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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]

921 SSDs
Form factor
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User rating(51.8)
Value(84.8)
Avg. bench(72.8)
Capacity(289)
Write(301)
Mkt. share(0.09)
Age months(41)
Price(204)
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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 $80
Samples 274k
128
100th
107
85th
94
69 ↔ 114
88th
250GB
58th
395
80th
6.78
100th
40
66th
$80
83rd
2
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $137
Samples 197k
102
100th
123
89th
96.2
68 ↔ 116
88th
500GB
85th
393
80th
5.34
100th
40
66th
$137
56th
3
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $166
Samples 43k
99
100th
65.4
47th
97.8
71 ↔ 122
89th
256GB
73rd
434
86th
0.74
98th
45
56th
$166
43rd
4
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $87
Samples 31k
76
100th
56.6
39th
92.1
65 ↔ 113
87th
120GB
25th
390
79th
0.56
98th
40
66th
$87
78th
5
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $240
Samples 20k
74
100th
84.9
69th
99.6
71 ↔ 122
89th
512GB
93rd
442
86th
0.37
99th
45
56th
$240
28th
6
Compare Crucial MX500 500GB $115
Samples 1.3k
70
99th
128
91st
88.1
68 ↔ 106
84th
500GB
85th
386
78th
0.48
96th
3+
98th
$115
66th
7
Compare Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB $120
Samples 98k
69
99th
183
97th
218
171 ↔ 264
99th
250GB
58th
1118
98th
4.98
100th
16+
90th
$120
64th
8
Compare Crucial MX500 1TB $230
Samples 632
69
99th
130
91st
89.4
66 ↔ 107
85th
1TB
97th
381
76th
0.19
91st
3+
98th
$230
29th
9
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $444
Samples 5.9k
69
99th
90.8
75th
100
73 ↔ 119
89th
1TB
99th
459
90th
0.11
82nd
45
56th
$444
9th
10
Compare Crucial MX200 250GB
Samples 7.5k
68
99th
81.7
58 ↔ 100
76th
250GB
58th
365
72nd
0.18
89th
39
68th
11
Compare HyperX Savage 240GB $115
Samples 13k
68
99th
68.7
51st
81.9
58 ↔ 99
77th
240GB
56th
442
86th
0.27
94th
36
74th
$115
66th
12
Compare Crucial MX500 250GB $75
Samples 1k
68
99th
104
84th
87
62 ↔ 106
83rd
250GB
58th
377
75th
0.41
96th
4
98th
$75
86th
13
Compare Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $330
Samples 34k
68
99th
99.9
82nd
95.7
70 ↔ 116
88th
1TB
97th
393
80th
0.63
97th
40
66th
$358
14th
14
Compare Crucial MX300 275GB $85
Samples 16k
67
98th
79.4
61st
68.2
50 ↔ 83
54th
275GB
74th
295
58th
0.51
97th
22
84th
$85
79th
15
Compare Crucial MX500 2TB $466
Samples 68
67
98th
128
91st
89.2
70 ↔ 104
85th
2TB
100th
382
77th
0.02
69th
3+
98th
$466
7th
16
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $75
Samples 13k
65
98th
75.5
57th
65.4
47 ↔ 82
47th
240GB
56th
245
49th
0.36
97th
43
62nd
$75
86th
17
Compare Crucial MX100 256GB
Samples 17k
64
98th
80.4
61 ↔ 95
74th
256GB
73rd
322
66th
0.33
96th
46
53rd
18
Compare Crucial MX300 525GB $124
Samples 21k
64
98th
101
83rd
71.1
52 ↔ 85
60th
525GB
93rd
311
62nd
0.58
97th
22
84th
$124
62nd
19
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $144
Samples 3.2k
64
98th
62.4
43rd
88
65 ↔ 107
84th
240GB
56th
434
86th
0.05
74th
46
53rd
$144
52nd
20
Compare SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $149
Samples 1k
63
98th
56.2
38th
81.4
57 ↔ 100
75th
240GB
56th
377
75th
0.02
62nd
59
6th
$149
49th
21
Compare Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB $325
Samples 19k
63
98th
177
96th
261
202 ↔ 314
99th
512GB
93rd
1656
99th
1.07
98th
18+
88th
$325
15th
22
Compare Crucial BX100 500GB $194
Samples 3.4k
63
98th
86.6
70th
88.2
65 ↔ 105
84th
500GB
85th
417
84th
0.12
80th
39
68th
$194
37th
23
Compare SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $130
Samples 13k
63
98th
87.7
71st
68.1
50 ↔ 84
54th
480GB
82nd
277
55th
0.28
95th
43
62nd
$130
59th
24
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Samples 13k
63
98th
78.6
57 ↔ 97
71st
128GB
41st
308
62nd
0.22
91st
66
4th
25
Compare Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $300
Samples 23k
63
98th
35.2
16th
82
54 ↔ 105
77th
256GB
73rd
352
