Average Bench: 75.5% (493rd of 1011)

Based on 7,404 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 24.4% 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 109MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB is 40.8%. 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 201MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,404 samples)
Min Avg Max
341 Read 444 491
164 Write 242 293
126 Mixed 182 223
77.9 SusWrite 201 289
59.2% 267 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.5 4K Read 26.7 32.7
37.8 4K Write 73 106
19.2 4K Mixed 29.7 36.7
117% 43.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.7 DQ Read 270 319
87.1 DQ Write 169 199
33.3 DQ Mixed 109 124
111% 183 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
54GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 242 284 288 289 268 186 MB/s
Read 473
Write 252
Mixed 231
SusWrite 260
68% 304 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 34.4
148% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 221
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 122
108% 163 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 194 186 184 172 184 MB/s
Read 480
Write 232
Mixed 186
SusWrite 187
60% 271 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 73
4K Mixed 32.5
124% 44.8 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 122
126% 209 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 101 87 71 75 67 MB/s
Read 465
Write 278
Mixed 201
SusWrite 99.5
58% 261 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 59.4
4K Mixed 27
100% 36.3 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 84.9
105% 189 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,587,769 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $92 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $757 months
OutletPCUS $10811 months
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Typical Ultra Plus 128GB Builds (Compare 11,608 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,072

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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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