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SSD Rankings - October 2017

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]

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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 the upcoming new class of non-volatile memory for SSDs and the like... 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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Max Avg Min 117 57.7 11.3 102 74.1 38.5 9.1 0.29 0 728 501 204 513 353 116 92 44.7 13 620 170 34.9
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $98
The 250GB Samsung 850 Evo has a similar architecture to its hugely successful predecessor, the 840 Evo. Both drives are TLC based but the 850 uses 3D V-NAND as oppos...
93.5 %16th95.9 %6th9.1 %1st517 MB/s68th417 MB/s60th34 Months52nd$9838th
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
The 256GB Samsung 850 Pro is the fastest consumer SSD we have seen to date. Thanks to Samsung's new 3D V-NAND the 850 Pro has lower power consumption and better perf...
85.6 %26th100 %3rd0.88 %9th529 MB/s7th503 MB/s12th39 Months73rd$12061st
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $159
121,170 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 397GB free
Worst Bench: 74% 94GB free
111 %2nd97.7 %5th6.37 %2nd518 MB/s61st415 MB/s63rd34 Months52nd$15988th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $81
24,433 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 56GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 73GB free
61.1 %68th94.1 %8th1.07 %8th518 MB/s61st416 MB/s61st34 Months52nd$8121st
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $200
13,860 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 163GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 272GB free
98.6 %9th101 %2nd0.1 %58th528 MB/s9th502 MB/s14th39 Months73rd$200116th
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $415
4,284 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 160GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 124GB free
96.5 %11th102 %1st0.15 %50th529 MB/s7th503 MB/s12th39 Months73rd$415160th
Crucial MX200 250GB $214
The 250GB Crucial MX200 is successor to the hugely successful MX100. Both drives use the same NAND and controller but the new MX200 features Dynamic Write Accelerati...
45 %102nd83 %48th0.19 %38th527 MB/s15th399 MB/s68th33 Months46th$214123rd
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $299
20,895 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 782GB free
Worst Bench: 77% 455GB free
117 %1st98.1 %4th1.17 %7th521 MB/s36th416 MB/s61st34 Months52nd$299145th
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $150
The Evo is remarkable in that, like the Sandisk Extreme II, it features a second level cache. For the 250 GB Evo this consists of a 3 GB Turbowrite cache (TWC) which...
56.5 %75th79.8 %68th2.38 %4th510 MB/s106th353 MB/s80th51 Months100th$15076th
HyperX Savage 240GB $120
The 240GB Kingston HyperX Savage sports a Phison PS3110 controller. This marks a welcome departure from Kingston's use of Sandforce 2281 controllers and for the firs...
68 %59th83.7 %42nd0.34 %21st526 MB/s20th508 MB/s6th30 Months33rd$12060th
Crucial MX300 275GB $92
The 275GB Crucial MX300 supersedes the MX200. Unlike its predecessor, the MX300 is TLC based and therefore suffers from weak write speeds in comparison to MLC drives...
74.8 %47th68.1 %105th0.88 %9th485 MB/s143rd339 MB/s97th16 Months5th$9232nd
SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB $105
The 240GB Sandisk Extreme Pro uses the same controller and NAND as its 13 months younger predecessor, the Extreme II. Comparing the Extreme II and Extreme Pro shows ...
79.3 %34th88.3 %21st0.24 %30th516 MB/s73rd495 MB/s25th40 Months77th$10547th
Crucial MX100 256GB $116
The Crucial MX100 is the first 16nm SSD to date. Aside from NAND, the MX100 shares the same hardware as its more expensive sibling, the M550. Comparing the MX100 and...
70.8 %56th80.9 %63rd0.29 %26th522 MB/s32nd332 MB/s100th40 Months77th$11657th
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $165
The 120GB Evo, like its 250GB sibling, features a second level Turbowrite cache (TWC). This 3GB block of high speed SLC memory allows the Evo to write data at 370 MB...
30.1 %145th79.1 %70th1.46 %6th502 MB/s118th352 MB/s84th51 Months100th$16596th
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $299
The 840 Pro is stunning. Samsung have created a completely in-house package including both the controller and their own new 21nm toggle mode NAND. On release (Oct '1...
35.8 %121st83.4 %43rd0.34 %21st523 MB/s28th494 MB/s26th60 Months121st$299146th
Crucial BX100 500GB $160
2,274 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 220GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 38GB free
102 %6th89.9 %13th0.24 %30th524 MB/s25th434 MB/s45th33 Months46th$16090th
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $88
The Sandisk Ultra II sits above Sandisk's Ultra Plus and below their Extreme Pro. The Ultra Plus would probably have been phased out completely were it not for its c...
67 %60th65.6 %122nd0.24 %30th499 MB/s128th341 MB/s95th37 Months59th$8827th
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $160
The 128GB 840 Pro is a rock solid performer. On release, nearly a year and a half ago, the Pro smashed several speed records. Today, with sequential read/write speed...
