Average Bench: 80.7% (397th of 1003)

Based on 8,739 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 112MB/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 47.4%. 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 194MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 282MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,739 samples)
Min Avg Max
346 Read 440 487
203 Write 340 439
117 Mixed 194 250
96.1 SusWrite 282 434
70.2% 314 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 26.5 33.1
36.1 4K Write 73.6 109
18.4 4K Mixed 29.1 36.8
116% 43.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.9 DQ Read 284 327
91 DQ Write 189 216
33.6 DQ Mixed 112 127
117% 195 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
176GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 285 325 433 409 444 414 MB/s
Read 474
Write 445
Mixed 232
SusWrite 385
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 38.2
160% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 121
129% 217 MB/s
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 225 225 206 238 236 MB/s
Read 463
Write 266
Mixed 162
SusWrite 230
62% 280 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 88.6
4K Mixed 33.3
136% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 120
126% 210 MB/s
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 166 166 154 156 167 MB/s
Read 468
Write 249
Mixed 147
SusWrite 170
57% 258 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 52.3
4K Mixed 26.5
99% 34.5 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 114
124% 209 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,729,423 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $166 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $13912 months
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Typical Ultra Plus 256GB Builds (Compare 10,842 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
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: 64% - Good Total price: $1,180

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

17 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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