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SSD Rankings - November 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 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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Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
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...
94 %15th94.2 %6th8.63 %1st517 MB/s67th417 MB/s61st35 Months52nd$9538th
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
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...
91.2 %18th100 %3rd1.13 %7th530 MB/s2nd503 MB/s13th40 Months73rd$11057th
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $154
118,532 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 174GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 16GB free
113 %2nd96.9 %5th5.7 %2nd518 MB/s62nd415 MB/s63rd35 Months52nd$15485th
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $79
26,149 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 99GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 10GB free
61.2 %70th92.6 %10th0.94 %8th518 MB/s62nd416 MB/s62nd35 Months52nd$7916th
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $208
15,785 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 177GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 121GB free
95.2 %12th100 %2nd0.49 %17th529 MB/s8th504 MB/s11th40 Months73rd$208121st
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $370
4,998 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 160GB free
Worst Bench: 76% 277GB free
106 %6th103 %1st0.15 %52nd530 MB/s2nd504 MB/s11th40 Months73rd$370156th
Crucial MX200 250GB $250
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...
40.1 %112th83 %47th0.25 %35th527 MB/s14th399 MB/s69th34 Months46th$250137th
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $285
17,594 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 583GB free
120 %1st97.1 %4th0.85 %9th521 MB/s36th415 MB/s63rd35 Months52nd$285147th
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $158
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...
54.4 %78th79.8 %68th1.75 %4th510 MB/s106th351 MB/s83rd52 Months100th$15890th
Crucial MX300 275GB $90
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...
76.4 %43rd68.4 %107th0.7 %12th485 MB/s144th338 MB/s96th17 Months5th$9032nd
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...
67.5 %56th83.1 %46th0.38 %20th526 MB/s20th509 MB/s4th31 Months33rd$12062nd
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 ...
78.3 %38th87.2 %22nd0.17 %45th516 MB/s75th493 MB/s26th41 Months77th$10548th
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...
71.2 %54th81.4 %59th0.54 %15th522 MB/s33rd332 MB/s100th41 Months77th$11660th
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $115
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...
39.4 %115th79.1 %70th1.35 %5th502 MB/s118th351 MB/s83rd52 Months100th$11559th
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $199
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...
49.7 %88th85.2 %35th0.55 %14th524 MB/s25th498 MB/s22nd61 Months121st$199113th
Crucial BX100 500GB $150
2,495 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 220GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 100GB free
107 %5th90 %13th0.12 %61st525 MB/s22nd435 MB/s45th34 Months46th$15076th
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...
31.9 %141st78 %76th0.35 %23rd522 MB/s33rd438 MB/s42nd61 Months121st$16092nd
Crucial MX300 525GB $149
13,284 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 192GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 289GB free
89.4 %22nd72.1 %89th0.73 %10th486 MB/s142nd341 MB/s93rd17 Months5th$14973rd
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 %57th65.7 %122nd0.48 %18th499 MB/s127th337 MB/s97th38 Months59th$8829th
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...
73.1 %53rd81.4 %60th0.02 %112th487 MB/s140th474 MB/s35th54 Months104th$10549th
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $145
10,005 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 887GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 322GB free
81.2 %31st68.5 %106th0.42 %19th501 MB/s124th349 MB/s85th38 Months59th$14570th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $67
532 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 98GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 80GB free
62.3 %66th83.4 %45th0.01 %124th521 MB/s36th433 MB/s47th39 Months63rd$676th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $82
1,703 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 45GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 1GB free
49 %92nd76.6 %79th0.08 %67th459 MB/s151st382 MB/s73rd39 Months63rd$8223rd
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $209
1,923 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 333GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 187GB free
80.9 %32nd89.8 %15th0.06 %78th517 MB/s67th496 MB/s24th41 Months77th$209123rd
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...
58.8 %71st85.1 %36th0.36 %22nd524 MB/s25th371 MB/s74th34 Months46th$15587th
Transcend SSD370 256GB $156
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...
55.4 %76th79 %71st0.05 %86th524 MB/s25th304 MB/s106th39 Months63rd$15688th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $170
597 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 148GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 41GB free
51.7 %85th82.6 %53rd0.02 %112th528 MB/s9th509 MB/s4th35 Months52nd$170100th
HyperX Fury 120GB $64
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...
