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SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD Review

Author: AkG
Date: February 27, 2013
Product Name: Ultra Plus 256GB
Part Number: SDSSDHP-256G
Warranty: 3 Years
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Read Bandwidth


For this benchmark, HDTach was used. It shows the potential read speed which you are likely to experience with these hard drives. The long test was run to give a slightly more accurate picture. We don’t put much stock in Burst speed readings and thus we no longer included it. The most important number is the Average Speed number. This number will tell you what to expect from a given drive in normal, day to day operations. The higher the average the faster your entire system will seem.



Write Performance


For this benchmark HD Tune Pro was used. To run the write benchmark on a drive, you must first remove all partitions from that drive and then and only then will it allow you to run this test. Unlike some other benchmarking utilities the HD Tune Pro writes across the full area of the drive, thus it easily shows any weakness a drive may have.


Considering the Ultra Plus only has access to four NAND ICs and is using a ‘lite’ controller, these numbers are very impressive. It even manages to edge out the slightly more expensive Sandisk Extreme.
 
 
 

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