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 October 2016 SSD Rankings

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?

SATA and PCIe are both transfer interfaces whereas NVMe is a transfer protocol which runs on top of an interface... 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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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...
93.8 %23rd94 %8th8.6 %1st517 MB/s53rd416 MB/s60th22 Months48th$9551st
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...
83.7 %49th98.1 %3rd1.5 %7th528 MB/s6th501 MB/s14th27 Months69th$12082nd
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $149
30,879 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 155GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 443GB free
117 %3rd97.4 %4th5.9 %2nd517 MB/s53rd414 MB/s62nd22 Months48th$14999th
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $205
5,220 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 405GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 243GB free
96 %20th100 %2nd1 %11th528 MB/s6th501 MB/s14th27 Months69th$205126th
HyperX Savage 240GB $89
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...
83.7 %48th82.3 %44th0.6 %23rd523 MB/s23rd506 MB/s7th18 Months29th$8943rd
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $70
10,125 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 63GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 63GB free
68.1 %75th94 %7th1.5 %7th517 MB/s53rd414 MB/s62nd22 Months48th$7025th
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB $77
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...
73.1 %67th64.4 %118th0.7 %19th493 MB/s129th336 MB/s91st25 Months55th$7730th
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 ...
76.6 %63rd85.3 %27th0.1 %68th516 MB/s65th493 MB/s24th28 Months73rd$10564th
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB $395
1,202 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 876GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 234GB free
99.8 %13th101 %1st0.3 %39th529 MB/s3rd502 MB/s12th27 Months69th$395156th
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...
70.6 %71st80.8 %59th1.1 %9th521 MB/s31st332 MB/s96th28 Months73rd$11675th
Crucial MX200 250GB $83
The 250GB Crucial MX200 is successor the hugely successful MX100. Both drives use both the same NAND and controller but the new MX200 features Dynamic Write Accelera...
91.8 %30th83.1 %40th0.3 %39th527 MB/s14th398 MB/s68th21 Months42nd$8338th
Intel 730 Series 240GB $196
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...
44.8 %114th79.5 %64th0.2 %54th515 MB/s69th291 MB/s105th32 Months87th$196119th
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB $118
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...
59.6 %88th69.2 %94th0.1 %68th440 MB/s149th430 MB/s50th45 Months110th$11878th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB $70
259 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 43GB free
56.4 %94th77.8 %73rd0 %100th515 MB/s69th431 MB/s48th26 Months59th$7023rd
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $123
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...
37.1 %129th78 %72nd1.9 %6th499 MB/s116th350 MB/s84th39 Months96th$12388th
HyperX Savage 120GB $60
501 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 59GB free
62 %86th76.3 %78th0.1 %68th523 MB/s23rd419 MB/s58th18 Months29th$6013th
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB $97
2,370 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 103GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 44GB free
55.8 %95th93.8 %10th0.5 %28th526 MB/s18th489 MB/s26th27 Months69th$9755th
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB $205
872 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 186GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 176GB free
80.3 %57th87.8 %19th0.1 %68th514 MB/s77th492 MB/s25th28 Months73rd$205125th
OCZ ARC 100 240GB $86
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...
84.9 %44th81.4 %54th0.3 %39th462 MB/s146th424 MB/s56th26 Months59th$8642nd
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB $224
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...
43.1 %118th80.8 %58th1.1 %9th521 MB/s31st486 MB/s28th48 Months117th$224131st
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...
37.8 %127th79.4 %65th0.1 %68th513 MB/s83rd471 MB/s36th52 Months125th$245140th
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...
29.6 %145th85.7 %26th0.3 %39th497 MB/s124th479 MB/s33rd54 Months128th$400157th
OCZ Vector 180 240GB $100
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...
80.3 %58th86.1 %23rd0 %100th517 MB/s53rd499 MB/s17th19 Months34th$10059th
OCZ ARC 100 120GB $58
927 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 26GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 24GB free
64.1 %84th76.7 %77th0.1 %68th456 MB/s147th381 MB/s72nd26 Months59th$5811th
Transcend SSD370 256GB $85
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...
84.9 %43rd76.9 %76th0 %100th518 MB/s49th302 MB/s102nd26 Months59th$8539th
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB $124
3,826 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 42GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 109GB free
89 %34th66.8 %112th0.8 %17th499 MB/s116th344 MB/s87th25 Months55th$12489th
Crucial BX100 250GB $120
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...