32.3 %138th78.9 %71st0.29 %26th522 MB/s32nd438 MB/s41st60 Months121st$16090th
SanDisk Extreme II 240GB $105
The Sandisk Extreme II uses the 88SS9187-BLD2 controller, Marvel's latest, and Sandisk's own 19MM MLC Memory. On paper this makes an extremely good combination and t...
73.4 %51st81.8 %58th0.02 %117th486 MB/s140th474 MB/s35th53 Months104th$10548th
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $140
9,757 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 181GB free
82.3 %30th67.6 %112th0.73 %14th501 MB/s123rd346 MB/s88th37 Months59th$14068th
Crucial MX300 525GB $149
11,529 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 435GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 77GB free
89.4 %19th72 %89th0.73 %14th486 MB/s140th343 MB/s90th16 Months5th$14974th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $67
528 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 98GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 80GB free
62.1 %66th83.1 %46th0.05 %83rd521 MB/s36th433 MB/s47th38 Months63rd$676th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $82
1,595 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 45GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 9GB free
49.2 %92nd76.9 %79th0.1 %58th459 MB/s151st382 MB/s73rd38 Months63rd$8222nd
Crucial BX100 250GB $155
The 250GB Crucial BX100 SSD is the value orientated variant of Crucial's M range of SSDs. The BX100 uses the same NAND as its premium MX200 sibling but the BX100 use...
59 %72nd85.3 %33rd0.34 %21st525 MB/s22nd370 MB/s74th33 Months46th$15584th
Transcend SSD370 256GB $157
The 256GB Transcend SSD370 sports a Silicon Motion (SM2246EN) controller coupled with Micron 20nm synchronous MLC NAND. With peak sequential read/write speeds of 520...
54.9 %79th78.7 %73rd0.05 %83rd523 MB/s28th303 MB/s107th38 Months63rd$15785th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $219
1,885 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 333GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 277GB free
77.5 %38th89.1 %15th0.15 %50th516 MB/s73rd496 MB/s23rd40 Months77th$219127th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
569 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 148GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 41GB free
51.9 %87th83 %49th0.02 %117th528 MB/s9th509 MB/s5th34 Months52nd$170101st
Intel 520 Series 120GB $190
The Intel 520 Series was Intel's first SSD to feature a Sandforce 2281 controller. This controller has powered countless SSDs over the last three years but is now da...
21.7 %157th63.4 %129th0.24 %30th514 MB/s84th161 MB/s148th68 Months140th$190111th
OCZ Vector 150 240GB $246
Comparing the 150 to the original Vector is disappointing, the newer 150 actually offers marginally worse performance than its predecessor. A strange result but veri...
42.5 %108th89.7 %14th0.01 %126th521 MB/s36th502 MB/s14th47 Months95th$246135th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $198
5,925 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 51GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 2GB free
32.3 %137th92.7 %10th0.19 %38th527 MB/s15th493 MB/s27th39 Months73rd$198114th
HyperX Fury 120GB $35
The Kingston HyperX Fury has the same controller as its HyperX 3K sibling; the only difference between the two drives is the use of cheaper Micron 20nm NAND in the n...
66.7 %61st54.7 %150th0.39 %20th511 MB/s99th139 MB/s155th40 Months77th$351st
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $107
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 p...
35.5 %124th64.3 %126th0.1 %58th443 MB/s152nd277 MB/s114th57 Months114th$10750th
Kingston HyperX 240GB $266
The Kingston HyperX is nearly two years old which in SSD terms is almost an entire lifetime. Starting on a positive note this drive will outperform any mechanical dr...
31.3 %143rd70 %98th0 %146th520 MB/s45th268 MB/s120th75 Months151st$266140th
OCZ Vector 180 240GB $160
The OCZ Vector 180 has a five year warranty and is rated for 50GB/day over that time. In terms of hardware the Vector 180 is basically a rebadged two year old Vector...
56.2 %76th85.8 %30th0.02 %117th518 MB/s61st502 MB/s14th31 Months38th$16089th
OCZ ARC 100 240GB $74
The 240GB OCZ ARC has a solid performance profile with particularly strong 4K speeds. The ARC is positioned below both OCZ's enthusiast Vector 150 and the mainstream...
94.5 %15th81.4 %61st0.1 %58th465 MB/s149th426 MB/s54th38 Months63rd$7414th
Intel 730 Series 240GB $301
The 240GB Intel 730 is just two months old and the newest SSDs in our group test. The 730 uses Intel's own enterprise controller (rather than a Sandforce) and it's m...
33.2 %133rd81.5 %60th0.05 %83rd518 MB/s61st290 MB/s111th44 Months91st$301150th
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB $400
The Vertex 4 is just over a year old but thanks to its recent firmware update (1.5), it still manages to perform almost on a par with the best drives currently avail...
