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SanDisk 256GB Ultra Plus SSD £124.97 one of the best non pro drives around. @ Amazon

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Posted 23rd Jun 2013

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Great performance at a significant discount to the likes of the Vector and the 840 pro. THE consumer SSD to go for imho.

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£4.99 more for the Extreme...

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml?srcid=369&xtor=AL-1&cmpid=aff~HotUKDeals~&istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istItemId=qqpxmxaq&istBid=t
mamboboy

£4.99 more for the … £4.99 more for the Extreme...http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/components-upgrades/internal-hard-drives/solid-state-drives/sandisk-san60074-extreme-sata-ssd-240gb-15694916-pdt.html?srcid=369&xtor=AL-1&cmpid=aff~HotUKDeals~&istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istItemId=qqpxmxaq&istBid=t



lol - It was the deal on the Extreme here:
hotukdeals.com/dea…e=2

that motivated me to post this deal. As I said in the above link the ultra plus is faster, newer and cheaper.
Oh yes. Sorry about that. I just saw Ultra and thought it was the older model.

Heat added
Zefram

Reference review / comparison / benchmarks … Reference review / comparison / benchmarks etc.http://www.whoratesit.com/Fast-SSD-Review/Comparison/2#rank2



A more realistic review : hexus.net/tec…gb/
jaset

A more realistic review : … A more realistic review : http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/storage/50485-sandisk-ultra-plus-ssd-256gb/


An 840 v Ultra Plus comparison =

tomshardware.co.uk/cha…tml?prod[5846]=on∏[6118]=on

However, I think the Hexus review is a little slanted due to quoting a £163 price tag for the Sandisk, really both 840 and Ultra Plus are ~£125. With that in mind the 840 still has better scores (Marvell controller issues in benchmarks?) but will anyone notice a difference in real world application?

If the Sandisk dropped further it would be a harder choice for everyone except Samsung haters imho but for now the 840 (or push to 840 pro if benchmarks are that important to you) still wins.

Regardless of all that... this is still the cheapest that I've seen this item from a mainstream (i.e. reputable) store so heat...
jaset

A more realistic review : … A more realistic review : http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/storage/50485-sandisk-ultra-plus-ssd-256gb/



That puts the sandisk extreme out in front of the ultra plus on most tests.
renderman

That puts the sandisk extreme out in front of the ultra plus on most … That puts the sandisk extreme out in front of the ultra plus on most tests.



I just go by what's the largest size I can get for the money now, in real world terms the numbers don't mean much for the general consumer as appreciable difference is negligible, which means if there's one SSD of 256GB and another of the same size and the the faster one on paper is £10 more, I will get the cheapest one.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 23rd Jun 2013
I have both a Sandisk Extreme (in my desktop PC) and the Ultra Plus (in my laptop). The speed difference is imperceptible in real terms and you need to get a benchmark program out to find any difference.

The Ultra Plus has the advantage that it has an extra 16GB capacity. It is physically smaller (7mm thick instead of 9.5mm) so it will fit inside slimline laptops and ultrabooks that require a 7mm drive. It also uses a lot less power than the Extreme, so is better suited to laptops. The Ultra Plus is a great buy IMO.
I posted the Sandisk Extreme deal and reviewed this SSD, I did shortlist this one but the Extreme is faster. Probably not noticeable in real world usage but still the Extreme is quicker, check the unbiased benchmarks on Amazon, just view the images and they are listed there.

Heat added as you save a fiver on this.

Nearly forgot OP thanks for hijacking my post.




Edited by: "Chris1910" 23rd Jun 2013
I'm waiting for the Extreme 2, its out in the USA hopefully soonish here
thomas01155

I'm waiting for the Extreme 2, its out in the USA hopefully soonish here … I'm waiting for the Extreme 2, its out in the USA hopefully soonish here



Yeah the Extreme series are better than the Ultra/plus.
Edited by: "Chris1910" 23rd Jun 2013
Ooooo 500 plus read/writes. Must be the best. In real world performance, you want something that's quick enough across the whole board, as well as being super reliable. HOWEVER, because of the crazy price for this drive, it's a mental deal. At normal value, I'd pay a little extra for a 830/840 pro, or other drives.

Nice find!
Out of stock, one to two month wait with Amazon or use 3rd party sellers and pay loads more.
Chris1910

Yeah the Extreme series are better than the Ultra/plus.



In most cases no. The extremes only come near their rated speeds when dealing with compressed data. These Ultra Plus SSD's use MLC memory and a small cache of SLC memory, so you get very quick speeds with all data types. Much better all rounders.
xela333

In most cases no. The extremes only come near their rated speeds when … In most cases no. The extremes only come near their rated speeds when dealing with compressed data. These Ultra Plus SSD's use MLC memory and a small cache of SLC memory, so you get very quick speeds with all data types. Much better all rounders.