70.9 %70th84.7 %30th0.5 %28th522 MB/s26th370 MB/s74th21 Months42nd$12082nd
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB $56
1,559 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 59GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 64GB free
53.9 %98th63 %123rd0.1 %68th478 MB/s144th325 MB/s98th25 Months55th$5610th
Crucial BX100 500GB $159
1,185 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 77GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 48GB free
99.1 %15th86.8 %21st0.2 %54th523 MB/s23rd434 MB/s44th21 Months42nd$159106th
OCZ Vertex 460A 240GB $95
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...
80.8 %56th83.5 %35th0 %100th514 MB/s77th498 MB/s19th23 Months53rd$9551st
HyperX Fury 120GB $45
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...
55.5 %96th55 %146th1 %11th508 MB/s103rd156 MB/s146th28 Months73rd$452nd
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB $98
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...
38.4 %126th65 %117th0.3 %39th449 MB/s148th276 MB/s110th45 Months110th$9856th
Crucial M500 240GB $93
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...
71.7 %69th72.9 %82nd0.4 %34th500 MB/s113th272 MB/s113th43 Months108th$9349th
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...
74.2 %65th82.6 %43rd0.1 %68th486 MB/s136th476 MB/s35th41 Months100th$10565th
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 %154th72.1 %84th-728 MB/s1st294 MB/s103rd62 Months144th$471158th
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 %141st57.9 %139th0.3 %39th500 MB/s113th268 MB/s115th66 Months153rd$218128th
Crucial MX300 275GB $70
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...
91.9 %29th68.2 %100th0.6 %23rd483 MB/s140th336 MB/s91st4 Months1st$7024th
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...
34.8 %131st81.1 %57th0.5 %28th481 MB/s142nd390 MB/s71st54 Months128th$150100th
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB $71
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...
59.2 %89th78.8 %68th0.9 %14th521 MB/s31st437 MB/s43rd48 Months117th$7127th
OCZ Vector 150 240GB $119
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...
73.5 %66th89.9 %15th0 %100th522 MB/s26th503 MB/s10th35 Months91st$11980th
Crucial BX100 120GB $59
479 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 111GB free
58.4 %91st71.4 %85th0.1 %68th521 MB/s31st189 MB/s141st21 Months42nd$5912th
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB $55
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...
46 %111th50.6 %152nd0.3 %39th493 MB/s129th156 MB/s146th55 Months132nd$558th
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...
41.8 %121st79.6 %63rd0 %100th511 MB/s90th446 MB/s38th41 Months100th$215127th
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...
82.7 %52nd84.6 %32nd0 %100th512 MB/s85th433 MB/s45th49 Months121st$10061st
OCZ Trion 150 240GB $60
1,166 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 195GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 198GB free
92.6 %27th67.8 %103rd0.5 %28th517 MB/s53rd353 MB/s77th6 Months5th$6014th
Intel 535 Series 240GB $120
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 ...
57.3 %93rd70.4 %91st0.2 %54th519 MB/s43rd248 MB/s129th18 Months29th$12081st
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB $45
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...
47.4 %109th47 %153rd5 %3rd498 MB/s122nd145 MB/s151st47 Months114th$452nd
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...
47.1 %110th86 %24th0 %100th514 MB/s77th497 MB/s22nd33 Months89th$203124th
Intel 520 Series 120GB $99
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...
35 %130th62.7 %127th0.6 %23rd512 MB/s85th165 MB/s145th56 Months136th$9958th
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB $128
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...
53.7 %99th69.3 %92nd0.4 %34th518 MB/s49th263 MB/s117th54 Months128th$12891st
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...
30.5 %144th68.3 %99th0 %100th519 MB/s43rd254 MB/s127th63 Months147th$266144th
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB $280
5,195 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 733GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 879GB free
120 %2nd96 %5th0.9 %14th521 MB/s31st415 MB/s61st22 Months48th$280145th
Crucial MX200 500GB $145
1,256 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 124GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 277GB free
92.8 %26th75.9 %79th0.2 %54th515 MB/s69th398 MB/s68th21 Months42nd$14597th
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB $100
127 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 78GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 24GB free
45.6 %112th82.3 %45th0 %100th514 MB/s77th420 MB/s57th23 Months53rd$10061st
Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB $50
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...