42 %109th54.2 %151st0.72 %11th508 MB/s111th131 MB/s160th41 Months77th$644th
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...
21.5 %159th62.8 %130th0.26 %33rd515 MB/s81st164 MB/s148th69 Months140th$190108th
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...
42.6 %108th89.8 %16th0.01 %124th521 MB/s36th502 MB/s15th48 Months95th$246136th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $208
6,522 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 51GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 19GB free
31.2 %145th93 %9th0.17 %45th527 MB/s14th493 MB/s26th40 Months73rd$208121st
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $126
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...
31.2 %146th63.7 %128th0.17 %45th441 MB/s153rd277 MB/s115th58 Months114th$12664th
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...
31.4 %144th70.2 %98th0 %148th520 MB/s46th269 MB/s120th76 Months151st$266142nd
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...
56.4 %74th86.1 %31st0.01 %124th519 MB/s53rd502 MB/s15th32 Months38th$16091st
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...
93.8 %16th80.7 %64th0.14 %55th465 MB/s149th423 MB/s57th39 Months63rd$7413th
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...
33.1 %136th81.1 %63rd0.06 %78th519 MB/s53rd291 MB/s110th45 Months91st$301151st
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 %147th86.7 %26th0.12 %61st497 MB/s132nd482 MB/s31st67 Months132nd$400157th
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...
49.7 %89th72.3 %88th0.29 %30th502 MB/s118th274 MB/s118th56 Months112th$15080th
Crucial MX300 750GB $258
4,420 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 169GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 276GB free
78 %40th72.5 %87th0.17 %45th487 MB/s140th342 MB/s91st17 Months5th$258138th
HyperX Savage 120GB $80
1,963 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 54GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 57GB free
51.5 %86th78.6 %74th0.08 %67th527 MB/s14th424 MB/s56th31 Months33rd$8019th
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...
52.7 %81st86.7 %25th0.01 %124th516 MB/s75th500 MB/s20th36 Months57th$177102nd
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 %119th81.3 %62nd0.04 %93rd515 MB/s81st466 MB/s36th65 Months129th$245135th
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $110
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...
63.8 %61st70.1 %99th0.15 %52nd439 MB/s154th426 MB/s55th58 Months114th$11055th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $88
312 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 37GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 66GB free
50.2 %87th82.3 %54th0.03 %99th516 MB/s75th421 MB/s59th36 Months57th$8827th
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...
56.4 %73rd58.3 %143rd1.3 %6th514 MB/s87th243 MB/s135th60 Months118th$9539th
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...
83.3 %29th85.3 %33rd0.03 %99th512 MB/s96th433 MB/s47th62 Months125th$10043rd
Intel 535 Series 240GB $199
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 ...
38.8 %118th69.8 %100th0.09 %65th521 MB/s36th248 MB/s133rd31 Months33rd$199113th
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...
80.2 %33rd75.8 %81st0.03 %99th527 MB/s14th347 MB/s88th43 Months85th$9032nd
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 ...
34.9 %129th57.8 %146th0.15 %52nd502 MB/s118th139 MB/s155th50 Months99th$8930th
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...
35.5 %126th82.7 %51st0.28 %31st479 MB/s147th395 MB/s71st67 Months132nd$15074th
HyperX Savage 480GB $195
54 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 336GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 165GB free
78.6 %37th82.8 %50th0.01 %124th526 MB/s20th509 MB/s4th31 Months33rd$195111th
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 %97th87 %24th0.02 %112th515 MB/s81st498 MB/s22nd45 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...
43.1 %105th82.2 %58th0.04 %93rd511 MB/s101st453 MB/s37th54 Months104th$215124th
Adata XPG SX900 256GB $241
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...
34.7 %132nd68.6 %105th0.05 %86th513 MB/s91st279 MB/s114th68 Months136th$241134th
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $140
328 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 411GB free
110 %4th90.3 %12th0.01 %124th520 MB/s46th499 MB/s21st32 Months38th$14068th
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $100
3,774 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 10GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 9GB free
34.7 %131st62.7 %131st0.13 %57th468 MB/s148th323 MB/s101st38 Months59th$10044th
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...