Would disagree with "in most cases", I would say that the Ultra Plus are designed for general applications while the Extreme would be a lot stronger with gaming. Depends on the what the user uses it for, it is hard to compare them as they are they are stronger on different things. It comes down to benchmarks and which ever comes out on top you would not notice in real time usage.

I know the Ultra Plus is a new drive but even Sandisk themselves said they released this to drop between the Ultra and Extreme, who can argue with them! I know that the Extreme II would beat this hands down, and that was what I was answering above.

I have used a few of the SSD's now on friends, works computers/laptops and reviewed even more and I would say the only 240GB+ SSD under (£200) that you would notice a big difference in is the 840 Pro, the rest are "just about" the same in real time usage. I don't use stuff like Adobe Creative suite so perhaps hungry programs like this separate the men from the boys.




Edited by: "Chris1910" 23rd Jun 2013

Usually dispatched within 1 - 2 months


no thx, gd price though
ws007

info:http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/charts/ssd-charts-2012/compare,2824.html?prod[6116]=on&prod[5909]=on&prod[6118]=onbenchmark of m500+SanDisk Ultra Plus+Samsung 840 other ssd deal





The Crucial drive looks like it beats them both on just about everything, nice find.
Edit - actually it does not, the Toms hardware link posted above is misleading as it is comparing the 480GB version of the M500 - the 240GB version only has half the write speed. I think the Ultra is still the overall winner in this price bracket.


Edited by: "Zefram" 23rd Jun 2013
nneemmoo

An 840 v Ultra Plus comparison = … An 840 v Ultra Plus comparison = http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/charts/ssd-charts-2012/compare,2824.html?prod[5846]=on&prod[6118]=onHowever, I think the Hexus review is a little slanted due to quoting a £163 price tag for the Sandisk, really both 840 and Ultra Plus are ~£125. With that in mind the 840 still has better scores (Marvell controller issues in benchmarks?) but will anyone notice a difference in real world application? If the Sandisk dropped further it would be a harder choice for everyone except Samsung haters imho but for now the 840 (or push to 840 pro if benchmarks are that important to you) still wins.Regardless of all that... this is still the cheapest that I've seen this item from a mainstream (i.e. reputable) store so heat...



The problem with these comparisons is that you need a phd in storage technology to figure out what they mean. A lot of the statistics relate to IOPs at deep queue depths which are meaningless in the context of consumer use. The sequential speeds and shallow queue performance are far more important for most consumers.

840 vs Sandisk Ultra:
whoratesit.com/Com…510
is pretty much neck and neck on everything apart from sequential write speed 441 vs 254 in favour of the Ultra. I would go with the Ultra over the 840. The 840 Pro and vector beat both hands down but they cost about 50% more - not worth it for most folk who will never be able to tell the difference.

That siad, I have just come across this drive:
hotukdeals.com/dea…797
Crucial M500
It looks like it beats both the 840 and the Ultra.

The M500 comparisons posted above are for the 480GB version, not the 240GB version that's in the deal. For a 250GB capacity I dont think you can beat the Sandisk Ultra
Edited by: "Zefram" 23rd Jun 2013
Zefram

The problem with these comparisons is that you need a phd in storage … The problem with these comparisons is that you need a phd in storage technology to figure out what they mean. A lot of the statistics relate to IOPs at deep queue depths which are meaningless in the context of consumer use. The sequential speeds and shallow queue performance are far more important for most consumers.840 vs Sandisk Ultra:http://www.whoratesit.com/Compare/SanDisk-Ultra-Plus-256GB-vs-Samsung-840-250GB/1511vs1510is pretty much neck and neck on everything apart from sequential write speed 441 vs 254 in favour of the Ultra. I would go with the Ultra over the 840. The 840 Pro and vector beat both hands down but they cost about 50% more - not worth it for most folk who will never be able to tell the difference.That siad, I have just come across this drive:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/crucial-ct240m500ssd1-2-5-inch-240gb-m500-sata-6gb-s-internal-solid-state-drive-1587797Crucial M500It looks like it beats both the 840 and the Ultra.



YES IT DOES!
ws007

YES IT DOES!



Actually it probably does not, the Toms hardware benchmark comparison was for the 480GB version of the M500, not the 240GB version in the deal.
welsh_andy

no thx, gd price though



You can also get it at ebuyer or WAE+ at around ~£125.
Edited by: "Zefram" 23rd Jun 2013
Amazon now showing stock dispatched in 1-2 months!
Zefram

You can also get it at ebuyer or WAE+ at around ~£125.



