Average Bench: 75.5% (550th of 1058)

Based on 14,590 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 24.5% 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 112MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB is 39%. 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 185MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 209MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,590 samples)
Min Avg Max
332 Read 442 491
160 Write 244 292
114 Mixed 185 222
76 SusWrite 209 290
59.9% 270 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.2 4K Read 26.5 32.5
32 4K Write 70.8 102
18.4 4K Mixed 29.3 36.6
115% 42.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
102 DQ Read 278 319
84.8 DQ Write 171 199
51.9 DQ Mixed 112 125
114% 187 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 252 270 288 279 270 240 MB/s
Read 492
Write 290
Mixed 240
SusWrite 266
72% 322 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 87.7
4K Mixed 35.4
140% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 124
128% 211 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 206 236 267 274 285 MB/s
Read 473
Write 259
Mixed 221
SusWrite 252
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 86.2
4K Mixed 34.6
137% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 122
126% 209 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 225 261 272 238 251 254 MB/s
Read 461
Write 278
Mixed 197
SusWrite 250
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 72.6
4K Mixed 30.3
119% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 121
125% 208 MB/s
104GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 275 275 275 277 278 MB/s
Read 466
Write 264
Mixed 203
SusWrite 276
67% 302 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 60
4K Mixed 29
107% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 118
124% 207 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 56,070,795 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $92 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $753 years
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Typical Ultra Plus 128GB Builds (Compare 15,755 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 25%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $449

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 Comments

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

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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

5 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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