Average Bench: 75.6% (546th of 1058)

Based on 11,506 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 24.4% 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 111MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB is 34.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 184MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 207MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,506 samples)
Min Avg Max
342 Read 443 490
164 Write 247 294
126 Mixed 184 223
77.5 SusWrite 207 291
60% 270 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 27 32.1
33.7 4K Write 71.2 103
19.4 4K Mixed 29.4 35.8
116% 42.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.7 DQ Read 273 318
92.7 DQ Write 169 199
34.4 DQ Mixed 111 125
112% 184 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
29GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 288 290 291 293 284 246 MB/s
Read 482
Write 289
Mixed 219
SusWrite 282
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 36
141% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 124
127% 210 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 268 289 262 279 264 277 MB/s
Read 470
Write 233
Mixed 160
SusWrite 273
63% 284 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 85.6
4K Mixed 33.1
134% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 119
124% 208 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 167 160 167 158 158 MB/s
Read 451
Write 250
Mixed 198
SusWrite 171
59% 267 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 53.2
4K Mixed 27.9
102% 35.4 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 125
128% 211 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,553,673 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $92 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $752 years
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Typical Ultra Plus 128GB Builds (Compare 12,419 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $449

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 Comments

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

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Added 7 years ago.

Good

4 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

7 years ago.


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