Average Bench: 75% (456th of 980)

Based on 6,002 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 25.0% 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 111MB/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 36.4%. 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 194MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,002 samples)
Min Avg Max
349 Read 442 490
165 Write 242 292
124 Mixed 182 220
72.2 SusWrite 194 289
58.7% 265 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 26.4 32.7
34.4 4K Write 74 108
18.3 4K Mixed 29.2 36.5
117% 43.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.3 DQ Read 277 320
97.6 DQ Write 173 199
35.5 DQ Mixed 111 125
113% 187 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 250 278 279 287 292 289 MB/s
Read 462
Write 291
Mixed 194
SusWrite 279
68% 307 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 32.5
139% 56.3 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 123
127% 211 MB/s
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 147 141 147 156 143 MB/s
Read 484
Write 180
Mixed 162
SusWrite 152
54% 245 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 74.3
4K Mixed 31.3
124% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 119
122% 201 MB/s
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 193 184 181 183 171 MB/s
Read 433
Write 253
Mixed 175
SusWrite 191
58% 263 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 91.8
4K Mixed 25.1
117% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 23.9
DQ Write 95.8
DQ Mixed 121
75% 80.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,408,650 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $92 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $759 mins
OutletPCUS $1083 months
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Typical Ultra Plus 128GB Builds (Compare 8,469 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
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

19 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

4 years ago.


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