30.2 %144th87.4 %22nd0.24 %30th498 MB/s130th482 MB/s31st66 Months132nd$400156th
Crucial M500 240GB $150
We had high expectations for the Crucial M500. Crucial have a long history of producing outstanding Solid State drives. Both the RealSSD 300 and the M4, three and tw...
49.5 %91st72 %91st0.29 %26th502 MB/s118th273 MB/s118th55 Months112th$15080th
Crucial MX300 750GB $257
4,420 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 177GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 556GB free
78.1 %37th72.4 %86th0.19 %38th486 MB/s140th342 MB/s93rd16 Months5th$257137th
OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB $177
The OCZ Vertex 460A is basically a tweaked re-release of last years Vertex 460. The two drives share the same controller and the same basic NAND, although the 460A a...
52.6 %82nd86.6 %27th0 %146th516 MB/s73rd500 MB/s20th35 Months57th$177104th
Intel 530 Series 120GB $89
At just 5 months old the Intel 530 Series SSD is the newest SSD in the group test. Unfortunately the 530 uses the same basic formula we have seen going back two and ...
34.7 %129th57.3 %147th0.1 %58th502 MB/s118th138 MB/s157th49 Months99th$8928th
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB $245
The Neutron GTX is the faster of the two Neutrons released by Corsair. They both use the same Link A Media LM87800 controller but the GTX features more expensive 24...
38.6 %115th81.3 %62nd0.05 %83rd515 MB/s79th464 MB/s36th64 Months129th$245134th
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $100
The Sandisk Ultra Plus has an above average consumer performance profile and is available at a fantastic price. It's one of the cheapest SSD's we have reviewed and w...
68 %58th69.5 %99th0.1 %58th443 MB/s152nd425 MB/s56th57 Months114th$10040th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $88
283 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 37GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 66GB free
50.1 %90th82.2 %55th0.01 %126th515 MB/s79th421 MB/s58th35 Months57th$8825th
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB $95
This is yet another Sandforce 2881 based SSD from Kingston, this time coupled with newer 19nm Nand flash. In terms of performance the V300 is nothing we haven't seen...
56.7 %74th58.6 %144th1.51 %5th514 MB/s84th244 MB/s135th59 Months118th$9534th
Plextor M5 Pro 256GB $100
The Plextor M5 delivers fantastic value for money and sits within easy reach of the top handful of SSD's currently available. The M5's performance favours server typ...
82.9 %29th84.8 %35th0.04 %107th512 MB/s96th433 MB/s47th61 Months125th$10040th
Intel 535 Series 240GB $136
The Intel 535 SSD was quietly released in April 2015, very few review samples were distributed and the release went largely unnoticed. The 535 sports the same basic ...
51.5 %88th69.5 %100th0.15 %50th521 MB/s36th249 MB/s132nd30 Months33rd$13667th
HyperX Savage 120GB $80
2,000 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 57GB free
51.4 %89th78.5 %76th0.05 %83rd526 MB/s20th424 MB/s57th30 Months33rd$8018th
Adata Premier Pro SP920 256GB $90
The ADATA SP920 shares the same controller (Marvel 88SS9189), and for capacities over 256GB the same NAND configuration as the excellent Crucial M550. The lower capa...
80.6 %33rd76.2 %80th0.03 %111th527 MB/s15th347 MB/s87th42 Months85th$9030th
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB $150
The 128GB Vertex 4 has an average score of 90.5% which is the highest we have seen to date for a 120-128GB SSD. We have in excess of 100 UBM samples for the Vertex 4...
35.3 %126th82.2 %54th0.34 %21st483 MB/s146th393 MB/s70th66 Months132nd$15075th
HyperX Savage 480GB $170
47 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 165GB free
86.2 %24th81.8 %57th0 %146th531 MB/s2nd513 MB/s1st30 Months33rd$17098th
OCZ Vertex 460 240GB $203
The OCZ Vertex 460 replaces the Vertex 450. The main difference between the two is a change from Intel/Micron (IMFT) 20nm MLC NAND to Toshiba 19nm MLC NAND, a fittin...
47.7 %99th87.1 %24th0.03 %111th514 MB/s84th497 MB/s22nd44 Months91st$203118th
Seagate 600 240GB $215
This is Seagate's third foray into the the SSD market and it's clear from the specifications that Seagate haven't taken any chances. The 600 incorporates the now rea...
43 %105th82.1 %56th0.05 %83rd510 MB/s106th453 MB/s37th53 Months104th$215124th
Adata XPG SX900 256GB $133
The SX900 and SX910 are both Sandforce 2881 based SSDs from Adata. The only difference between them is their warranty period: 5 years for the SX910 vs 3 years for th...
