Average Bench: 80.7% (443rd of 1037)

Based on 11,801 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 19.3% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 113MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB is 45.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 194MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 280MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 11,801 samples)
Min Avg Max
341 Read 442 489
235 Write 342 440
119 Mixed 194 245
95.5 SusWrite 280 443
70.2% 314 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.9 4K Read 26.6 32.2
35.9 4K Write 72.2 103
18.7 4K Mixed 29.4 36
116% 42.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
139 DQ Read 285 327
88.4 DQ Write 185 216
50.8 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%
228GB free
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 440 444 444 443 445 445 MB/s
Read 469
Write 413
Mixed 220
SusWrite 444
87% 386 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 32.7
145% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 127
133% 221 MB/s
144GB free
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 369 402 418 427 425 430 MB/s
Read 424
Write 379
Mixed 214
SusWrite 412
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 84.7
4K Mixed 33.7
133% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 122
129% 217 MB/s
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 219 228 226 240 242 221 MB/s
Read 375
Write 262
Mixed 143
SusWrite 230
56% 252 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 93.8
4K Mixed 21.6
113% 46.3 MB/s
DQ Read 23.2
DQ Write 113
DQ Mixed 26.7
33% 54.3 MB/s
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 201 223 180 215 156 MB/s
Read 411
Write 281
Mixed 141
SusWrite 199
57% 258 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 42.2
4K Mixed 24.3
86% 29.4 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 115
115% 186 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,584,284 SSDs tested.


Approx. $166 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical Ultra Plus 256GB Builds (Compare 2,273 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 64%
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 53%

Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $992

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Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


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


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

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2 years ago.


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


3 years ago.

precioso, me gusta mucho, cual es su precio?

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Jun '13 £128 @ Dabs


5 years ago.

Best performance at that price!

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