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Speed test your SSD in less than a minute.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs.[SSDrivePro]

929 SSDs
Form factor
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Seller
User rating(51.9)
Value(94.8)
Avg. bench(74.2)
Capacity(301)
Write(311)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(43)
Price(223)
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FAQ

How is the AS SSD total score calculated?

By taking a combination of speed readings with a strong emphasis on deep queue depth (server) IO... more

How is the AS SSD read score calculated?

Benchmarks read workloads with an emphasis on deep queue depth (server) reads... more

How is the AS SSD write score calculated?

Benchmarks write workloads with an emphasis on deep queue depth (server) writes... more

What is the effective SSD speed index?

A measure of how well an SSD performs under typical consumer workloads. Samsung 850 Pro ≈ 100%... more

Can CPU power saving states (C1,C2,C3) impact SSD speed?

Yes, mostly on shallow queue random 4k operations, by up to around 40 MBps.. more

What is 4K 64 thread write speed?

A server orientated measure of a drives ability to write 64 files in parallel... more

What is the SSD value for money rating?

A measure of real world consumer performance and capacity per unit cost... more

What is 4K random write speed?

A measure of how quickly multiple small files can be written to a device... more

What is queue depth?

The number of simultaneous requests on a drive's request queue... more

What is incompressible data?

Data that cannot be compressed e.g. most music, video and image file formats... more

What is sequential read speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be read from a device... more

What is sequential write speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be written to a device... more

What’s the difference between NAND and V-NAND?

NAND and V-NAND are both types of flash memory which is a class of non-volatile memory that retains data even in the absence of an electrical current... more

What’s the difference between SATA, PCIe and NVMe?

NVMe, AHCI and IDE are transfer protocols (languages). They run on top of transfer interfaces such as PCIe or SATA (spoken, written)... more

What is 3D XPoint and how fast is it?

3D XPoint is the name given by Intel and Micron to their jointly developed, revolutionary storage technology as employed in Intel’s Optane memory... more

What’s the difference between SLC, MLC and TLC?

