SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of Ultra Plus SSD vs Extreme SSD

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 and AS SSD Score

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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Much more capacity per dollar 2.56 GB/$ vs 1.03 GB/$ Around 2.5x more capacity per dollar
Larger cache 128 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all SSDs, 128 MB cache is just OK
Significantly faster random read 82,000 IOPS vs 39,000 IOPS More than 2x faster random read
Significantly lower avg. power consumption 1.74 Watts vs 2.68 Watts More than 35% lower avg. power consumption
Lighter 36 g vs 68 g More than 45% lighter
Higher AS SSD score 888 pts vs 761 pts More than 15% higher AS SSD score
Thinner thickness 7 mm vs 10 mm Around 30% thinner thickness
Front view of SanDisk Extreme SSD

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SanDisk Extreme SSD

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Significantly faster 4k random write 119.02 MB/s vs 64.4 MB/s Around 85% faster 4k random write
Much faster windows 7 boot-up time 9.6 s vs 14.1 s More than 30% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Much faster 512K sequential read 532.06 MB/s vs 423 MB/s More than 25% faster 512K sequential read
Faster 512K sequential write 507.56 MB/s vs 441.34 MB/s More than 15% faster 512K sequential write
Much faster photoshop lens filter 56.2 s vs 63.5 s More than 10% faster photoshop lens filter
Lower 4k random write access time 2.1 ms vs 3.88 ms More than 45% lower 4k random write access time
Higher PCMark vantage score 24,620 pts vs 20,508 pts More than 20% higher PCMark vantage score
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 418.97 MB/s vs 344.86 MB/s More than 20% faster AS SSD ISO copy

Benchmarks Real world tests of Ultra Plus SSD vs Extreme SSD

4K Random Read

Ultra Plus SSD
140.33 MB/s
Extreme SSD
123.46 MB/s
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4K Random Write

Ultra Plus SSD
64.4 MB/s
Extreme SSD
119.02 MB/s
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Windows 7 Boot-up Time

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Avg. Power Consumption

Ultra Plus SSD
1.74 Watts
Extreme SSD
2.68 Watts
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4K Random Read Access Time

Ultra Plus SSD
3.88 ms
Extreme SSD
2.1 ms
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4K Random Write Access Time

Ultra Plus SSD
1.78 ms
Extreme SSD
2.02 ms
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