79.9 %59th81.7 %52nd0.1 %68th518 MB/s49th477 MB/s34th36 Months94th$507th
OCZ ARC 100 480GB $180
220 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 275GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 421GB free
83.6 %50th82.9 %41st0 %100th463 MB/s145th439 MB/s39th26 Months59th$180114th
Adata Premier SP610 256GB $85
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...
88.9 %35th80.5 %60th0 %100th521 MB/s31st354 MB/s76th28 Months73rd$8539th
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB $97
277 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 170GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 146GB free
81.8 %55th85.8 %25th0.1 %68th528 MB/s6th509 MB/s4th22 Months48th$9754th
Transcend SSD370 128GB $48
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 ...
65.8 %79th65.3 %116th0 %100th514 MB/s77th156 MB/s146th26 Months59th$486th
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB $80
298 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 68GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 74GB free
40.8 %122nd62.3 %129th0 %100th509 MB/s98th234 MB/s133rd39 Months96th$8033rd
Adata XPG SX900 256GB $95
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...
70.3 %72nd69.2 %93rd0.1 %68th512 MB/s85th281 MB/s109th55 Months132nd$9551st
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB $63
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...
74.8 %64th56.8 %144th2.6 %5th511 MB/s90th263 MB/s117th47 Months114th$6317th
HyperX Savage 480GB $143
9 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 447GB free
98.1 %17th81.9 %50th0 %100th526 MB/s18th499 MB/s17th18 Months29th$14395th
Plextor M6V 256GB $110
46 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 199GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 207GB free
82.2 %54th90.4 %13th0 %100th528 MB/s6th350 MB/s84th15 Months27th$11073rd
Adata Premier Pro SP920 256GB $80
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...
90.7 %31st78.5 %69th0.1 %68th527 MB/s14th344 MB/s87th30 Months81st$8034th
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 %139th67.4 %107th0.3 %39th510 MB/s95th399 MB/s66th60 Months141st$261143rd
Adata Premier SP550 240GB $63
2,154 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 220GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 157GB free
83.3 %51st63.2 %122nd1 %11th494 MB/s127th260 MB/s121st13 Months21st$6317th
Crucial MX100 512GB $200
3,641 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 315GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 343GB free
84.4 %45th86.3 %22nd0.3 %39th512 MB/s85th480 MB/s32nd28 Months73rd$200123rd
Plextor M6S 128GB $70
546 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 89GB free
60 %87th79 %67th0 %100th489 MB/s135th332 MB/s96th30 Months81st$7025th
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...
32.3 %138th59.3 %136th0.5 %28th508 MB/s103rd317 MB/s99th60 Months141st$10969th
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB $106
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...
72.8 %68th79.2 %66th3.1 %4th510 MB/s95th351 MB/s82nd39 Months96th$10667th
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...
34.5 %134th60.6 %131st0 %100th517 MB/s53rd257 MB/s125th57 Months138th$193117th
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...
48.2 %108th95.2 %6th0.1 %68th525 MB/s20th503 MB/s10th46 Months113th$240139th
PNY CS1311 240GB $65
1,431 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 116GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 151GB free
87.1 %38th67.7 %106th0.7 %19th517 MB/s53rd355 MB/s75th6 Months5th$6520th
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB $74
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...
42.9 %119th61.8 %130th0.7 %19th511 MB/s90th200 MB/s139th54 Months128th$7428th
SanDisk Extreme 240GB $179
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...
40.4 %123rd67 %110th0.2 %54th518 MB/s49th242 MB/s132nd56 Months136th$179113th
OCZ Agility 3 240GB $150
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 ...
31.4 %143rd45.7 %154th0.2 %54th213 MB/s155th183 MB/s143rd65 Months149th$150102nd
OCZ Vector 180 480GB $170
145 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 355GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 411GB free
94.8 %22nd90 %14th0 %100th519 MB/s43rd498 MB/s19th19 Months34th$170110th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 480GB $181
160 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 360GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 279GB free
89.6 %32nd89.3 %18th0 %100th521 MB/s31st502 MB/s12th26 Months59th$181115th
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB $124
1,204 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 321GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 39GB free
68.7 %74th51.5 %149th0.2 %54th510 MB/s95th292 MB/s104th47 Months114th$12490th
OCZ Vector 150 120GB $89
357 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 34GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 71GB free
51.1 %104th84.8 %29th0 %100th521 MB/s31st427 MB/s52nd35 Months91st$8945th
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 ...