38.6 %120th83.4 %44th0.04 %93rd520 MB/s46th480 MB/s34th49 Months98th$13667th
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $85
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...
39.7 %113th63.4 %129th0.57 %13th513 MB/s91st201 MB/s142nd67 Months132nd$8526th
Crucial M500 120GB $150
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...
25.4 %155th62.1 %134th0.17 %45th499 MB/s127th139 MB/s155th56 Months112th$15075th
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB $88
2,854 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 10GB free
76.5 %42nd71.1 %94th0.23 %38th516 MB/s75th344 MB/s90th14 Months1st$8827th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
8,017 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 345GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 303GB free
87.6 %23rd89.6 %17th0.26 %33rd516 MB/s75th481 MB/s33rd41 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...
78.3 %39th80.1 %67th0.01 %124th522 MB/s33rd352 MB/s82nd41 Months77th$10044th
Crucial BX200 240GB $91
8,449 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 124GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 15GB free
64.6 %60th64.6 %124th0.37 %21st496 MB/s133rd262 MB/s124th24 Months20th$9134th
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...
75.5 %45th87.1 %23rd0.03 %99th519 MB/s53rd502 MB/s15th39 Months63rd$11056th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
688 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 5GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 18GB free
52 %84th86.4 %29th0.01 %124th521 MB/s36th427 MB/s53rd48 Months95th$8931st
Crucial MX200 500GB $240
3,324 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 219GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 132GB free
62.3 %67th74.4 %82nd0.12 %61st520 MB/s46th399 MB/s69th34 Months46th$240132nd
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $102
791 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 100GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 10GB free
34.2 %133rd62.4 %132nd0.03 %99th512 MB/s96th203 MB/s140th52 Months100th$10246th
Plextor M6S 128GB $95
1,346 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 119GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 36GB free
48.5 %95th80.5 %66th0.05 %86th493 MB/s139th333 MB/s99th43 Months85th$9540th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $70
342 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 65GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 95GB free
61.4 %69th84.6 %37th0.02 %112th514 MB/s87th430 MB/s52nd27 Months29th$708th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $96
1,054 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 71GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 32GB free
63.5 %62nd66.4 %116th0.07 %73rd524 MB/s25th422 MB/s58th48 Months95th$9641st
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...
32.1 %140th67.4 %114th0.21 %40th511 MB/s101st405 MB/s67th73 Months145th$261141st
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $50
1,069 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 54GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 22GB free
61.5 %68th66 %119th0.06 %78th517 MB/s67th336 MB/s98th19 Months9th$501st
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $75
378 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 187GB free
95.7 %11th82.8 %48th0.01 %124th528 MB/s9th508 MB/s7th24 Months20th$7514th
Crucial MX200 1TB $329
651 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 339GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 566GB free
84.8 %27th76.2 %80th0.03 %99th512 MB/s96th401 MB/s68th34 Months46th$329153rd
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB $53
2,535 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 75GB free
63.5 %63rd67.8 %112th0.31 %29th517 MB/s67th318 MB/s103rd14 Months1st$532nd
Crucial MX300 1TB $270
2,069 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 616GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 197GB free
97.1 %10th72.6 %86th0.13 %57th486 MB/s142nd342 MB/s91st17 Months5th$270143rd
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $151
4,846 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 75GB free
46 %101st67.5 %113th0.19 %43rd518 MB/s62nd356 MB/s76th19 Months9th$15183rd
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $280
6,304 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 489GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 31GB free
82.7 %30th68 %109th0.19 %43rd502 MB/s118th341 MB/s93rd38 Months59th$280145th
Plextor M6S 256GB $166
454 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 104GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 73GB free
56.1 %75th84 %42nd0.02 %112th485 MB/s144th427 MB/s53rd43 Months85th$16697th
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
120 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 9GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 15GB free
78.8 %36th86.6 %28th0 %148th524 MB/s25th349 MB/s85th28 Months31st$11057th
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $92
116 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 103GB free
49.1 %90th83.5 %43rd0 %148th521 MB/s36th433 MB/s47th32 Months38th$9237th
Crucial BX100 120GB $70
1,324 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 87GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 33GB free
52.8 %80th73 %85th0.06 %78th523 MB/s30th190 MB/s145th34 Months46th$709th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $206
522 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 815GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 9GB free
74.9 %48th82.2 %57th0.03 %99th464 MB/s150th439 MB/s40th39 Months63rd$206119th
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 %127th46.2 %158th2.89 %3rd502 MB/s118th143 MB/s154th60 Months118th$655th
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB $199
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...
