SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of Ultra Plus SSD vs SSDNow V300

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

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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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Higher capacity 256 GB vs 60 GB More than 4.2x higher capacity
Much lower 4k random read access time 1.78 ms vs 6.46 ms 3.6x lower 4k random read access time
Faster 4k random write 64.4 MB/s vs 33.3 MB/s Around 95% faster 4k random write
Larger cache 128 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all SSDs, 128 MB cache is just OK
Much lower 4k random write access time 3.88 ms vs 7.51 ms Around 50% lower 4k random write access time
Higher AS SSD score 888 pts vs 306 pts Around 3x higher AS SSD score
Lighter 36 g vs 77 g 2.1x lighter
Much higher MTBF 2,000,000 hours vs 1,000,000 hours 2x higher MTBF
Faster tom's storage bench application 589 pts vs 412 pts Around 45% faster tom's storage bench application
More capacity per dollar 2.7 GB/$ vs 1.41 GB/$ More than 90% more capacity per dollar
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 344.86 MB/s vs 113.54 MB/s More than 3x faster AS SSD ISO copy
Faster sequential read 530 MB/s vs 450 MB/s Around 20% faster sequential read
Front view of Kingston SSDNow V300

Reasons to consider the
Kingston SSDNow V300

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Much faster windows 7 boot-up time 8.3 s vs 14.1 s More than 40% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Significantly faster photoshop lens filter 56.7 s vs 63.5 s More than 10% faster photoshop lens filter
Higher PCMark vantage score 24,283 pts vs 20,508 pts Around 20% higher PCMark vantage score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Ultra Plus SSD vs SSDNow V300

4K Random Read

Ultra Plus SSD
140.33 MB/s
SSDNow V300
38.7 MB/s

4K Random Write

Ultra Plus SSD
64.4 MB/s
SSDNow V300
33.3 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Avg. Power Consumption

Ultra Plus SSD
1.74 Watts
SSDNow V300
1.81 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Ultra Plus SSD
3.88 ms
SSDNow V300
7.51 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Ultra Plus SSD
1.78 ms
SSDNow V300
6.46 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Ultra Plus SSD  vs SSDNow V300 

9.0
8.0
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

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