34.6 %132nd57.2 %143rd0.4 %34th499 MB/s116th136 MB/s154th37 Months95th$8944th
Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB $229
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...
27.6 %149th52.4 %148th0 %100th354 MB/s152nd220 MB/s135th80 Months158th$229134th
Crucial MX300 525GB $120
271 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 321GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 309GB free
101 %10th69.1 %97th0.6 %23rd483 MB/s140th341 MB/s90th4 Months1st$12082nd
Plextor M6S 256GB $80
212 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 25GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 161GB free
96.4 %19th83.4 %36th0 %100th484 MB/s138th426 MB/s54th30 Months81st$8034th
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...
39.4 %124th77.7 %74th0 %100th505 MB/s108th413 MB/s64th42 Months107th$240138th
OCZ Trion 150 120GB $46
291 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 44GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 74GB free
66.6 %77th67.1 %109th0.2 %54th517 MB/s53rd334 MB/s95th6 Months5th$464th
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB $229
1,871 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 692GB free
93.3 %24th66 %114th0.2 %54th498 MB/s122nd336 MB/s91st25 Months55th$229135th
Crucial MX200 1TB $317
266 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 415GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 407GB free
84.1 %47th73.6 %81st0.1 %68th490 MB/s134th399 MB/s66th21 Months42nd$317152nd
OCZ Vector 180 120GB $80
48 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 103GB free
52.6 %101st80.3 %61st0 %100th522 MB/s26th433 MB/s45th19 Months34th$8032nd
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...
64.8 %81st90.9 %11th0.1 %68th524 MB/s21st481 MB/s31st31 Months85th$152104th
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 %137th72.5 %83rd0 %100th480 MB/s143rd313 MB/s101st41 Months100th$13092nd
Crucial M500 120GB $55
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...
54.2 %97th62.5 %128th0.2 %54th499 MB/s116th140 MB/s152nd43 Months108th$559th
PNY CS1311 120GB $47
622 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 24GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 84GB free
64 %85th65.6 %115th0.3 %39th516 MB/s65th336 MB/s91st6 Months5th$475th
OCZ Agility 3 120GB $102
5,368 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 4GB free
21.7 %153rd39.8 %156th0.6 %23rd203 MB/s157th122 MB/s157th65 Months149th$10263rd
Intel 335 Series 240GB $200
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...
37.5 %128th67.7 %104th0.1 %68th515 MB/s69th262 MB/s119th49 Months121st$200120th
Plextor M5 Pro 128GB $106
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...
43.2 %117th77.4 %75th0.1 %68th509 MB/s98th316 MB/s100th49 Months121st$10666th
Intel 730 Series 480GB $289
580 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 319GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 258GB free
66.4 %78th93.9 %9th0.1 %68th520 MB/s41st484 MB/s30th32 Months87th$289148th
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...
31.5 %142nd82.1 %48th0 %100th502 MB/s112th419 MB/s58th59 Months139th$348153rd
Adata XPG SX930 240GB $85
84 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 152GB free
84.2 %46th80 %62nd0 %100th507 MB/s106th431 MB/s48th14 Months25th$8539th
HyperX Savage 960GB $300
48 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 331GB free
95 %21st82.2 %47th0 %100th522 MB/s26th505 MB/s9th18 Months29th$300150th
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 240GB $117
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...
68.9 %73rd83.2 %37th0.1 %68th516 MB/s65th498 MB/s19th26 Months59th$11777th
Plextor M5S 128GB $200
633 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 49GB free
23.4 %151st67.7 %105th0.1 %68th496 MB/s125th211 MB/s136th51 Months124th$200121st
SanDisk X110 mSATA 128GB $150
174 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 52GB free
26.9 %150th62.8 %126th0 %100th435 MB/s151st276 MB/s110th39 Months96th$150100th
Intel 330 Series 120GB $99
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...
31.9 %140th57.2 %142nd0.2 %54th512 MB/s85th139 MB/s153rd55 Months132nd$9957th
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...
28.7 %146th55.2 %145th0.4 %34th499 MB/s116th194 MB/s140th66 Months153rd$11675th
Adata XPG SX930 120GB $61
79 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 18GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 58GB free
65.7 %80th81.8 %51st0.1 %68th515 MB/s69th430 MB/s50th14 Months25th$6115th
Adata Premier SP550 480GB $120
628 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 425GB free
86.5 %40th63.3 %121st0.3 %39th494 MB/s127th260 MB/s121st13 Months21st$12082nd
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB $374
221 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 482GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 893GB free
85.5 %42nd87.3 %20th0.1 %68th514 MB/s77th488 MB/s27th28 Months73rd$374155th
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% ...