In terms or write performance, durability and price SLC > MLC > TLC... more

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1
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $107
Samples 310k
126
100th
85.4
64th
93.6
66 ↔ 114
87th
250GB
57th
392
79th
5.78
100th
42
66th
$107
70th
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $123
Samples 230k
102
100th
131
87th
95
68 ↔ 115
88th
500GB
84th
393
79th
4.61
100th
42
66th
$123
61st
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $116
Samples 44k
98
100th
86.2
64th
98.8
71 ↔ 120
88th
256GB
73rd
444
86th
0.79
98th
47
56th
$116
64th
4
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $85
Samples 34k
76
100th
58.5
38th
93.5
67 ↔ 112
87th
120GB
24th
395
80th
0.73
97th
42
66th
$85
80th
5
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $229
Samples 20k
74
100th
88.4
67th
100
71 ↔ 122
88th
512GB
92nd
444
86th
0.36
95th
47
56th
$229
30th
6
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $70
Samples 2.3k
72
99th
109
82nd
87.1
64 ↔ 105
82nd
250GB
57th
382
76th
0.27
94th
6
97th
$70
87th
7
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $110
Samples 2.8k
72
99th
133
88th
88.5
67 ↔ 105
84th
500GB
84th
389
78th
0.53
97th
5+
98th
$110
68th
8
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $220
Samples 1.2k
71
99th
137
89th
91.3
70 ↔ 109
86th
1TB
97th
385
76th
0.11
84th
5+
97th
$220
32nd
9
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $116
Samples 105k
70
99th
189
95th
220
166 ↔ 262
98th
250GB
57th
1091
97th
3.3
100th
18+
89th
$116
64th
10
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $461
Samples 7.2k
69
99th
87.7
66th
99.8
71 ↔ 120
88th
1TB
99th
456
89th
0.11
83rd
47
56th
$461
8th
11
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 8.4k
68
99th
82.1
58 ↔ 100
76th
250GB
57th
365
71st
0.2
92nd
41
68th
12
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $301
Samples 36k
68
99th
115
83rd
96.9
73 ↔ 118
88th
1TB
97th
393
79th
0.73
98th
42
66th
$301
19th
13
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $82
Samples 18k
67
99th
80.4
58th
67.3
49 ↔ 81
51st
275GB
74th
294
57th
0.56
97th
24
84th
$82
81st
14
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $135
Samples 15k
67
99th
61.8
41st
83.2
62 ↔ 99
77th
240GB
55th
448
87th
0.24
91st
38
73rd
$135
56th
15
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $450
Samples 142
67
99th
131
87th
88.5
65 ↔ 106
84th
2TB
99th
377
74th
0.02
62nd
5+
98th
$450
9th
16
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $265
Samples 24k
65
98th
207
97th
261
180 ↔ 318
99th
512GB
92nd
1621
99th
0.73
97th
20+
88th
$265
23rd
17
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $75
Samples 16k
65
98th
75.7
54th
65.5
46 ↔ 81
47th
240GB
55th
251
50th
0.4
96th
45
61st
$75
85th
18
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 19k
64
98th
80.8
60 ↔ 95
74th
256GB
73rd
324
65th
0.41
96th
48
53rd
19
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $100
Samples 24k
64
98th
120
84th
71.5
54 ↔ 85
61st
525GB
92nd
310
62nd
0.52
97th
24
84th
$100
72nd
20
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $130
Samples 4.1k
64
98th
67.4
46th
88.1
66 ↔ 107
83rd
240GB
55th
432
85th
0.05
83rd
48
53rd
$130
57th
21
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $130
Samples 11k
64
98th
88.2
66th
68.6
50 ↔ 84
54th
480GB
81st
279
55th
0.32
96th
45
61st
$130
57th
22
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 13k
63
98th
78
52 ↔ 98
70th
128GB
41st
309
61st
0.31
94th
68
4th
23
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $165
Samples 47k
63
98th
30
9th
78.9
61 ↔ 93
71st
120GB
24th
317
64th
0.89
98th
59
6th
$165
45th
24
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $290
Samples 23k
63
98th
36.9
17th
83.9
56 ↔ 106
78th
256GB
73rd
368
72nd
0.36
97th
68
4th
$290
20th
25
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $149
Samples 1.1k
63
98th
56.4
36th
81.7
57 ↔ 100
75th
240GB
55th
379
75th
0.01
62nd
61
6th
$149
51st
26
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $240
Samples 3.5k
63
98th
73.5
51st
87.8
64 ↔ 105
83rd
500GB
84th
418
84th
0.07
90th
41
68th
$240
27th
27
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 788
62
97th
81.8
53 ↔ 102
76th
240GB
55th
417
84th
0.02
53rd
42
66th
28
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB
Samples 355
62
97th
70.1
51 ↔ 85
58th
240GB
55th
228
43rd
0.01
34th
83
1st
29
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 690
62
97th
83.8
64 ↔ 101
78th
120GB
24th
411
83rd
0.01
53rd
46
59th
30
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $120
Samples 13k
62
97th
71.2
49th
85.1
66 ↔ 100
80th
250GB
57th
358
70th
0.17
93rd
41
68th
$120
63rd
31
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $280
Samples 7.1k
62
97th
24.5
6th
91.3
61 ↔ 113
86th
128GB
41st
390
78th
0.11
88th
47
56th
$280
21st
32
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 2k
62
97th
75.9
60 ↔ 92
67th
120GB
24th
362
71st
0.05
74th
46
59th
33
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $219
Samples 2.9k
62
97th
76.3
54th
87.7
65 ↔ 107
83rd
480GB
81st
435
85th
0.11
74th
48
53rd
$219
32nd
34
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $184
Samples 11k
62
97th
42.6
23rd
72.2
54 ↔ 87
62nd
240GB
55th
263
52nd
0.18
92nd
63
5th
$184
41st
35
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $100
Samples 1.6k
62
97th
76.5
54th
78.3
59 ↔ 93
70th
256GB
73rd
290
56th
0.02
70th
46
59th
$100
72nd
36
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 951
61
96th
90
63 ↔ 113
85th
240GB
55th
455
88th
0.01
53rd
55
7th
37
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 5.1k
61
96th
81.4
62 ↔ 97
75th
240GB
55th
407
82nd
0.11
84th
46
59th
38
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 4.6k
61
96th
85.5
61 ↔ 103
80th
256GB
73rd
398
80th
0.12
88th
74
3rd
39
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 542
61
96th
87
63 ↔ 105
82nd
240GB
55th
465
90th
0.01
53rd
39
71st
40
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $61
Samples 19k
61
96th
43.1
23rd
54.1
42 ↔ 64
28th
120GB
24th
113
18th
0.47
97th
48
53rd
$61
92nd
41
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB $301
Samples 2.8k
61
96th
32.8
13th
80.6
61 ↔ 95
74th
240GB
55th
275
54th
0.06
74th
52
28th
$301
19th
42
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $125
Samples 6.8k
61
96th
31.8
12th
64.6
50 ↔ 78
46th
128GB
41st
215
40th
0.1
86th
65
5th
$125
60th
43
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $139
Samples 6k
61
96th
53.8
33rd
70.5
52 ↔ 89
59th
256GB
73rd
304
60th
0.11
86th
65
5th
$139
55th
44
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $125
Samples 8k
61
96th
29.1
9th
62.2
45 ↔ 77
41st
120GB
24th
144
25th
0.16
89th
76
2nd
$125
60th
45
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
Samples 10k
60
95th
81.6
60 ↔ 99
75th
128GB
41st
351
69th
0.1
88th
74
3rd
46
Compare Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB
Samples 1k
60
95th
81.3
59 ↔ 99
74th
240GB
55th
383
76th
0.02
74th
72
3rd
47
Compare Plextor M5 Pro 256GB
Samples 868
60
95th
86.5
62 ↔ 105
82nd
256GB
73rd
410
83rd
0.01
62nd
69
4th
48
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB
Samples 524
60
95th
86.7
61 ↔ 106
82nd
240GB
55th
459
89th
0.01
53rd
43
64th
49
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB
Samples 437
60
95th
81.6
60 ↔ 99
75th
120GB
24th
392
79th
0.01
53rd
43
64th
50
Compare HyperX Savage 120GB
Samples 3.2k
60
95th
76.3
58 ↔ 92
67th
120GB
24th
345
69th
0.04
74th
38
73rd
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $175Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
Intel Core i7-8700K $317Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $123
Intel Core i5-8600K $239AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $116
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $177SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $911SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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