53.7 %81st68.1 %107th0.06 %80th511 MB/s99th277 MB/s114th67 Months136th$13365th
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $165
3,668 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 10GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 15GB free
23.7 %155th62.4 %131st0.19 %38th469 MB/s148th324 MB/s102nd37 Months59th$16595th
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $136
At four months old, the 128GB Toshiba Q Series Pro is the newest SSD in the group test. It's always nice to see new drives pushing established speed boundaries and t...
38.5 %116th83.3 %44th0.05 %83rd520 MB/s45th480 MB/s34th48 Months98th$13666th
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $99
The 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K is nearly two years old, several generations of SSD have passed since its original release. Better 120GB SSDs have more NAND modules tha...
34.7 %128th62.1 %133rd0.83 %12th514 MB/s84th197 MB/s142nd66 Months132nd$9939th
Crucial M500 120GB $69
The 120GB M500 is successor to the phenomenally successful Crucial M4. The M500 was poised to win loyal M4 customers but as it turns out the new M500 is worse for ty...
45.6 %101st62 %134th0.15 %50th499 MB/s128th139 MB/s155th55 Months112th$697th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $140
314 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 411GB free
110 %3rd90.3 %12th0.01 %126th520 MB/s45th499 MB/s21st31 Months38th$14069th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
8,309 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 345GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 40GB free
86.8 %23rd88.8 %20th0.1 %58th516 MB/s73rd481 MB/s33rd40 Months77th$200117th
Adata Premier SP610 256GB $100
The Adata Premier SP610 sports a Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller coupled with 20nm Micron flash memory, a similar combination to Crucial's recent BX100 which uses...
78.7 %35th80.6 %65th0.02 %117th522 MB/s32nd353 MB/s80th40 Months77th$10043rd
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 240GB $110
The AMD Radeon R7 SSD is manufactured by OCZ (Toshiba). The release of the R7 is in line with OCZ's approximate six-monthly release cycle. Apart from newer NAND memo...
75.3 %44th86.8 %25th0.03 %111th519 MB/s53rd502 MB/s14th38 Months63rd$11055th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
667 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 5GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 18GB free
52.2 %85th86.6 %26th0.03 %111th521 MB/s36th427 MB/s53rd47 Months95th$8929th
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $88
2,548 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 101GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 97GB free
76.8 %40th71.4 %92nd0.15 %50th516 MB/s73rd343 MB/s90th13 Months1st$8826th
Crucial BX200 240GB $73
7,996 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 179GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 52GB free
76.1 %41st64.8 %124th0.54 %16th495 MB/s133rd262 MB/s123rd23 Months20th$7310th
Crucial MX200 500GB $240
3,111 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 219GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 250GB free
62.4 %65th74.5 %82nd0.19 %38th520 MB/s45th399 MB/s68th33 Months46th$240132nd
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $102
740 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 100GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 10GB free
34.4 %131st62.8 %130th0.04 %107th512 MB/s96th204 MB/s139th51 Months100th$10245th
Plextor M6S 128GB $95
1,236 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 36GB free
48.4 %98th80.4 %66th0.05 %83rd493 MB/s139th333 MB/s99th42 Months85th$9535th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $71
321 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 95GB free
60.5 %70th84.2 %36th0.03 %111th514 MB/s84th430 MB/s52nd26 Months29th$719th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $96
956 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 71GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 32GB free
63.5 %63rd66.4 %118th0.1 %58th524 MB/s25th392 MB/s71st47 Months95th$9636th
Samsung 830 256GB $261
Almost two years old, the Samsung 830 is one of the oldest SSD's in the group test. The 830 has a reasonably consistent performance profile scoring slightly above av...
32.2 %139th67.7 %110th0.21 %37th510 MB/s106th404 MB/s66th72 Months145th$261138th
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $50
957 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 54GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 22GB free
61.6 %67th66.1 %119th0.06 %80th517 MB/s68th336 MB/s98th18 Months9th$502nd
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $75
368 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 187GB free
95.7 %12th82.8 %50th0.01 %126th528 MB/s9th508 MB/s6th23 Months20th$7515th
Crucial MX200 1TB $329
629 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 713GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 158GB free
84.6 %27th76.1 %81st0.01 %126th511 MB/s99th400 MB/s67th33 Months46th$329153rd
Crucial MX300 1TB $268
1,671 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 616GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 633GB free
97.7 %10th72.6 %85th0.12 %57th485 MB/s143rd342 MB/s93rd16 Months5th$268141st
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $208
4,255 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 201GB free
36.1 %120th67.2 %114th0.34 %21st518 MB/s61st356 MB/s76th18 Months9th$208122nd
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $255
6,542 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 562GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 118GB free
88.3 %20th67.7 %111th0.19 %38th501 MB/s123rd343 MB/s90th37 Months59th$255136th
Plextor M6S 256GB $166
430 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 104GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 161GB free
56 %77th83.7 %41st0.05 %83rd484 MB/s145th426 MB/s54th42 Months85th$16697th
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
115 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 9GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 15GB free
78.7 %36th86.5 %29th0.01 %126th524 MB/s25th349 MB/s85th27 Months31st$11056th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
111 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 103GB free
49 %93rd83.3 %45th0.01 %126th521 MB/s36th433 MB/s47th31 Months38th$9233rd
Crucial BX100 120GB $70
1,258 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 87GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 21GB free
52.2 %86th72.1 %87th0.05 %83rd522 MB/s32nd190 MB/s145th33 Months46th$708th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $206
485 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 815GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 9GB free
75.1 %46th82.4 %52nd0.02 %117th464 MB/s150th439 MB/s40th38 Months63rd$206120th
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $65
The 120GB Kingston V300 has a performance profile that closely matches its 240GB sibling. Both drives utilize a Sandforce LSI controller and therefore demonstrate re...