39.1 %116th70.4 %96th0.25 %35th519 MB/s53rd263 MB/s123rd67 Months132nd$199113th
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 %139th52.9 %152nd0.01 %124th354 MB/s156th220 MB/s137th93 Months162nd$188106th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $430
520 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 844GB free
79.2 %35th89.8 %14th0.01 %124th516 MB/s75th490 MB/s28th41 Months77th$430160th
Patriot Ignite 240GB $80
437 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 59GB free
86.8 %24th78.9 %73rd0.01 %124th527 MB/s14th505 MB/s10th33 Months41st$8019th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $155
3,109 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 277GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 282GB free
58.5 %72nd51.8 %153rd0.11 %64th514 MB/s87th290 MB/s111th60 Months118th$15586th
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 ...
48.6 %94th66.7 %115th0.06 %78th518 MB/s62nd156 MB/s150th39 Months63rd$7410th
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 %148th56.4 %149th0.34 %24th499 MB/s127th195 MB/s143rd79 Months157th$11660th
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 %137th60.2 %139th0.32 %27th508 MB/s111th323 MB/s101st73 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...
36.1 %124th59.9 %140th0.33 %25th513 MB/s91st249 MB/s132nd61 Months121st$186105th
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $74
8,339 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 12GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 167GB free
74.9 %47th64.2 %125th0.33 %25th494 MB/s137th261 MB/s127th26 Months25th$7410th
Transcend SSD370 512GB $194
426 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 297GB free
85.3 %26th85.4 %32nd0.02 %112th521 MB/s36th439 MB/s40th39 Months63rd$194110th
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...
31.4 %143rd57.7 %147th0.17 %45th500 MB/s126th268 MB/s121st79 Months157th$218126th
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $180
2,327 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 202GB free
70.2 %55th69.6 %101st0.13 %57th519 MB/s53rd356 MB/s76th19 Months9th$180103rd
PNY CS1311 120GB $60
4,759 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 62GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 6GB free
53.8 %79th66.2 %117th0.21 %40th518 MB/s62nd339 MB/s95th19 Months9th$603rd
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...
24.2 %156th58.1 %144th0.13 %57th512 MB/s96th138 MB/s157th68 Months136th$14671st
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB $107
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...
28 %151st50.6 %156th0.2 %42nd498 MB/s130th145 MB/s153rd68 Months136th$10750th
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...
47.3 %98th93.4 %8th0.01 %124th523 MB/s30th503 MB/s13th59 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...
31.8 %142nd82.8 %49th0 %148th505 MB/s116th420 MB/s60th72 Months143rd$348154th
Plextor M5S 128GB $81
1,496 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 66GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 38GB free
46.9 %99th68.7 %104th0.07 %73rd498 MB/s130th213 MB/s138th64 Months128th$8122nd
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 %162nd38.7 %162nd0.05 %86th261 MB/s158th135 MB/s158th80 Months160th$234130th
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB $85
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 ...
