IntelSSDSA2CW120G3
SanDiskSDSSDHP-128G-G25

Controller: Intel. Flash Memory: Intel 25nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2011.

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Controller: Marvell SS889175. Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC. Release date: Q1 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 15,012 user samples
5,569 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 49% 21GB free
Worst Bench: 32% 74GB free (System drive)
Poor: 32% Great: 49%
SPEED RANK: 872nd / 1016
9,443 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 119GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 95GB free
Poor: 55% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 501st / 1016
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
42.2 % 75.9 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+80%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
232 MB/s 447 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+93%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
130 MB/s 246 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+89%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
17.7 MB/s 26.7 MB/s Much faster random read.
+51%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
33.6 MB/s 72.6 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+116%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
136 MB/s 185 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+36%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
19.8 MB/s 29.8 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+51%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
115 MB/s 205 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+78%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
258 MB/s 492 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+91%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
135 MB/s 293 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+117%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
21.2 MB/s 32.7 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+54%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
42 MB/s 104 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+148%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
144 MB/s 224 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+56%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
23.1 MB/s 37 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+60%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
135 MB/s 291 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+116%
Market Share
Based on 22,515,365 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.05 % Hugely higher market share.
+150%
Value
Value For Money
3.43 % 7.37 % Hugely better value.
+115%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 62 % Slightly more popular.
+15%
Price
Price (score)
$89 $75 Cheaper.
+16%
Age
Newest
107 Months 85 Months More recent.
+21%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
139 MB/s 322 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+132%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
92.9 MB/s 200 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+115%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
432 Pts 946 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+119%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
70.8 MB/s 125 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+77%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
117 MB/s 271 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+132%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
69.9 MB/s 169 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+142%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
57.3 MB/s 110 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+92%
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 128GB
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The Intel 320 SSD uses a proprietary Intel controller which predates Intel's adoption of Sandforce controllers for their consumer SSDs. The 320 is nearly three years old and consequently has a particularly poor performance profile. With peak and average sequential read/write speeds of 260/135 and 208/107 MB/s the 120GB Intel 320 is about half as fast as the current group leaders. Peak small file 4K read/write speeds clock in at 19/37 MB/s, again around half as fast as the current group leaders. Overall the 120GB Intel 320 has an effective speed of 214 MB/s. Although these speeds are only around half as fast as current SSDs, they are still twice as fast sequentially and 15x faster than the fastest mechanical drives. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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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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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) February 2020 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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