SanDiskSDSSDHP-128G-G25
OCZVTX3-25SAT3-120G
$116

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

 $116 

Controller: SandForce SF2281. NAND: Intel 25nm Synchronous MLC. Release date: Q1 2011.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 30,296 user samples
11,506 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 113GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 61GB free
Poor: 56% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 546th / 1058
18,790 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 36GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 30GB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 686th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
75.6 % Faster effective speed.
+12%
67.3 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
443 MB/s Faster read speed.
+17%
380 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
247 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+73%
143 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27 MB/s 28.3 MB/s +5%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
71.2 MB/s 73.5 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
184 MB/s 192 MB/s +4%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.4 MB/s 32.5 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+11%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
207 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+71%
121 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
490 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+11%
440 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
294 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+83%
161 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.1 MB/s 35 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+9%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
103 MB/s 109 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
223 MB/s +4% 214 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
35.8 MB/s 41.2 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+15%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
291 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+109%
139 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 45,447,111 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
7.33 % Much better value.
+63%
4.49 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % +2% 52 %
Price
Price (score)
$75 Much cheaper.
+35%
$116
Age
Newest
102 Months More recent.
+18%
124 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
318 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+66%
191 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
199 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+27%
157 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
936 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+36%
691 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
125 MB/s 162 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+30%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
273 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+60%
171 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
169 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+24%
136 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
111 MB/s 133 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+20%
Capacity
Capacity
128GB 120GB
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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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The 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 is almost 3 years old which makes it twice as old as most of the drives in the group test. With sequential peak and average read/write speeds of 510/157 and 390/130 MB/s the 120GB Vertex 3 has good read speeds but lags the group leaders by 50% at writing. This is explained by its Sandforce 2281 controller which is infamous for stability issues and relatively slow incompressible data write speeds. Small file 4K peak and average read/write speeds clocked in at 31/103 and 23/61 MB/s which matches the group leaders, a superb result considering the Vertex 3's age. Overall the 120GB Vertex 3 has an effective speed of 383 MB/s which is only 16% lower than the group leaders which averaged 444 MB/s. The Vertex is a capable drive let down only by its relatively slow peak sequential write speed of 157 MB/s. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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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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