70th
0.41
90th
66
4th
$300
18th
26
Compare Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
Samples 746
62
97th
81.5
53 ↔ 102
75th
240GB
56th
414
84th
0.01
51st
40
66th
27
Compare Kingston HyperX 240GB
Samples 337
62
97th
70.2
53 ↔ 85
59th
240GB
56th
229
44th
0.01
51st
81
1st
28
Compare Crucial M500 240GB $130
Samples 12k
62
97th
55.9
38th
73.1
54 ↔ 87
64th
240GB
56th
263
53rd
0.23
92nd
61
5th
$130
59th
29
Compare OCZ ARC 100 120GB
Samples 2.1k
62
97th
76.1
61 ↔ 92
68th
120GB
25th
360
71st
0.03
73rd
44
60th
30
Compare Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $165
Samples 49k
62
97th
29.2
9th
76.9
54 ↔ 93
68th
120GB
25th
311
62nd
0.96
99th
57
7th
$165
43rd
31
Compare OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB
Samples 637
62
97th
84.3
64 ↔ 101
80th
120GB
25th
412
83rd
0.02
62nd
44
60th
32
Compare Transcend SSD370 256GB $153
Samples 1.6k
62
97th
56.2
38th
79.1
60 ↔ 94
72nd
256GB
73rd
290
57th
0.03
69th
44
60th
$153
47th
33
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $199
Samples 2.4k
62
97th
81
63rd
86.6
64 ↔ 107
83rd
480GB
82nd
435
86th
0.1
82nd
46
53rd
$199
35th
34
Compare Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $175
Samples 6k
62
97th
35.2
16th
92
65 ↔ 113
87th
128GB
41st
397
80th
0.12
83rd
45
56th
$175
41st
35
Compare Crucial BX100 250GB $135
Samples 12k
62
97th
64.5
46th
84.1
64 ↔ 100
79th
250GB
58th
356
71st
0.29
94th
39
68th
$135
57th
36
Compare OCZ Vector 150 240GB
Samples 851
61
96th
90.3
63 ↔ 113
86th
240GB
56th
455
89th
0.04
62nd
53
7th
37
Compare OCZ ARC 100 240GB
Samples 4.2k
61
96th
81.5
62 ↔ 98
75th
240GB
56th
408
83rd
0.13
87th
44
60th
38
Compare HyperX Savage 120GB $70
Samples 2.9k
61
96th
55.1
37th
76.1
59 ↔ 91
68th
120GB
25th
345
69th
0.03
80th
36
74th
$70
89th
39
Compare HyperX Fury 120GB $61
Samples 17k
61
96th
42.7
23rd
53.5
42 ↔ 64
27th
120GB
25th
113
18th
0.39
97th
46
53rd
$61
93rd
40
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $139
Samples 5.4k
61
96th
53.2
34th
69.6
52 ↔ 87
57th
256GB
73rd
288
56th
0.14
92nd
63
5th
$139
55th
41
Compare Intel 520 Series 120GB $132
Samples 7.8k
61
96th
27.8
8th
61.9
48 ↔ 76
41st
120GB
25th
142
24th
0.08
89th
74
2nd
$132
58th
42
Compare SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $125
Samples 5.6k
61
96th
31.6
12th
64.3
49 ↔ 80
46th
128GB
41st
212
39th
0.21
95th
63
5th
$125
62nd
43
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Samples 4k
61
96th
86.6
64 ↔ 104
82nd
256GB
73rd
402
81st
0.07
80th
72
3rd
44
Compare OCZ Vector 180 240GB
Samples 504
61
96th
86.9
63 ↔ 107
83rd
240GB
56th
464
90th
0.03
62nd
37
72nd
45
Compare Intel 730 Series 240GB $301
Samples 2.7k
61
96th
33
13th
80.9
61 ↔ 95
74th
240GB
56th
276
55th
0.05
80th
50
29th
$301
18th
46
Compare OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
Samples 9.3k
60
95th
80.6
60 ↔ 98
74th
128GB
41st
352
70th
0.13
87th
72
3rd
47
Compare Crucial MX300 750GB $280
Samples 5.8k
60
95th
71.7
53rd
70.9
53 ↔ 86
60th
750GB
93rd
309
62nd
0.1
86th
22
84th
$280
20th
48
Compare Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB
Samples 1k
60
95th
81
59 ↔ 99
75th
240GB
56th
379
76th
0.03
62nd
70
3rd
49
Compare Plextor M5 Pro 256GB
Samples 798
60
95th
86.6
63 ↔ 105
82nd
256GB
73rd
409
83rd
0.03
62nd
67
4th
50
Compare OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB
Samples 478
60
95th
86.6
61 ↔ 107
83rd
240GB
56th
459
90th
0.02
62nd
41
65th
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $80
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $170Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $290Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $137
Intel Core i7-7700K $290AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $190SanDisk Extreme 64GB $70
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $931SanDisk Extreme 32GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $204SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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