Average Bench: 82.7% (381st of 1011)

Based on 9,063 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 17.2% 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 113MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 78MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB is 42.7%. 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 192MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 285MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,063 samples)
Min Avg Max
362 Read 446 489
234 Write 341 436
118 Mixed 192 242
95.8 SusWrite 285 434
70.5% 316 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.1 4K Read 27.2 33.3
40.1 4K Write 78 110
20.4 4K Mixed 30.2 37.4
121% 45.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
91 DQ Read 285 328
91.7 DQ Write 191 216
37.4 DQ Mixed 113 128
118% 196 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 272 231 285 263 252 MB/s
Read 461
Write 343
Mixed 197
SusWrite 263
70% 316 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 85.3
4K Mixed 35.9
133% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 125
132% 220 MB/s
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 313 392 358 367 398 406 MB/s
Read 429
Write 400
Mixed 278
SusWrite 372
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 57.9
4K Mixed 24.7
94% 34.6 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 84.6
DQ Mixed 30
54% 111 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 102 101 105 90 102 MB/s
Read 444
Write 250
Mixed 124
SusWrite 111
51% 232 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 33.4
4K Mixed 20.7
74% 24.6 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 111
124% 212 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,587,769 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $166 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $13914 months
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Typical Ultra Plus 256GB Builds (Compare 11,608 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $1,136

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

19 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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