Don't use WAE+ as they are useless and prices for most things are low here, haven't you ever noticed no one posts deals from them, and also Ebuyer have mispriced this and got confused with the Pulse, check the read/write description. Ebuyer are selling the Ultra Plus for £136, see link below -

Ebuyer - 256Gb Ultra Plus

Nicola_

Don't use WAE+ as they are useless and prices for most things are low … Don't use WAE+ as they are useless and prices for most things are low here, haven't you ever noticed no one posts deals from them, and also Ebuyer have mispriced this and got confused with the Pulse, check the read/write description. Ebuyer are selling the Ultra Plus for £136, see link below -Ebuyer - 256Gb Ultra Plus



i agree they are terrible, quote a week for delivery 6wks later i got it, their customer service is non existent
Nicola_

Don't use WAE+ as they are useless and prices for most things are low … Don't use WAE+ as they are useless and prices for most things are low here, haven't you ever noticed no one posts deals from them, and also Ebuyer have mispriced this and got confused with the Pulse, check the read/write description. Ebuyer are selling the Ultra Plus for £136, see link below -Ebuyer - 256Gb Ultra Plus



Thanks for the heads up on WAE+

Ebuyer do seem to have it at £125:
ebuyer.com/474…AHw

I think it's more likely that they got the description wrong, as the serial number is correct (all the way through to checkout). The link you posted was for the G26 which includes a 3.5" bracket and seems to cost around £10 more.
Zefram

Thanks for the heads up on WAE+Ebuyer do seem to have it at … Thanks for the heads up on WAE+Ebuyer do seem to have it at £125:http://www.ebuyer.com/474680-sandisk-256gb-ultra-plus-ssd-sdssdhp-256g-g25?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products&gclid=CMuA_u3s_LcCFdQZtAodYRUAHw#I think it's more likely that they got the description wrong, as the serial number is correct (all the way through to checkout). The link you posted was for the G26 which includes a 3.5" bracket and seems to cost around £10 more.



I am losing the plot I thought the whole point in this site was to show hot deals, they aren't that hot if several suppliers offer them at the same price!!

Currently 427 temp so people must just be lazy or not be able to use a search engine!

I think Dabs sell this for a few quid more as well, so around the £125 mark is currently the normal price with the majority of the big suppliers. I am sure people just randomly click hot without checking out the deal.
Zefram

Thanks for the heads up on WAE+Ebuyer do seem to have it at … Thanks for the heads up on WAE+Ebuyer do seem to have it at £125:http://www.ebuyer.com/474680-sandisk-256gb-ultra-plus-ssd-sdssdhp-256g-g25?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products&gclid=CMuA_u3s_LcCFdQZtAodYRUAHw#I think it's more likely that they got the description wrong, as the serial number is correct (all the way through to checkout). The link you posted was for the G26 which includes a 3.5" bracket and seems to cost around £10 more.



Just spent all of one minute checking for the best price for this SSD and found it cheaper here.

I know people on here have posted stuff from them before and had no issues.

Cheaper Deal on this SSD
Nicola_

I am losing the plot I thought the whole point in this site was to show … I am losing the plot I thought the whole point in this site was to show hot deals, they aren't that hot if several suppliers offer them at the same price!!Currently 427 temp so people must just be lazy or not be able to use a search engine!I think Dabs sell this for a few quid more as well, so around the £125 mark is currently the normal price with the majority of the big suppliers. I am sure people just randomly click hot without checking out the deal.



I don't think It's just about the exact price of the product but also about how good the product is. Somebody looking for an SSD, with little or no knowledge of SSDs, can come here and see that this particular model is great value for money. The fact that they can purchase it at two or three outlets does not detract from its value for money. A lot of folk will be voting hot because they were unaware that this model of SSD existed with these performance specs at this price.

I use the site more to identify good products rather than the best prices.

cheaper at mobymemory
thank you, i have bought one today
Has anyone ever had any problems with marketplace seller where the order is "Fulfilled by Amazon"?
I had some faulty USB 3.0 cables a little while ago that I couldn't get replaced due to this.

Anyway it might be silly but I paid the extra £5 to order this SSD directly from Amazon in case anything goes wrong. Seems like a good drive so far.
No idea why people thought this was faster than the Extreme 240GB, it's nowhere near especially if you look at random read/write and under heavy load.
weiran

No idea why people thought this was faster than the Extreme 240GB, it's … No idea why people thought this was faster than the Extreme 240GB, it's nowhere near especially if you look at random read/write and under heavy load.



whoratesit.com/Com…328
Says it all really ...

Yes the extreme has a 30% faster deep queue write speed but the Ultra writes 60% faster sequentially. The question you need to understand is whether or not your usage pattern ever runs at a queue depth greater than 4, for 99% of consumers it will not.
Good drive, great price. Just what I need, atm.
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