Average Bench: 71.9% (438th of 956)

Based on 6,261 user benchmarks.  Models: SanDisk SDSSDHP128G, SanDisk SDSSDH2128G, SanDisk SDSSDH21

The 128GB Sandisk Ultra Plus proved to be a bit of a disappointment in comparison to its larger 256GB sibling. The 256GB version has more NAND modules which enable peak sequential write speeds in the region of 450 MB/s. On the 128GB version we saw a peak sequential write speed of just 279 MB/s which is significantly lower than the market leaders which also manage to hit the high 400's. Across the core performance metrics, the 128GB Ultra Plus is around 25% slower than the average of its top competitors and, unlike its 256GB sibling, really struggles to keep up with its direct competition. In terms of value for money the Ultra Plus fares a little better thanks to its reasonably low price tag but there are far better deals to be had in the 128GB category. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB averaged 28.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 73.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB is 39.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 202MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 204MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,261 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 428 489
145 Write 236 291
131 Mixed 204 297
82.9 SusWrite 202 288
59.3% 267 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.4 4K Read 26.3 32.7
37.8 4K Write 73.1 106
11.6 4K Mixed 25.8 36.9
112% 41.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.1 DQ Read 229 319
50.3 DQ Write 159 199
11.5 DQ Mixed 79.7 124
90.4% 156 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
62GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 264 287 289 289 287 270 MB/s
Read 484
Write 287
Mixed 184
SusWrite 281
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 39.3
165% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 122
127% 211 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 211 197 177 175 182 MB/s
Read 470
Write 200
Mixed 180
SusWrite 189
57% 260 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 43.3
4K Mixed 11.2
71% 25.6 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 111
111% 182 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,977,448 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $92 @ launch in Jan '13
OutletPCUS $10816 hrs
AmazonUS $13716 mins
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Typical Ultra Plus 128GB Builds (Compare 7,562 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $242

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $900

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 Comments

Controller: Marvell SS889175. Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC

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Added 4 years ago.

Good

14 months ago.

It's not slower than evo 840, Sammy's evo 840 is overrated. Like, a lot. Their 120GB is about 2 times slower than their pro models and 15 - 25% slower than 240+ models... SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB is fast as the 256GB model.


Good

2 years ago.

I have one and it runs great much better than the Cosair force 3 I have, other benchmark sites have this out performing the samsungs this sites review seems to be lop sided


Poor

4 years ago.


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