51.6 %102nd70.8 %88th0.2 %54th527 MB/s14th186 MB/s142nd28 Months73rd$7429th
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB $187
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 ...
20 %156th57.6 %140th0.4 %34th508 MB/s103rd147 MB/s149th67 Months156th$187116th
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 ...
43.3 %116th81.4 %55th0 %100th515 MB/s69th485 MB/s29th41 Months100th$225132nd
Samsung 840 250GB $121
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...
49.6 %106th59.6 %134th0.7 %19th509 MB/s98th247 MB/s130th48 Months117th$12187th
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...
44.1 %115th67.4 %108th0.1 %68th521 MB/s31st268 MB/s115th66 Months153rd$160107th
Crucial MX300 750GB $170
257 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 390GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 551GB free
104 %6th70.4 %90th0.1 %68th484 MB/s138th342 MB/s89th4 Months1st$170111th
Crucial BX200 480GB $110
622 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 177GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 189GB free
92.5 %28th63.4 %119th0.1 %68th492 MB/s133rd253 MB/s128th11 Months16th$11071st
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB $95
192 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 187GB free
79.6 %60th82.2 %46th0 %100th527 MB/s14th506 MB/s7th11 Months16th$9550th
Plextor M6S 512GB $194
11 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 61GB free
Worst Bench: 74% 269GB free
89.6 %33rd89.7 %16th0 %100th499 MB/s116th439 MB/s39th30 Months81st$194118th
OCZ Trion 100 240GB $63
1,268 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 171GB free
66.8 %76th50.7 %151st0.3 %39th500 MB/s113th260 MB/s121st15 Months27th$6316th
Adata XPG SX900 128GB $68
896 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 103GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 96GB free
45.4 %113th58.4 %138th0.3 %39th505 MB/s108th206 MB/s137th55 Months132nd$6821st
Crucial M550 128GB $90
399 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 15GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 11GB free
51.3 %103rd81.5 %53rd0 %100th524 MB/s21st353 MB/s77th31 Months85th$9046th
Corsair Force LS 240GB $100
485 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 18GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 112GB free
58.6 %90th62.9 %125th0.1 %68th519 MB/s43rd379 MB/s73rd35 Months91st$10060th
Intel 525 Series mSATA 240GB $140
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...
50.1 %105th69.2 %95th0 %100th515 MB/s69th284 MB/s107th45 Months110th$14093rd
PNY CS2211 960GB $290
19 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 763GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 674GB free
100 %12th84.6 %31st0 %100th529 MB/s3rd500 MB/s16th9 Months13th$290149th
PNY CS2211 240GB $80
184 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 62GB free
86 %41st78.1 %71st0 %100th528 MB/s6th438 MB/s41st9 Months13th$8034th
PNY CS1311 480GB $119
570 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 307GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 402GB free
93.2 %25th67.8 %102nd0.3 %39th517 MB/s53rd351 MB/s82nd6 Months5th$11979th
Patriot Ignite 240GB $93
111 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 195GB free
82.4 %53rd83.6 %34th0.1 %68th529 MB/s3rd508 MB/s5th20 Months37th$9348th
OCZ Vertex 460 120GB $150
223 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 29GB free
33.5 %136th81.9 %49th0 %100th511 MB/s90th411 MB/s65th33 Months89th$150102nd
Patriot Wildfire 120GB $287
55 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 70% 56GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 27GB free
15 %158th59.6 %135th0 %100th515 MB/s69th204 MB/s138th63 Months147th$287147th
Mushkin Chronos 240GB $80
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...
64.8 %82nd58.8 %137th0 %100th509 MB/s98th274 MB/s112th62 Months144th$8031st
OCZ Agility 4 256GB $218
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...
34.3 %135th63 %124th0 %100th354 MB/s152nd391 MB/s70th53 Months127th$218128th
OCZ Vertex 450 256GB $304
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...
34.5 %133rd81.2 %56th0 %100th513 MB/s83rd497 MB/s22nd41 Months100th$304151st
Crucial MX300 1TB $247
58 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 654GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 295GB free
102 %8th71.4 %86th0.1 %68th485 MB/s137th346 MB/s86th4 Months1st$247141st
Crucial BX200 960GB $250
78 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 554GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 753GB free
87.4 %37th66 %113th0 %100th495 MB/s126th255 MB/s126th11 Months16th$250142nd
Mushkin Reactor 1TB $232
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...
