Conclusion: SanDisk Ultra doesn’t really bring anything new in comparison with the drives tested before, but it does have better 4K Random writes with compressible data and better reads with smaller to mid size file size. The drive however doesn’t do very well with larger file size, as one can see in ATTO benchmarks. The company however needs to fix their S.M.A.R.T. data error as mentioned before. Just to show, this is THE last S.M.A.R.T.
Summary: SanDisk Ultra Plus is a solid state drive with a platform that we are not yet familiar with: it is built on a four-channel Marvell SS889175 controller with 19 nm eX2 ABL MLC NAND manufactured by SanDisk. Will this combination prove to be a winner especially considering it very attractive price?
Conclusion: Typically when I’m asked what manufacturer of SSD is best for a particular application, to be honest SanDisk hasn’t always been the first point of call but with this new drive, I’m happy to say that this is about to change. I’ve already got in mind where this is going to be best suited and this is within the ultrabook markets where weight is everything.
Summary: The SanDisk Ultra Pro features SanDisk's latest 19nm eX2 ABL NAND and the four channel Marvell controller in concert with SanDisk's own proprietary firmware. This combination scores big on power consumption, with low power draw across the board. For mobile users this would be an attractive solution, but for a bit more price the Samsung 840 Pro offers lower idle power draw and much higher performance.
Summary: The SanDisk Ultra Plus features SanDisk's proprietary eX2 ABL MLC NAND with nCache technology. This technique creates a SLC layer to help boost write performance and enhance endurance. The SSD also features a four channel Marvel 88SS9175 controller and 128MB of DRAM cache.
Excerpt: More than most components SSDs have created a component area where various manufacturers overlap. Since their introduction we have seen memory manufacturers take a stab, manufacturers of traditional mechanical drives too and then there are of couse those who have branched out into a completely new area to produce SSDs.
Summary: There are several things to consider when shopping for a SSD. The image above shows just one aspect, but for mainstream users, cost is one of the most important factors. Reviewing SSDs when they first launch is both exciting and at the same time problematic. We know SSD prices fall within two months of release, but this drive just hit the scene and we're not sure where the price will land.
Summary: When SanDisk announced the arrival of its Ultra Plus solid-state drive (SSD) at CES two weeks ago, the company made no bones about whom it was targeting: the consumer retrofit market. In other words, this SSD was made specifically to replace that old hard drive in your laptop or desktop.
SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD review: Fast and inexpensive
25 January 2013
Summary: Overall, I was impressed with the SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD. The boot times were excellent, as were the data transfer speeds. The shutdown time was a bit disappointing, but nothing that would dissuade me from purchasing this affordable drive.
Conclusion: It wasn’t so long ago that SanDisk introduced their Extreme SATA 3 SSD and watched it become one of the best selling SSDs on the market with SanDisk’s rock solid reputation behind it. Today SanDisk once again introduces another new product and, considering its characteristics and build, this just may be another hit. The SanDisk Ultra Plus enters the market as a mid-range SSD that has an excellent price point under the $1/GB mark.