35.4 %125th46.3 %158th2.48 %3rd502 MB/s118th145 MB/s154th59 Months118th$655th
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB $182
The HyperX 3K is an updated version of the regular HyperX, the only difference between the two SSDs is the grade of NAND flash. The regular HyperX's NAND flash is ra...
42.1 %109th70.9 %95th0.24 %30th519 MB/s53rd264 MB/s122nd66 Months132nd$182107th
Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB $188
Before looking at the benchmarks for this drive it's worth noting that it is nearly three years old, a lifetime in SSD's. The Crucial C300 demonstrated a transfer s...
32.2 %140th52.8 %152nd0.05 %83rd354 MB/s156th220 MB/s137th92 Months162nd$188109th
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $56
2,149 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 89GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 88GB free
60.7 %69th67.6 %113th0.49 %17th515 MB/s79th325 MB/s101st13 Months1st$563rd
Patriot Ignite 240GB $80
451 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 59GB free
87.4 %22nd79.4 %69th0.01 %126th527 MB/s15th505 MB/s10th32 Months41st$8018th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $155
3,136 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 277GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 282GB free
58.9 %73rd52.2 %153rd0.1 %58th514 MB/s84th291 MB/s110th59 Months118th$15583rd
Transcend SSD370 128GB $74
The 128GB Transcend SSD370 proved to be a bit of a disappointment both in absolute terms and in comparison to its larger capacity 256GB sibling. The 128GB SSD370 is ...
48.8 %94th67 %115th0.05 %83rd518 MB/s61st156 MB/s150th38 Months63rd$7411th
Crucial M4 128GB $116
The 128GB Crucial M4 is almost three years old, an extremely long time in SSD land. With peak and average sequential read/write speeds of 500/194 and 429/185 the 128...
29.3 %147th56.3 %149th0.29 %26th501 MB/s123rd194 MB/s144th78 Months157th$11657th
Samsung 830 128GB $109
The 128GB Samsung 830 is nearly two and a half years old which puts it at a significant disadvantage to more recent models. With peak and average sequential read/wri...
32.8 %135th60.1 %139th0.44 %18th509 MB/s109th316 MB/s104th72 Months145th$10953rd
Samsung 840 250GB $186
The Samsung 840 is the budget version of the 840 Pro, the main difference between the hardware on the two drives is the type of flash memory used. The cheaper 840 us...
36.2 %119th60 %140th0.88 %9th511 MB/s99th248 MB/s133rd60 Months121st$186108th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
7,360 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 71GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 5GB free
75.8 %43rd64.9 %123rd0.44 %18th495 MB/s133rd261 MB/s126th25 Months25th$7411th
Transcend SSD370 512GB $205
406 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 297GB free
81.8 %31st85.2 %34th0.05 %83rd521 MB/s36th438 MB/s41st38 Months63rd$205119th
Crucial M4 256GB $218
The Crucial M4 is one of the oldest SSD's to have made it into the group test. When it was released its primary competitors were Sandforce based drives which suffere...
31.6 %142nd58 %145th0.1 %58th501 MB/s123rd268 MB/s120th78 Months157th$218126th
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $180
2,520 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 220GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 326GB free
68.8 %57th68.2 %104th0.05 %83rd519 MB/s53rd355 MB/s79th18 Months9th$180105th
PNY CS1311 120GB $58
4,323 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 4GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 3GB free
55.3 %78th66.4 %117th0.1 %58th519 MB/s53rd340 MB/s96th18 Months9th$584th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $412
501 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 265GB free
80.9 %32nd88.9 %19th0.02 %117th516 MB/s73rd488 MB/s28th40 Months77th$412159th
Intel 330 Series 120GB $146
The Intel 330 is just under two years old and sports a Sandforce 2281 controller coupled with Intel's own 25nm MLC NAND. This combination typically produces a perfor...