36.3 %123rd58 %145th0.22 %39th511 MB/s101st152 MB/s151st80 Months160th$8525th
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 %114th77.8 %77th0.01 %124th505 MB/s116th414 MB/s65th55 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 %157th45.9 %159th0.04 %93rd214 MB/s159th182 MB/s147th78 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 %160th72.1 %90th-728 MB/s1st294 MB/s108th75 Months148th$471161st
Crucial BX200 480GB $150
1,799 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 141GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 364GB free
75.2 %46th65.1 %123rd0.07 %73rd495 MB/s134th256 MB/s129th24 Months20th$15076th
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $282
674 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 586GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 514GB free
85.4 %25th70.5 %95th0.03 %99th519 MB/s53rd356 MB/s76th19 Months9th$282146th
PNY CS1311 480GB $167
2,447 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 79GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 158GB free
73.5 %52nd69 %103rd0.08 %67th519 MB/s53rd353 MB/s80th19 Months9th$16798th
PNY CS1311 240GB $98
8,132 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 148GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 69GB free
65.4 %59th69 %102nd0.28 %31st519 MB/s53rd357 MB/s75th19 Months9th$9842nd
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $151
127 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 119GB free
100 %9th87.3 %21st0.01 %124th530 MB/s2nd511 MB/s2nd24 Months20th$15182nd
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $160
276 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 236GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 413GB free
103 %8th88.9 %19th0.01 %124th523 MB/s30th453 MB/s37th33 Months41st$16092nd
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $229
3,315 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 66% 124GB free
Worst Bench: 37% 90GB free
25.6 %154th51.1 %155th0.08 %67th501 MB/s124th264 MB/s122nd28 Months31st$229128th
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
6,756 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 25GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 40GB free
20.5 %161st39.4 %161st0.17 %45th204 MB/s161st118 MB/s162nd78 Months153rd$10953rd
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...
66 %58th92.5 %11th0.08 %67th525 MB/s22nd482 MB/s31st44 Months89th$15284th
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...
35.5 %125th67.9 %110th0.05 %86th514 MB/s87th260 MB/s128th62 Months125th$216125th
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...
38 %121st79.5 %69th0.06 %78th515 MB/s81st317 MB/s104th62 Months125th$13065th
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $77
7,885 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 60GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 54GB free
41.4 %111th61.8 %136th0.32 %27th495 MB/s134th248 MB/s133rd26 Months25th$7715th
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $260
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...
112 %3rd84.3 %39th0.06 %78th521 MB/s36th431 MB/s51st33 Months41st$260139th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $69
2,039 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 42GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 32GB free
46.2 %100th59.9 %141st0.09 %65th509 MB/s107th202 MB/s141st68 Months136th$697th
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 %97th0.01 %124th508 MB/s111th288 MB/s112th54 Months104th$9135th
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 ...
33.3 %135th73.2 %84th0.04 %93rd483 MB/s146th314 MB/s105th54 Months104th$13066th
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...
34.8 %130th61.2 %138th0.03 %99th520 MB/s46th250 MB/s131st70 Months142nd$193109th
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 ...
25.9 %153rd46.6 %157th0.07 %73rd213 MB/s160th191 MB/s144th78 Months153rd$199113th
PNY CS2211 480GB $160
513 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 308GB free
92.9 %17th84.4 %38th0.02 %112th530 MB/s2nd511 MB/s2nd22 Months17th$16092nd
Transcend SSD370 1TB $572
67 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 403GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
62.9 %65th84.1 %40th0 %148th517 MB/s67th434 MB/s46th39 Months63rd$572162nd
Patriot Ignite 960GB $403
50 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 483GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 846GB free
74.7 %49th80.6 %65th0 %148th530 MB/s2nd514 MB/s1st33 Months41st$403158th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $310
1,285 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 306GB free
63 %64th94 %7th0.05 %86th521 MB/s36th484 MB/s30th45 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% ...
52.3 %82nd71.7 %91st0.14 %55th528 MB/s9th186 MB/s146th41 Months77th$7410th
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...
44.4 %102nd67.8 %111th0.02 %112th521 MB/s36th276 MB/s116th79 Months157th$16096th
PNY CS2211 240GB $174
547 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 118GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 10GB free
48.5 %96th79 %72nd0.03 %99th528 MB/s9th437 MB/s43rd22 Months17th$174101st
HyperX Savage 960GB $410
270 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 471GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 824GB free
76.9 %41st84 %41st0.02 %112th528 MB/s9th502 MB/s15th31 Months33rd$410159th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $195
285 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
84.3 %28th88.8 %20th0.01 %124th520 MB/s46th502 MB/s15th39 Months63rd$195112th
Plextor M6S 512GB $190
34 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 433GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 280GB free
90.5 %19th89.1 %18th0 %148th502 MB/s118th448 MB/s39th43 Months85th$190107th
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $80
358 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 23GB free
42.8 %106th62.3 %133rd0.02 %112th434 MB/s155th275 MB/s117th52 Months100th$8017th
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 %108th0 %148th515 MB/s81st294 MB/s109th58 Months114th$17099th
SanDisk Extreme 240GB $160
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...
