Average Bench: 76.3% (457th of 992)

Based on 6,998 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 23.6% 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 110MB/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 37.5%. 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 184MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 207MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,998 samples)
Min Avg Max
360 Read 445 489
170 Write 248 293
134 Mixed 184 218
89.4 SusWrite 207 289
60.1% 271 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.7 4K Read 26.7 33
41.2 4K Write 74.4 108
19.7 4K Mixed 29.7 37.2
118% 43.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.3 DQ Read 275 320
96.5 DQ Write 173 199
33.5 DQ Mixed 110 124
113% 186 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 234 205 214 227 236 221 MB/s
Read 456
Write 259
Mixed 215
SusWrite 223
64% 288 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 36.7
159% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 122
125% 206 MB/s
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 230 218 125 113 108 MB/s
Read 468
Write 266
Mixed 189
SusWrite 175
61% 275 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 62.5
4K Mixed 29.9
113% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 120
124% 205 MB/s
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 136 144 132 115 126 MB/s
Read 308
Write 182
Mixed 144
SusWrite 133
43% 192 MB/s
4K Read 16.5
4K Write 54
4K Mixed 21.5
81% 30.7 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 120
118% 192 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,029,063 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $92 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $751 month
OutletPCUS $1085 months
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Typical Ultra Plus 128GB Builds (Compare 9,484 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $962

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 Comments

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

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Good

21 months 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

2 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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