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?
- 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