24.1 %154th57.9 %146th0.24 %30th513 MB/s93rd138 MB/s157th67 Months136th$14672nd
OCZ Vector 256GB $240
This is the first solid state drive to feature OCZ's in-house Indilinx Barefoot 3 (IDX500M00-BC) controller and what a debut it proved to be. OCZ still use third par...
47.6 %100th93.9 %9th0.01 %126th523 MB/s28th504 MB/s11th58 Months117th$240133rd
Corsair Performance Pro 256GB $348
We really liked this drive when it was released back in Nov '11. It had great real world performance both with compressible and incompressible data and was powered b...
31.9 %141st83.1 %47th0 %146th505 MB/s116th420 MB/s59th71 Months143rd$348154th
Plextor M5S 128GB $107
1,357 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 7GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 38GB free
37.9 %117th68.8 %101st0.1 %58th498 MB/s130th213 MB/s138th63 Months128th$10749th
Intel 320 Series 120GB $234
The Intel 320 SSD uses a proprietary Intel controller which predates Intel's adoption of Sandforce controllers for their consumer SSDs. The 320 is nearly three years...
11.3 %162nd38.5 %162nd0.19 %38th261 MB/s158th135 MB/s159th79 Months160th$234130th
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB $116
The 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 is almost 3 years old which makes it twice as old as most of the drives in the group test. With sequential peak and average read/write speeds ...
29.3 %146th59.1 %143rd0.15 %50th514 MB/s84th151 MB/s151st79 Months160th$11657th
Plextor M5M mSATA 256GB $240
The Plextor M5M is the most recent mSATA SSD I have looked at. It has both the same controller and NAND flash (albeit with fewer channels) as its regular SATA siblin...
39.5 %113th77.9 %77th0 %146th505 MB/s116th414 MB/s64th54 Months111th$240131st
Corsair Force 3 240GB $232
The Corsair Force 3 is one of the slowest SSD's we have seen to date. Its real world speed rating of 305.7 MB/s puts it just above the bottom of the pack. Looking at...
22.8 %156th46 %159th0.05 %83rd213 MB/s159th183 MB/s147th77 Months153rd$232129th
OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 240GB $471
The RevoDrive 3 X2 has an unbalanced performance profile that won't suit the majority of desktop users. Despite demonstrating a record breaking sequential read speed...
21 %159th72.1 %88th-728 MB/s1st294 MB/s108th74 Months148th$471161st
Crucial BX200 480GB $150
1,642 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 173GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 364GB free
74.7 %48th64.6 %125th0.06 %80th495 MB/s133rd256 MB/s129th23 Months20th$15076th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $270
612 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 701GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 514GB free
88.2 %21st70.5 %96th0.1 %58th520 MB/s45th356 MB/s76th18 Months9th$270142nd
PNY CS1311 480GB $170
2,483 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 281GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 85GB free
72 %53rd68.5 %102nd0.15 %50th519 MB/s53rd353 MB/s80th18 Months9th$17099th
PNY CS1311 240GB $85
6,518 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 104GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 34GB free
71.6 %54th68 %108th0.19 %38th519 MB/s53rd358 MB/s75th18 Months9th$8524th
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
121 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 119GB free
100 %8th87.1 %23rd0 %146th530 MB/s3rd511 MB/s3rd23 Months20th$15181st
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $308
2,959 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 58GB free
Worst Bench: 37% 90GB free
20.3 %161st50.6 %155th0.1 %58th501 MB/s123rd257 MB/s128th27 Months31st$308151st
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
6,487 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 79GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 40GB free
20.4 %160th39.2 %161st0.05 %83rd204 MB/s161st116 MB/s162nd77 Months153rd$10953rd
Intel 335 Series 240GB $216
The 240GB Intel 335 Series SSD is four months older than the group leaders which average 13 months old. The hardware configuration consists of a Sandforce 2281 contr...
35.6 %122nd68.1 %106th0.04 %107th514 MB/s84th261 MB/s126th61 Months125th$216125th
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB $101
The 128GB Adata Premier Pro SP900 has peak and average sequential read/write speeds of 496/166 and 175/106 MB/s. The average speeds are significantly worse than peak...
29 %149th50.2 %156th0.19 %38th498 MB/s130th146 MB/s153rd67 Months136th$10144th
Plextor M5 Pro 128GB $130
The 128GB Plextor M5 Pro has a reasonable performance profile. With an effective speed of 442 MB/s it ranks just 5% below the average of the top ten user rated 128GB...
37.6 %118th78.7 %74th0.19 %38th512 MB/s96th317 MB/s103rd61 Months125th$13063rd
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $77
7,306 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 36GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 5GB free
41.6 %111th62 %135th0.19 %38th495 MB/s133rd247 MB/s134th25 Months25th$7716th
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $265
The Mushkin Reactor features the same Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller found on both the Crucial BX100 and the Transcend SSD370. All three drives also feature Micr...
