Average Bench: 76.3% (510th of 1034)

Based on 11,255 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]

Good average bench

The SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB averaged 23.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 113MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB is 38.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 186MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 207MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,255 samples)
Min Avg Max
339 Read 443 490
169 Write 250 294
132 Mixed 186 221
75.5 SusWrite 207 291
60.2% 271 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.3 4K Read 26.7 32.4
38 4K Write 73.6 104
19.1 4K Mixed 29.8 36.2
118% 43.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
148 DQ Read 279 318
93.4 DQ Write 173 200
55.3 DQ Mixed 113 125
115% 188 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 259 262 269 260 259 252 MB/s
Read 481
Write 277
Mixed 199
SusWrite 260
68% 304 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 74.7
4K Mixed 32.6
125% 45.3 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 109
119% 202 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 264 216 252 250 247 MB/s
Read 401
Write 103
Mixed 162
SusWrite 244
50% 228 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 50.8
4K Mixed 15.6
83% 30 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 121
116% 183 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,502,423 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $92 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $7520 months
OutletPCUS $10824 months
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Typical Ultra Plus 128GB Builds (Compare 6,335 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $440

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 Comments

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

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Added 6 years ago.

Good

3 years 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

4 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

6 years ago.


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