SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of Ultra Plus SSD vs M500

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy


How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

PCMark Vantage, AS SSD Score and Tom's Hardware Storage Bench

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

Crucial M500 

SSDBoss recommends the Crucial M500  based on its real world benchmarks and benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD

Reasons to consider the
SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD

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Larger cache 128 MB vs 24 MB More than 5.2x larger cache
Significantly higher MTBF 2,000,000 hours vs 1,200,000 hours More than 65% higher MTBF
Lighter 36 g vs 64 g Around 45% lighter
Lower avg. power consumption 1.74 Watts vs 2.13 Watts Around 20% lower avg. power consumption
Front view of Crucial M500

Reasons to consider the
Crucial M500

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Much higher capacity 960 GB vs 256 GB 3.8x higher capacity
Much faster windows 7 boot-up time 8.8 s vs 14.1 s Around 40% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Higher PCMark vantage score 24,678 pts vs 20,508 pts More than 20% higher PCMark vantage score
Significantly faster random write 80,000 IOPS vs 39,000 IOPS More than 2x faster random write
Significantly faster photoshop lens filter 57.4 s vs 63.5 s Around 10% faster photoshop lens filter
More capacity per dollar 3.2 GB/$ vs 2.7 GB/$ Around 20% more capacity per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Ultra Plus SSD vs Crucial M500

4K Random Read

Ultra Plus SSD
140.33 MB/s
Crucial M500
126.46 MB/s

4K Random Write

Ultra Plus SSD
64.4 MB/s
Crucial M500
66.2 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Avg. Power Consumption

Ultra Plus SSD
1.74 Watts
Crucial M500
2.13 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Ultra Plus SSD
3.88 ms
Crucial M500
3.78 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Ultra Plus SSD
1.78 ms
Crucial M500
1.98 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Ultra Plus SSD  vs Crucial M500 

That's slow in comparison with some of the OCZ and Corsair drives we've seen recently, but quicker than the non-Pro version of Samsung's 840 series drive.
Ultra Plus SSD


Showing 2 comments.
keith_lucas, because the phony "comparisons" on this piece of BS website is just a marketing gimmick?
Pointless comparison between completely different products. What do you hope to achieve by comparing a 256GB disk with a 960GB one costing three times as much?
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