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.
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.
Conclusion: The Ultra Plus isn't the fastest drive we've ever tested, and most other drives in its price range tend to deliver better performance. Worst case performance consistency isn't great but it's better than Samsung's SSD 840 Pro, so you're going to want to leave at least 25% of the drive free in order...
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...
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.
Conclusion: It's a tough call between the Ultra Plus and its main competitor, the Samsung SSD 840. With its MLC NAND, the SanDisk drive has a clear lead in sequential write performance, but in sequential read the Samsung SSD has a distinct advantage.
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.