Average Bench: 74.6% (546th of 1040)

Based on 11,687 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 25.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 110MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB is 38.6%. 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 182MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 202MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,687 samples)
Min Avg Max
345 Read 441 491
165 Write 245 294
131 Mixed 182 219
82.6 SusWrite 202 291
59.3% 267 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.2 4K Read 26.4 32.3
35.5 4K Write 70.5 101
16.6 4K Mixed 29.3 36.5
115% 42.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.5 DQ Read 268 319
83.1 DQ Write 165 198
35.3 DQ Mixed 110 125
111% 181 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
112GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 281 288 288 292 293 294 MB/s
Read 472
Write 284
Mixed 216
SusWrite 289
70% 315 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 88.6
4K Mixed 33.1
134% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 126
122% 197 MB/s
118GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 287 291 292 291 291 MB/s
Read 486
Write 277
Mixed 152
SusWrite 290
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 46.4
4K Mixed 19.9
86% 30.1 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 47
DQ Mixed 53.6
53% 89 MB/s
105GB free
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 158 169 170 167 170 MB/s
Read 315
Write 250
Mixed 178
SusWrite 165
51% 227 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 45.5
4K Mixed 25
90% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 119
115% 182 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,350,840 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $92 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $752 years
OutletPCUS $1082 years
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Typical Ultra Plus 128GB Builds (Compare 9,642 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 72%
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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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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