110 %4th83.9 %39th0.07 %77th521 MB/s36th431 MB/s51st32 Months41st$265139th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $97
1,958 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 71% 42GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 80GB free
35.5 %123rd59.6 %141st0.1 %58th511 MB/s99th203 MB/s141st67 Months136th$9737th
Seagate 600 120GB $91
The 120GB Seagate 600 is yet another drive that massively underperforms its larger, in this case 240GB, sibling. Looking at the 120GB and 240GB 600's shows that the ...
41.7 %110th70.3 %97th0 %146th508 MB/s112th288 MB/s112th53 Months104th$9131st
Kingston SSDNow V+200 240GB $193
The SSDNow V+200 is one of the slowest SSD's we have seen recently. Its sequential and 4k read performance is the weakest we have seen to date. Even the sequential a...
34.6 %130th60.9 %138th0.02 %117th518 MB/s61st250 MB/s131st69 Months142nd$193112th
OCZ Agility 3 240GB $199
The OCZ Agility 3.0 has a relatively weak performance profile to say the least, it is actually one of the worst drives we have seen to date. With a real world score ...
26.1 %153rd47 %157th0.1 %58th213 MB/s159th195 MB/s143rd77 Months153rd$199115th
PNY CS2211 480GB $160
486 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 308GB free
92.7 %17th84.2 %37th0.05 %83rd530 MB/s3rd511 MB/s3rd21 Months17th$16090th
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $165
264 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 236GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 413GB free
100 %7th88.9 %18th0.01 %126th523 MB/s28th453 MB/s37th32 Months41st$16594th
Transcend SSD370 1TB $620
64 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 403GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
59.2 %71st84.1 %38th0 %146th517 MB/s68th434 MB/s45th38 Months63rd$620162nd
Patriot Ignite 960GB $403
49 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 483GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 846GB free
74.4 %49th80.2 %67th0 %146th530 MB/s3rd512 MB/s2nd32 Months41st$403157th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $310
1,183 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 306GB free
63.2 %64th94.3 %7th0.1 %58th521 MB/s36th484 MB/s30th44 Months91st$310152nd
Crucial MX100 128GB $74
The Crucial 128GB MX100 has the smallest capacity and is the slowest of the MX100 range. Comparing the 128GB and 256GB MX100s shows that the 256GB version has a 75% ...
52.5 %83rd72 %90th0.19 %38th528 MB/s9th187 MB/s146th40 Months77th$7411th
Crucial M550 256GB $152
The 256GB Crucial M550 is a welcome improvement over the 240GB M500. The new Marvel 88SS9189 controller has addressed our primary concern with the M500 which was poo...
65.6 %62nd92 %11th0.07 %77th525 MB/s22nd482 MB/s31st43 Months89th$15282nd
OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB $160
This drive is another victim to the Sandforce 2281 controller's relative inability to handle incompressible data. The performance profile shows superb sequential rea...
44.3 %103rd67.7 %109th0.01 %126th520 MB/s45th273 MB/s118th78 Months157th$16093rd
PNY CS2211 240GB $174
505 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 56GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 153GB free
48.4 %97th78.9 %72nd0.03 %111th528 MB/s9th437 MB/s43rd21 Months17th$174102nd
HyperX Savage 960GB $405
241 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 471GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 824GB free
77.3 %39th83.9 %40th0.01 %126th528 MB/s9th502 MB/s14th30 Months33rd$405158th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
276 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
84.6 %28th89.1 %16th0.01 %126th520 MB/s45th502 MB/s14th38 Months63rd$195113th
Plextor M6S 512GB $190
33 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 433GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 280GB free
90.4 %18th88.9 %17th0 %146th502 MB/s118th448 MB/s39th42 Months85th$190110th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
339 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 23GB free
42.8 %106th62.3 %132nd0.05 %83rd434 MB/s155th275 MB/s116th51 Months100th$8017th
SanDisk Extreme II 120GB $130
The 120GB Sandisk Extreme II proved to be a disappointment. I was expecting the same blistering performance as I saw on its larger 240GB sibling but that proved not ...
33.1 %134th72.8 %84th0.05 %83rd482 MB/s147th313 MB/s105th53 Months104th$13064th
Intel 525 Series mSATA 240GB $170
In terms of hardware there is nothing new here, the combination of SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC controller coupled with 25NM Intel flash memory is the tried and tested so...
42.7 %107th68.2 %103rd0 %146th515 MB/s79th294 MB/s109th57 Months114th$170100th
SanDisk Extreme 240GB $176
The Sandisk Extreme was once a good choice of SSD thanks to its extremely (pun intended) competitive price. In terms of performance the Extreme would of course oblit...
