Average Bench: 76.8% (537th of 1069)

Based on 16,709 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 23.2% 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 114MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB is 35.5%. 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 213MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,709 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 448 492
166 Write 250 292
132 Mixed 186 220
90.4 SusWrite 213 290
60.8% 274 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.6 4K Read 26.9 32.3
34.2 4K Write 72.2 102
19.8 4K Mixed 29.8 36.2
117% 43 MB/s
Min Avg Max
149 DQ Read 284 319
90.4 DQ Write 173 199
69.3 DQ Mixed 114 125
116% 190 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
113GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 278 284 280 290 289 290 MB/s
Read 464
Write 281
Mixed 202
SusWrite 285
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 69.8
4K Mixed 30.3
120% 43.1 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 124
127% 210 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 271 257 248 108 78 MB/s
Read 476
Write 257
Mixed 225
SusWrite 208
65% 291 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 71.1
4K Mixed 33.1
125% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 125
128% 212 MB/s
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 153 129 114 107 101 MB/s
Read 479
Write 227
Mixed 166
SusWrite 130
55% 250 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 79.1
4K Mixed 33
130% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 116
122% 203 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 60,763,578 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $92 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $753 years
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Typical Ultra Plus 128GB Builds (Compare 2,109 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 24%
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Desktop
Desktop 70%
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Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $409

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 Comments

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

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Added 8 years ago.

Good

5 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

6 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

8 years ago.


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