Average Bench: 80.6% (461st of 1058)

Based on 15,994 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]

Very good average bench

The SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB averaged just 19.4% 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 26.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB is 46.4%. 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 282MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,994 samples)
Min Avg Max
343 Read 444 490
237 Write 342 442
117 Mixed 191 244
89.4 SusWrite 282 440
70.3% 315 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.6 4K Read 26.7 32.6
34.1 4K Write 71.9 102
18.4 4K Mixed 29.2 36.4
116% 42.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
102 DQ Read 282 326
81.1 DQ Write 183 216
53.8 DQ Mixed 112 127
116% 192 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
237GB free
Firmware: X211200
SusWrite @10s intervals: 418 416 420 421 422 416 MB/s
Read 478
Write 397
Mixed 175
SusWrite 419
82% 367 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 74
4K Mixed 33.3
125% 45.3 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 113
107% 168 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 304 364 139 346 373 MB/s
Read 434
Write 353
Mixed 179
SusWrite 311
71% 319 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 90.7
4K Mixed 33.1
133% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 124
127% 210 MB/s
183GB free
Firmware: X211200
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 315 314 302 307 310 MB/s
Read 345
Write 315
Mixed 161
SusWrite 287
62% 277 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 64.1
4K Mixed 28.7
105% 38.6 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 112
109% 174 MB/s
183GB free
Firmware: X211200
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 321 318 318 317 318 MB/s
Read 339
Write 297
Mixed 174
SusWrite 295
62% 276 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 62.9
4K Mixed 28.7
103% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 114
110% 175 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,207,617 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $166 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $1393 years
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Typical Ultra Plus 256GB Builds (Compare 93,929 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,139

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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

3 years 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

4 years ago.

precioso, me gusta mucho, cual es su precio?


Below average

8 years ago.

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Excellent

6 years ago.

Best performance at that price!


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