40.6 %112th66.7 %116th0.07 %77th519 MB/s53rd244 MB/s135th68 Months140th$176103rd
Crucial BX200 960GB $300
237 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 381GB free
76.1 %42nd65.8 %121st0.01 %126th495 MB/s133rd256 MB/s129th23 Months20th$300148th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
10,433 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 67GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 7GB free
28.1 %150th54 %151st0.78 %13th508 MB/s112th133 MB/s160th60 Months121st$10952nd
Corsair Neutron (v0) 240GB $145
The Neutron exhibits a slightly unbalanced performance profile favouring reads over writes, it achieved a real world score of 479.7 MB/s which is slightly above cent...
54.7 %80th77.5 %78th0.01 %126th519 MB/s53rd436 MB/s44th64 Months129th$14571st
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $300
64 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 754GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 667GB free
95.2 %14th78.5 %75th0 %146th517 MB/s68th348 MB/s86th13 Months1st$300148th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $300
201 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 797GB free
71.5 %55th61.8 %136th0.01 %126th442 MB/s154th262 MB/s123rd25 Months25th$300147th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $150
1,846 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 298GB free
73.4 %50th63.5 %128th0.05 %83rd494 MB/s138th262 MB/s123rd25 Months25th$15076th
OCZ Vertex 450 128GB $80
The 128GB Vertex 450 has a reasonable but somewhat unusual performance profile. The main weakness is its sequential write speed which is only 282 MB/s peak. This imp...
48.7 %96th71.1 %93rd0.01 %126th506 MB/s114th283 MB/s113th53 Months104th$8020th
Mushkin Chronos 240GB $108
In today's market the only thing the Mushkin Chronos has going for it is the fact that it is an SSD and as such considerably faster than a regular hard drive. Compar...
52.3 %84th59.3 %142nd0.02 %117th509 MB/s109th309 MB/s106th74 Months148th$10851st
OCZ Agility 4 256GB $276
The OCZ Agility 4 is a relatively old SSD and has been included in the group test as a reference. In terms of overall speed the Agility 4 lags the current ten market...
29.2 %148th64.1 %127th0.05 %83rd352 MB/s157th391 MB/s72nd65 Months131st$276143rd
OCZ Vertex 450 256GB $206
The Vertex 450 is the third SSD OCZ have released in the last eighteen months. The 450 features an updated version of the now somewhat proven Indilinx Barefoot contr...
48.8 %95th85.7 %31st0 %146th513 MB/s93rd496 MB/s23rd53 Months104th$206121st
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $159
874 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 204GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 47GB free
85.7 %25th73.7 %83rd0.05 %83rd517 MB/s68th346 MB/s88th13 Months1st$15987th
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $100
321 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 147GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 166GB free
75.2 %45th80.7 %64th0.1 %58th506 MB/s114th432 MB/s50th26 Months29th$10040th
PNY CS1311 960GB $350
343 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 310GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 264GB free
73.2 %52nd71.1 %94th0.01 %126th520 MB/s45th356 MB/s76th18 Months9th$350155th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $147
130 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 328GB free
95.7 %13th81.6 %59th0.01 %126th527 MB/s15th506 MB/s8th32 Months41st$14773rd
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
387 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 19GB free
33.6 %132nd82.3 %53rd0.01 %126th511 MB/s99th412 MB/s65th44 Months91st$15076th
Crucial M550 128GB $158
770 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 22GB free
35.2 %127th85.3 %32nd0.04 %107th525 MB/s22nd353 MB/s80th43 Months89th$15886th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $143
109 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 105GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
26.2 %152nd61.8 %137th0 %146th514 MB/s84th204 MB/s139th75 Months151st$14370th
Patriot Pyro 120GB $83
181 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 34GB free
32.6 %136th50.9 %154th0.05 %83rd509 MB/s109th157 MB/s149th74 Months148th$8323rd
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
148 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 4GB free
27.5 %151st57.1 %148th0 %146th511 MB/s99th147 MB/s152nd71 Months143rd$12062nd
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB $182
The Mushkin Chronos and Chronos Deluxe are both Sandforce 2881 based SSDs from Mushkin. The only difference between the two is their NAND Flash: Intel asynchronous 2...
39.2 %114th65.9 %120th0.02 %117th513 MB/s93rd275 MB/s116th73 Months147th$182106th
Toshiba HG5d Q Series 256GB $225
The Toshiba HG5d is a reasonable SSD. Considering that Toshiba is amongst the few manufacturers that produce both their own NAND flash and SSD controllers, the HG5d ...
44 %104th82.7 %51st0.05 %83rd515 MB/s79th486 MB/s29th53 Months104th$225128th
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
10,960 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 60GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 17GB free
21.6 %158th39.7 %160th0.1 %58th204 MB/s161st123 MB/s161st77 Months153rd$10246th
PNY CS2211 960GB $289
68 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 626GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 231GB free
103 %5th86.5 %28th0 %146th530 MB/s3rd506 MB/s8th21 Months17th$289144th
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