.5% (409th of 1016)

Based on 10,394 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 18.4% 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 27.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB is 40.2%. 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 283MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,394 samples)
Min Avg Max
351 Read 447 490
227 Write 342 438
117 Mixed 193 244
98.7 SusWrite 283 434
70.6% 316 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.7 4K Read 27.1 33
38.7 4K Write 73.8 107
20 4K Mixed 29.7 36.6
118% 43.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
102 DQ Read 279 327
88.2 DQ Write 189 217
37.8 DQ Mixed 112 128
117% 193 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 341 346 361 380 374 MB/s
Read 406
Write 363
Mixed 164
SusWrite 348
72% 320 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 44.6
4K Mixed 25.8
92% 31.3 MB/s
DQ Read 29.6
DQ Write 96.4
DQ Mixed 31.3
33% 52.4 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,625,156 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $166 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $13918 months
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Typical Ultra Plus 256GB Builds (Compare 13,340 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $938

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

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

Breathe life back into your computer...

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Excellent

23 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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