Average Bench: 76.2% (496th of 1016)

Based on 10,010 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]

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Good average bench

The SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB averaged 23.8% 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 110MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB is 36.6%. 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 203MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,010 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 449 490
166 Write 247 294
131 Mixed 186 224
85.2 SusWrite 203 291
60.1% 271 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 4K Read 26.8 32.9
39.9 4K Write 73.6 106
20.9 4K Mixed 30 37
118% 43.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.5 DQ Read 270 322
97.9 DQ Write 170 198
33.3 DQ Mixed 110 125
112% 183 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 279 261 275 294 295 280 MB/s
Read 494
Write 288
Mixed 228
SusWrite 281
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 39.2
164% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 123
128% 213 MB/s
117GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 292 287 286 296 295 293 MB/s
Read 456
Write 283
Mixed 206
SusWrite 292
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 79.5
4K Mixed 31
125% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 124
127% 209 MB/s
84GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 278 284 288 287 286 287 MB/s
Read 425
Write 288
Mixed 223
SusWrite 285
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 57.7
4K Mixed 26.2
98% 35.3 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 122
125% 207 MB/s
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X230
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 249 240 196 206 197 MB/s
Read 451
Write 253
Mixed 222
SusWrite 210
63% 284 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 52.1
4K Mixed 24.9
99% 34.3 MB/s
DQ Read 238
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 120
115% 182 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 70 55 63 52 65 MB/s
Read 486
Write 163
Mixed 131
SusWrite 64.8
46% 211 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 79.9
4K Mixed 30.5
128% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 32.5
DQ Write 90.9
DQ Mixed 31.2
33% 51.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,624,497 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $92 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $7512 months
OutletPCUS $10816 months
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Typical Ultra Plus 128GB Builds (Compare 13,340 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $242

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $874

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 Comments

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

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Good

2 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

3 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

5 years ago.


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