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SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance

SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD Review

SanDisk brings another consumer friendly SSD to the market. This four-channel controlled drive should hit a very low price point and the programming should keep it very quick.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jan 31, 2013 3:59 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: SanDisk

Desktop Test System

 

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Lenovo W530 - Mobile Workstation

 

 

We use two systems for SSD testing. The desktop runs a majority of the tests and the Lenovo W530 runs the notebook power tests as well as the real-world file transfer benchmark.

 

 

ATTO Baseline Performance

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34

 

ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.

 

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Going into the review we expected some odd performance traits given that SanDisk reworked the flash with an additional performance mode slipped into the NAND. Normally the highest performance comes at the larger block sizes, but the Ultra Plus is more like a sine wave than an angle.

 

We measured maximum read performance at nearly 529MB/s and write performance at just under 430MB/s.

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