43.3 %104th66.1 %118th0.08 %67th517 MB/s67th243 MB/s135th69 Months140th$16092nd
Crucial BX200 960GB $300
246 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 38GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 381GB free
76.1 %44th65.8 %120th0.01 %124th495 MB/s134th256 MB/s129th24 Months20th$300149th
Samsung 840 120GB $109
11,026 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 85GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 7GB free
28.2 %150th54.3 %150th0.5 %16th509 MB/s107th133 MB/s159th61 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 %77th77.5 %78th0 %148th519 MB/s53rd436 MB/s44th65 Months129th$14569th
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB $300
72 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 754GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 667GB free
94.9 %13th78.3 %75th0 %148th517 MB/s67th348 MB/s87th14 Months1st$300149th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $260
216 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 797GB free
79.4 %34th61.7 %137th0.01 %124th442 MB/s152nd262 MB/s124th26 Months25th$260140th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $150
1,914 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 298GB free
73.8 %50th63.8 %127th0.06 %78th494 MB/s137th262 MB/s124th26 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...
48.8 %93rd71.2 %93rd0.01 %124th506 MB/s114th283 MB/s113th54 Months104th$8021st
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...
52.2 %83rd59.3 %142nd0.03 %99th509 MB/s107th302 MB/s107th75 Months148th$10851st
OCZ Agility 4 256GB $279
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...
28.9 %149th63.9 %126th0.04 %93rd352 MB/s157th391 MB/s72nd66 Months131st$279144th
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...
49 %91st86.2 %30th0 %148th513 MB/s91st496 MB/s24th54 Months104th$206120th
Adata Ultimate SU800 512GB $148
934 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 72GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 379GB free
90.3 %20th73.7 %83rd0.07 %73rd517 MB/s67th346 MB/s89th14 Months1st$14872nd
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $80
350 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 147GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 166GB free
89.6 %21st81.4 %61st0.03 %99th506 MB/s114th432 MB/s50th27 Months29th$8017th
PNY CS1311 960GB $350
332 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 310GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 66GB free
73.5 %51st71.4 %92nd0.01 %124th520 MB/s46th356 MB/s76th19 Months9th$350155th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $151
142 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 328GB free
94.5 %14th82.2 %56th0.01 %124th527 MB/s14th507 MB/s8th33 Months41st$15181st
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
413 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 19GB free
33.8 %134th82.7 %52nd0.02 %112th511 MB/s101st412 MB/s66th45 Months91st$15076th
Crucial M550 128GB $158
844 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 22GB free
35.2 %128th85.3 %34th0.05 %86th525 MB/s22nd353 MB/s80th44 Months89th$15889th
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $91
111 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 105GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
36.7 %122nd61.8 %135th0 %148th513 MB/s91st204 MB/s139th76 Months151st$9136th
Patriot Pyro 120GB $83
182 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 34GB free
32.7 %138th51.1 %154th0.01 %124th509 MB/s107th157 MB/s149th75 Months148th$8324th
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
152 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 42% 4GB free
27.6 %152nd57.2 %148th0 %148th511 MB/s101st147 MB/s152nd72 Months143rd$12063rd
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...
39.1 %117th65.7 %121st0.02 %112th512 MB/s96th274 MB/s118th74 Months147th$182104th
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 ...
43.8 %103rd82.2 %55th0.03 %99th515 MB/s81st486 MB/s29th54 Months104th$225127th
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
11,545 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 10GB free
Worst Bench: 30% 29GB free
21.7 %158th39.8 %160th0.24 %37th202 MB/s162nd122 MB/s161st78 Months153rd$10247th
PNY CS2211 960GB $289
69 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 626GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 231GB free
103 %7th86.6 %27th0 %148th530 MB/s2nd506 MB/s9th22 Months17th$289148th
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