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SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD Review

Rating: 8.0.

Today we are looking at the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB Solid State drive which features a Marvell SS889175 processor and SanDisk 19nm memory. Prices of this drive have dropped in recent weeks to around £130 inc vat. Is this an ideal large capacity drive to be shortlisting for a new system build?

Sandisk have targeted the SSD market hard in the last year and their Extreme drive was close to the top of the charts, featuring the SandForce SF-2281. Due to reliability issues last year with the 2281 controller many enthusiast users have been looking at other options, such as the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller featured in the OCZ Vector SSD. How does the Marvell SS889175 cope with our extensive stress testing?

Specifications:

  • Available capacities: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB
  • Dimensions: 028 in. x 2.75 in. x 3.95 in. (7.0 mm x 69.85 mm x 100.5 mm)
  • Operating temperature: -32ºF to 158ºF (0ºC to 70 ºC)
  • Storage temperature: -67ºF to 203ºF (-55ºC to 85ºC)
  • Interface: SATA Revision 3.0 (6 Gbit/s)
  • Shock: Resistant up to 1500 G @ 0.5 m/sec
  • Vibration (Operating/Non-operating) : 5 gRMS, 10-2000 Hz / 4.9 gRMS, 7-800Hz
  • Power Consumption (active): 0.12w
  • Support: Three-year limited warranty

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3 comments

  1. Nice drive, good price too

  2. There are faster drives than this, but its quite good with both data times (compress/incompress).

    I would stay away from 2281 controller drives.

  3. Yeah I wouldnt touch sandforce 2281 after all the crap last year with Corsair Force and OCZ. best with Intel or one of these with the marvell controller. all dependable.