Average Bench: 76.8% (540th of 1072)

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 BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
17GB free
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 291 291 293 292 289 MB/s
Read 490
Write 292
Mixed 214
SusWrite 292
72% 322 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 38.5
158% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 124
127% 211 MB/s
118GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 286 285 287 287 286 287 MB/s
Read 491
Write 276
Mixed 214
SusWrite 286
70% 317 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 88.6
4K Mixed 34.2
136% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 119
126% 210 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 193 272 289 278 261 MB/s
Read 451
Write 277
Mixed 211
SusWrite 252
66% 298 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 47
4K Mixed 25.9
93% 31.9 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 118
125% 209 MB/s
104GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 294 297 293 296 295 MB/s
Read 465
Write 294
Mixed 214
SusWrite 295
71% 317 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 41.3
4K Mixed 24.3
87% 29.4 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 115
109% 172 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,677,078 SSDs tested

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MSRP ≈ $92 @ launch in Jan '13
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Workstation 19%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $353

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 Comments

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

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Added 10 years ago.

Good

6 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

7 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

10 years ago.


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