123 %1st85.1 %28th0.2 %54th519 MB/s43rd427 MB/s52nd20 Months37th$232137th
Transcend SSD370 512GB $155
218 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 297GB free
98.1 %16th82.9 %42nd0 %100th519 MB/s43rd438 MB/s41st26 Months59th$155105th
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB $120
76 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 4GB free
27.6 %148th57.3 %141st0 %100th511 MB/s90th147 MB/s149th59 Months139th$12086th
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 ...
41.9 %120th70.6 %89th0 %100th509 MB/s98th286 MB/s106th41 Months100th$9147th
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB $111
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...
57.5 %92nd66.9 %111th0 %100th517 MB/s53rd272 MB/s113th61 Months143rd$11174th
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...
53.4 %100th75.7 %80th0 %100th520 MB/s41st426 MB/s54th52 Months125th$14596th
OCZ Trion 150 480GB $110
517 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 388GB free
99.2 %14th68 %101st0.2 %54th517 MB/s53rd353 MB/s77th6 Months5th$11071st
Zotac Premium Edition 480GB $164
41 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 385GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 447GB free
96.8 %18th89.5 %17th0 %100th531 MB/s2nd511 MB/s2nd11 Months16th$164109th
Corsair Force 3 120GB $109
2,922 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 50% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 10GB free
20.5 %155th39.5 %157th0.3 %39th203 MB/s157th119 MB/s158th65 Months149th$10969th
Intel 320 Series 120GB $149
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...
16 %157th38.9 %158th0 %100th261 MB/s154th134 MB/s155th67 Months156th$14998th
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...
48.5 %107th70.8 %87th0 %100th506 MB/s107th283 MB/s108th41 Months100th$8037th
PNY CS2211 480GB $140
151 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 386GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 125GB free
103 %7th84.3 %33rd0.1 %68th528 MB/s6th507 MB/s6th9 Months13th$14093rd
Adata Premier SP550 120GB $42
1,865 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 66GB free
Worst Bench: 43% 14GB free
64.3 %83rd60.6 %132nd0.5 %28th493 MB/s129th246 MB/s131st13 Months21st$421st
OCZ Trion 150 960GB $200
100 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 703GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 842GB free
108 %4th68.7 %98th0.1 %68th516 MB/s65th353 MB/s77th6 Months5th$200121st
Samsung 840 120GB $109
4,850 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 20GB free
Worst Bench: 38% 27GB free
27.8 %147th53.4 %147th0.8 %17th504 MB/s111th133 MB/s156th48 Months117th$10968th
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...
22.2 %152nd44.9 %155th0 %100th213 MB/s155th183 MB/s143rd65 Months149th$232136th
Crucial BX200 240GB $68
2,816 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 172GB free
Worst Bench: 43% 138GB free
78.7 %62nd63.3 %120th0.9 %14th493 MB/s129th260 MB/s121st11 Months16th$6822nd
Transcend SSD370 1TB $358
38 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 686GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 943GB free
88.3 %36th83.1 %39th0 %100th521 MB/s31st433 MB/s45th26 Months59th$358154th
Patriot Ignite 960GB $280
18 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 557GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 723GB free
101 %9th83.2 %38th0 %100th528 MB/s6th512 MB/s1st20 Months37th$280145th
Patriot Ignite 480GB $179
48 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 410GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 328GB free
79.3 %61st78.2 %70th0.1 %68th528 MB/s6th511 MB/s2nd20 Months37th$179112th
Patriot Pyro 120GB $65
77 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 34GB free
39.1 %125th51 %150th0 %100th505 MB/s108th234 MB/s133rd62 Months144th$6519th
Adata Premier SP550 960GB $225
61 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 728GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 827GB free
86.8 %39th60.5 %133rd0 %100th440 MB/s149th262 MB/s119th13 Months21st$225133rd
Mushkin Reactor 512GB $162
120 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 57GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 300GB free
104 %5th90.6 %12th0 %100th522 MB/s26th454 MB/s37th20 Months37th$162108th
PNY CS1311 960GB $220
139 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 258GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 285GB free
101 %11th69.1 %96th0 %100th517 MB/s53rd352 MB/s81st6 Months5th$220130th
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