IntelSSDSC2CT120A3
SanDiskSDSSDHP-128G-G25

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. NAND Flash: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2012.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 23,297 user samples
11,791 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 103GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 75GB free (System drive)
Poor: 50% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 692nd / 1058
11,506 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 113GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 61GB free
Poor: 56% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 543rd / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
67 % 75.6 % Faster effective speed.
+13%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
384 MB/s 443 MB/s Faster read speed.
+15%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
131 MB/s 247 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+89%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28 MB/s +4% 27 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
76.2 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+7%
71.2 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
181 MB/s 184 MB/s +2%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.2 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+10%
29.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
111 MB/s 207 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+86%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
446 MB/s 490 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+10%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
146 MB/s 294 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+101%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
35.5 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+11%
32.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
110 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
103 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
196 MB/s 223 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+14%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
39.8 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+11%
35.8 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
137 MB/s 291 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+112%
Market Share
Based on 45,319,839 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
5.62 % 7.33 % Much better value.
+30%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 53 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$85 $75 Cheaper.
+12%
Age
Newest
112 Months 102 Months Slightly more recent.
+9%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
200 MB/s 318 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+59%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
141 MB/s 199 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+41%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
688 Pts 936 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+36%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
164 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+31%
125 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
182 MB/s 273 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+50%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
128 MB/s 169 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+32%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
142 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+28%
111 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 128GB
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The Intel 330 is just under two years old and sports a Sandforce 2281 controller coupled with Intel's own 25nm MLC NAND. This combination typically produces a performance profile that struggles with incompressible data and favours reading over writing. With peak and average sequential read/write speeds of 514/138 and 414/122 the Intel 330 is unable to compete in today's market and falls over 50% short of the group leaders which manage peak sequential read/write speeds in the 500/300 MB/s region. Small file 4K peak and average speeds are better and clocked in at 32/89 and 24/63 MB/s which is 10% below the group leaders. Overall the 330 has an effective speed of 370 MB/s which makes it one of the slowest 128GB SSDs I have seen to date. [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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